Review: Lying Out Loud (The DUFF) by Kody Keplinger

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Summary:

Revisit Hamilton High in this MUST READ for all fans of The DUFF – co-starring Bianca and Wesley.

Sonny Ardmore is an excellent liar. She lies about her dad being in prison. She lies about her mom kicking her out. And she lies about sneaking into her best friend’s house every night because she has nowhere else to go.
Amy Rush might be the only person Sonny shares everything with – secrets, clothes, even a nemesis named Ryder Cross.
Ryder’s the new kid at Hamilton High and everything Sonny and Amy can’t stand – a prep-school snob. But Ryder has a weakness: Amy. So when Ryder emails Amy asking her out, the friends see it as a prank opportunity not to be missed.

But without meaning to, Sonny ends up talking to Ryder all night online. And to her horror, she realizes that she might actually ‘like’ him. Only there’s one small catch: he thinks he’s been talking to Amy. So Sonny comes up with an elaborate scheme to help Ryder realize that she’s the girl he’s really wanted all along. Can Sonny lie her way to the truth, or will all her lies end up costing her both Ryder and Amy?

The DUFF is a New York Times Bestseller and a major motion picture starring Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Mae Whitman and Alison Janney.

Review:

I loved The DUFF so I couldn’t wait to put my hands on this one and see more of Wesley and Bianca together, and damn it was beautiful! What I love the most about these books are the characters. They’re all unique, flawed, and honest (ironically enough since the main character lies about everything).

It’s scary to tell the truth sometimes.

Sonny is so used to lying, and getting away with it, that she starts to believe to her own lies. Her troubles usually start when she tries to be honest.
She’s really funny, loud, and impertinent, and she’s never afraid of saying what she thinks, as long as she doesn’t have to talk about herself. I really liked her, and her development throughout the book.

“I reject and deny the notion of ‘false hope’. Hope is never false.

Her best friend, Amy (Wesley’s sister), is the quiet girl loved by everyone, she’s beautiful and really good at heart.
Ryder is the new guy, he seems kind of a jerk and a snob, but as Sonny gets to know him he turns out to be a really lovable and well rounded character.

“Sometimes people surprise you, if you let them.”

Of course the whole time he thinks he’s chatting with Amy, so when Sonny finds out that she likes him she start planning a way to make him fall for her by disliking Amy.

“When we’re texting or talking online, she’s so…She’s great. She’s funny and smart and it’s so easy to talk to her. The virtual Amy is incredible. … I just wish the Amy I saw in real life was more like that.”

I loved that this book showed that the moments in which Ryder liked Sonny the most were when she was just being herself, their bartering was adorable and funny. It was so cute I kept smiling like an idiot.
Sonny and Amy’s friendship was amazing. Those two made me cry more than once.

You can love people and still realize they’re screwed up.

Really well written, and THAT ENDING! damn! I need another companion novel please!

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