Review: The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens

24892774 Genre: YA Contemporary
Published: November 3, 2015 by Harper Teen
Length: 336 pages
Source: HarperTeen (ARC)

Sadie Kingston, is a girl living in the aftermath. A year after surviving a car accident that killed her friend Trent and left her body and face scarred, she can’t move forward. The only person who seems to understand her is Trent’s brother, Max.

As Sadie begins to fall for Max, she’s unsure if she is truly healed enough to be with him — even if Max is able to look at her scars and not shy away. But when the truth about the accident and subsequent events comes to light, Sadie has to decide if she can embrace the future or if she’ll always be trapped in the past.”


The Lies About Truth is a novel about family, friendships, and forgiveness. What I enjoyed most about it was Sadie’s relationships with her friends: Max (the love interest), Gina, and Gray (her ex). I just wish we got to see more of how Sadie and Max got closer. They were already close when the book started, and we were given snippets of their email conversations, but I wish we got to read how they build their relationship. I also like how both Sadie’s and Max’s families are very supportive of their children.

The romance was interesting because it was fun to see the awkwardness between Gray and Sadie when Max was around :P. There is also a bit of mystery towards the end which made me kept on reading. Overall it was a great read, but I think Courtney’s other novel, Faking Normal, left much more impact on me than this one. The Lies About Truth did not make me feel a lot of emotions and it got a bit boring at times. Nonetheless, I still suggest you pick it up especially if you’re going through tough times.

3.5 of 5

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