Review : Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate 

“Paloma High School is ordinary by anyone’s standards. It’s got the same cliques, the same prejudices, the same suspect cafeteria food. And like every high school, every student has something to hide—whether it’s Kat, the thespian who conceals her trust issues onstage; or Valentine, the neurotic genius who’s planted the seed of a school scandal.
When that scandal bubbles over, and rumors of a teacher-student affair surface, everyone starts hunting for someone to blame. For the unlikely allies at the heart of it all, the collision of their seven ordinary-seeming lives results in extraordinary change”

I have to say i really was not expecting much when i started this book. First, contemporary is really not my favorite genre. Second, this book has seven POVs, seven characters…and it’s a short book. I was afraid that the characterization wouldn’t be well done and define, but i was wrong. So wrong. This books has some of the most interesting characters I have read about in a contemporary. Most of them were fascinating and they all had their very own personal voice. The diversity was also very nice, It was my first book with a pansexual character. It was so interesting to see the seven deadly sins fit in the story, i loved seeing how each charater had a sin and how it was visible in their personality. The storyline was also really fun to follow even if it had nothing original. I felt like this book had alot to say about society, about how we act as a group but also how everybody has their own little personal war. The ending was very satisfying, but i’m not going to lie, i wanted more. I absolutely love the writing style. I’m looking foward to everything Redgate will write in the future. 

This book was a lovely surprise, i highly recommend it. I will be rereading it in the near future that’s for sure. The characters were amazing and just for that, you should read it.

Seven Ways We Lie : 4.5/5


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