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Seven Ways We Lie
Seven Ways We Lie | Riley Redgate
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In Seven Ways We Lie, a chance encounter tangles the lives of seven high school students, each resisting the allure of one of the seven deadly sins, and each telling their story from their seven distinct points of view. The juniors at Paloma High School all have their secrets, whether its the thespian who hides her trust issues onstage, the closeted pansexual who only cares about his drug-dealing profits, or the neurotic genius whos planted the seed of a school scandal. But its Juniper Kipling who has the furthest to fall. No one would argue that Juniperobedient daughter, salutatorian, natural beauty, and loyal friendis anything but perfect. Everyone knows shes a saint, not a sinner; but when love is involved, who is Juniper to resist temptation? When she begins to crave more and more of the one person she cant have, her charmed life starts to unravel. Then rumors of a studentteacher affair hit the fan. After Juniper accidentally exposes her secret at a party, her fate falls into the hands of the other six sinners, bringing them into one anothers orbits. All seven are guilty of something. Together, they could save one another from their temptationsor be ruined by them. Riley Redgates twisty YA debut effortlessly weaves humor, heartbreak, and redemption into a drama that fans of Jenny Han and Stephanie Perkins will adore.
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Smangela
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I‘ll generally pick a paperback over hardcover any day - these are so much bulkier and I need to set the cover aside so it doesn‘t get damaged! But this one has a gorgeous cover underneath too!

Starting my 12th hr which means... I won‘t complete it this time 🤷🏻‍♀️ but still committing to get as close as possible! This is the new couple-read for the hubby & I. #24in48

Lola I love finding Easter Eggs like that when I take off a book cover 📚 14mo
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AnniesJournals
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Purrfectpages
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I️ never realized how many books I️ had with seven in the title, until now. This is just a sampling, the only one of which I‘ve read is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Seven Days of Us is on my shortlist though. #novemberbythenumbers #seven

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daretoreadeverything
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#fairyphoto4 prompt: Mug and fav male characters
I'm gonna start with Valentine Simmons from 7 ways we lie because he's the first ever aroace main character I've read about and not only is he amazing and I love him, this representation is very important to me.
My favorite male character of all time is probably Ronan Lynch because he's badass and a softie and I'd probably do anything to be his friend if he was real.

No room for the rest of them 🙄

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Readingwiththeresa
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I'm currently reading this book for the BookTubeAThon. It took me a little while to get into the book but once all the character are introduced, I want to get to know about them more and more. The book definitely reminds me A LOT about HS years and it brings back many memories 🙂

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Sharpeipup
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"If you purposefully don't talk about something, that doesn't mean it doesn't matter. If anything, that means it matters more. "

Megabooks This is a very interesting book. I read it during a readathon, and I almost wish I had more time with it. 2y
Sharpeipup @Booksandcooks Yes, I feel this would be a great book club pick. Think of the discussion and it would be fun to play their game 2y
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Sharanya
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This was good! A story about relationships & how easily they can twist, turn, sour & change, it has a cast of intriguing characters who move through their world on the wings of deft dialogue. The plot was haphazard, though, which is the danger you run into with 7 points of view. I didn't love the experimental poetry, & I wish I'd seen more of a connection to the seven sins — the thread that never gets tied. Good for a fun, onetime read. ★★★☆☆.

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Sharanya
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#currentlyreading | riding this #contemporaryYA kick as far as it'll go!

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JenlovesJT47
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Day 5, #bestdebutsof2016 - I pick Seven Ways We Lie. This story is set in high school and tells the stories of multiple characters whose lives intersect. This book will make you think. It was quite compelling and definitely worth reading! #feistyfeb 📚🤓📚

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alibrarianslibrary
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Good depth of character (though you get a lot of narrators). I liked how the main plot weaves in and out of each character's story. Pansexual and asexual representation. Definitely worth a try!

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Seven deadly sins, seven characters. Really enjoying this so far! #YALit #SevenWaysWeLie #RileyRedgate

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alibrarianslibrary
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#currentlyreading snuggled in my electric throw blanket.

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JessReads
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I'm sneaking in some reading at work today! I don't know much about this. I was in the mood for some queer YA, and this was on gayya.org's masterlist of titles, so I'm picking it up just based on that. We'll see how it goes! (And if I don't like it, I have a bunch of other titles to pick up at the library on Friday!)

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Well-ReadNeck
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Enjoyed this YA that follows seven students in high school. Speaks volumes about building empathy and seeing shades of gray.

Gleefulreader I love that cover! 3y
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JenlovesJT47
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I really enjoyed this. Of course, it is set in high school so be prepared for a lot of angsty drama. Nonetheless I found myself really rooting for most of the characters, (there was only one I disliked!) and there are definitely some relatable things here. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Recommended!

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JenlovesJT47
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❤️💔 Sorry it's a bit cut off, I had a time with editing, trying to cram it all in there! 💔❤️ #love

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JenlovesJT47
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Yes ^^^ 👍🏻

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This ^^^ 💔

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JenlovesJT47
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Here's to insomniacs everywhere! 😴😴😴 Glad I'm not the only one with this problem. 😌

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JenlovesJT47
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Maverick approves 👍🏻😻🤓

Megabooks I read this during the last @DeweysReadathon 😃👍🏻 3y
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JenlovesJT47
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Can I get an amen ladies?!?! 🍆👎🏻💀💩😤😑😖😱

jpmcwisemorgan Yes. There is never an appropriate time unless it's requested. Please just don't. I don't know why guys think this is ok. 3y
JenlovesJT47 @jpmcwisemorgan I know! As someone who was enmeshed in online dating for the last two years up until a few months ago, I have lost track of how many unsolicited dick pics I've gotten. #dontsendthemunlessweask ! 😌 3y
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JenlovesJT47
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I really like this cover! 🤓

brendanmleonard Wow that cover sold me! 3y
JenlovesJT47 @brendanmleonard me too! I think I saw it on amazon and requested it from the library without really reading the blurb. So far so good! 3y
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Stacywill8
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Started this on vacation because I figured that it looked like a mindless teen book. I was pleasantly surprised. People often forget about all of the secrets people tend to keep from those around them.

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KilgoreTrout
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I'm a sucker for a scandalous YA novel (hello, 30-something with a Pretty Little Liars obsession). The characters in this one felt much more three dimensional than standard fare, every character had a different voice. Also, a good reminder of how happy I am to be done with that phase of my life! Yay adulthood!

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KilgoreTrout
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This is the second book in a row that I've read that includes the word "cul-de-sacs" ?

BookFreakOut @Purplerach10 and I once had an in-depth conversation surrounding that word! 😜 Grammarians, unite! 3y
BookFreakOut Or rather, the proper spelling of that word. 3y
KilgoreTrout Yay, @BookFreakOut !! I'm sure mine isn't perfect, but I've been waiting to pull culs-de-sac out of my bag of tricks for a long time! 3y
[DELETED] 4184155464 Uniting in grammar and culs-de-sac! 3y
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Snockowitz
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There are positives to Redgate's book, but the very premise of the story is ridiculous. If there is an anonymous report that a student and teacher are sexually involved, there isn't a school in this country that would have the principal announce it at an assembly, interrogate every student in the school, and announce the investigation's conclusions over the school's public address system. Sorry. That's absurd. Where was the editor here?

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Snockowitz
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There are positives to Redgate's book, but the very premise of the story is ridiculous. If there is an anonymous report that a student and teacher are sexually involved, there isn't a school in this country that would have the principal announce it at an assembly, interrogate every student in the school, and announce the investigation's conclusions over the school's public address system. Sorry. That's absurd. Where was the editor here?

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Fancypants
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Really enjoyed this book. Not because everything ends happily every after, but because it feels real. The lies we all hide from others, the judgements people make, and dealing with the fallout from all of it. Written from different points of view too which I think adds a bit of reality to the tale too.

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MellieAntoinette
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“Sometimes you go a long time having fooled yourself into thinking that you're as grown-up as you'll ever be...you live in this state of constant self-assurance, & for a while nothing can upset you from this pedestal, because you imagine yourself to be so capable until somebody does something that takes a golf club to your ego, and suddenly you're 9 years old again, pieced together from humiliation, gawky youthfulness & childlike ideas." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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AshleyS
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I think I would like this if I read it, but I listened to it and I absolutely hated some of the narrators (it rotates between readers depending on the character chapter). Several were very monotone. I listen to books at work and even though it is short I took me a long time to get through.

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Well-ReadNeck
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Love it when a deal pops up on a book already on my wish list!!!! FTW!

MaryAnn1 🖐🏻 High five! 3y
Megabooks I read this during Dewey's readathon! Definitely recommend it if you're doing the @24in48 ! Great book. 3y
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NHLibrarian
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Enjoyed this more than I expected to. A good reminder that often people are going through things you know nothing about. Also a good reminder to teens that they aren't going through things alone. Great characters and smart writing.

MrBook Nice image! 3y
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NHLibrarian
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Lots of great little funny bits in this 😀

Megabooks Oh, I really enjoyed this one. Read it during the last readathon! 3y
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JulieSlater
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Seven distinct voices. It was especially nice to see underrepresented sexualities given a voice.

UltraVioletRosie This looks interesting. 3y
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JulieSlater
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Lunch in the library staff room.

maximoffs Been dying to read that! 3y
JulieSlater I just started it. I'll let you know how it goes. It's an interesting premise. 3y
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Alien0103
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I loved this book! I really like how it was told from all the characters' perspectives, showing us that everyone has something to hide or some sort of problem even if we don't always show it.

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Megabooks
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4🌟 It's a large task to have 7 first-person narrators, but Redgate is mostly up to it. Some sins (pride, envy, greed, lust) are better shown than others (gluttony). The plot is well constructed, and the characters are memorable. Overall, a solid effort at a difficult undertaking.

NHLibrarian Looks interesting...I think I'll add this to my order for the library! 3y
Megabooks @NHLibrarian Glad I could help! I think your YA readers will enjoy it. I had to wait behind two people online for at my small city library. 3y
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Megabooks
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I've thought this before! 😂😂

SamCampbell 🙌🏻 3y
Noctowl1216 I worry about this too! It's tough, being neurotic. : / 3y
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Megabooks
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Just finished We Live in Water. Fantastic book!!! Now to read about high schoolers grappling with the seven deadly sins!

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Megabooks
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I'm joining in the readathon fun tomorrow! I'm starting with this YA book to get my mind going.

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wordrevel
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I finished reading Seven Ways We Lie over the weekend. There were a lot of MCs to keep straight (7 altogether) but I liked how it reminded me that no two perspectives are ever the same.

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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Interesting scenario: a student-teacher affair is announced with an investigation and this group of loosely connected teens become bound to each other.

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Sarahreadstoomuch
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This isn't what I expected but that's okay. Lots of characters to get to know... Curious to see where this goes.

LitHousewife I like that cover a lot. Too bad it wasn't great. 4y
LitHousewife Never mind. I misread what you wrote. Keep us posted! 4y
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readwritelove28
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7 characters = 7 deadly sins

MyFriendsAreFiction I just read this one and it was good but not great for me 4y
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