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{Lying Out Loud: Kody Keplinger}Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger
Series: The DUFF
Published by Scholastic Press on April 28, 2015
Genres: Realistic Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 371
Format: ARC
Source: Scholastic Press
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5 Stars



{Synopsis} – 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?

{My Thoughts} – Sonya {Sonny} is an interesting character that gets introduced into this series. The book is mainly about her as opposed to her friend Amy. If you read The Duff you will know that Amy is the sister to the main character in that book. I think it would have been interesting if this book had been based on her as opposed to her friend instead she was only a supporting character. None the less she had important roles throughout the book that helped to shape Sonny into the character she was destined to become.

Sonny is a liar on all accounts. She knows the truth, she chooses not to tell it. She thinks that if people get to know her for who she is that no one will like her. That no one will be there for her and that everyone will pack their bags and runaway from her. However, it is the complete opposite, her lies seem to be what is pushing those she cares about away from her as opposed to the truth. Although, when you think about it, how could the truth when she shares very little of it with even those that are the closest to her.

Amy is a sweet kind shy person. She is everything she was in the first book in the few encounters that she was shared. In this book she learns to grow up, to stand up for herself and to be more true to herself. She comes a long way within the pages of this book and I would have loved to see her develop into more, but like I said the book was about her friend Sonny and not her, which I’m still not sure if I like or not.

The book is well written, like the first it has it’s funny scenes. It has it’s emotional scenes. I even almost cried some, I did tear up in a few places. If you’ve read the book you know the places I’m referring to. All and all I think its a nice sequel to a great book, but the first book will in my opinion always be better, because the original characters are the ones I fell in love with. Now that. that is out of the way, if you enjoyed the first book, I am certain you will also enjoy this second one.