The best lies / by Sarah Lyu.
- 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 2 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Breckenridge Public Library||Y LYU (Text)||33500013091236||New||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||Y LYU (Text)||33500013091244||New||Checked out||12/02/2019|
- ISBN: 9781481498838
- ISBN: 1481498835
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2019.
Told in alternating timelines, seventeen-year-old Remy Tsai's boyfriend, Jack, is shot by her best friend, Elise, and while police investigate, Remy probes her memories for the truth of their friendship.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
Remy Tsai comes to some tough conclusions about trauma, revenge, and obsessive friendship in this dark and anxious thriller. The story starts with Remy talking to the police about the shocking death of her boyfriend, Jack; the literal smoking gun in her best friend Elise's hand; and how they ended up in this nightmare. When Remy meets Elise, they seem to have an instant connection: both have a troubled family life, Remy's defined by emotional neglect and Elise's by physical brutality. Remy is drawn in by Elise's apparent strength and loyalty, something lacking in her own life, and their friendship deepens around a series of pranks Elise orchestrates to enact justice on people who have wronged her friends. Lyu does a great job of building anxiety as Elise becomes manipulative and possessive of Remy, especially after she starts dating Jack. Everything builds to a reveal that readers will most likely see coming, but the empathetic portrayal of two hurting girls who love each other but ultimately can't help each other shines through. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Search for related items by subject
|Subject:||Murder > Fiction.
Best friends > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Dating (Social customs) > Fiction.
Family problems > Fiction.
Honesty > Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.