People always talk about realizing they’re in love during the happy moments, but I think you realize it in the bad ones. The ones that knock you off center, scaring you when they prove that no matter what kind of logic is in your head, it’s what in your heart that determines fucking everything.
“Tell Me Lies” by Carola Lovering was a fast paced young adult novel, that had me turning page after page until the late hours of the night. What was intriguing to me about this book was that it was written in the point of view of the main character, Lucy, and her on-again-and-off again toxic boyfriend, Steve. I loved that Lovering wrote both point of views of the characters because it shows how differently one situation can appear to either side of the couple.
As I read through the novel, I couldn’t decide who’s side to be on. Despite the toxic characteristics of Steve, you can’t help but notice that toxic tendencies that Lucy herself embodies. The novel goes back and forth between the past and the future. Through the book, you see the ups and downs of Lucy and Steve’s relationships, and how it effected everyone around them.
“Tell me Lies” also touches upon family issues and friendship issues that I feel many people could relate to. It was refreshing to read a book like this one, because I have been on a mystery novel binge. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that wants a quick read that is super interesting, fast paced, and full of life lessons and love.