Julie Anne Peters – Lies My Girlfriend Told Me : Review
Short Spoiler Free Review (longer review below)
“When Alix’s charismatic girlfriend, Swanee, suddenly dies, Alix is overcome with despair. As she searches Swanees room for mementos of their relationship, she finds swanees cell phone, pinging with dozens of texts sent from a girl named Liana”
(Young Adult / LGBT)
I loved this book. Julie Anne Peters never fails to amaze me with her books and I love them all, slightly bias? Nah.
This story is about a girl struggling with the grief of losing her girlfriend, the girl she gave everything up for, only to find her phone with messages from another girl (ohhhhhh)!
The book explores different forms of grief, loss, acceptance and also it subtly explores emotional abuse which, applause to Julie Anne Peters, I love that there is awareness being raised within young adults.
Alix is real (not really real but real). She has such a realistic personality and I love how her home life is included in the story and from start to end you can see how it all comes together and develops Alix as a person.
The only disappointment for me was that we didn’t get much of a back story but I guess it wasn’t really needed, just an extra I would have liked.
ALERT: SPOILERS BELOW: ALERT
I kind of guessed that Alix and Liana would end up dating, it was inevitable but I was SO for it! I mean they are cute AF. I loved that the story subtlety told how they had both been emotionally abused by Swanee but obviously had so much love for eachother. I mean askjknabdge they are cute ok?!
I would have defiantly liked more of a back story of Swanee, how she managed to date them both, why she was doing it, just a snippet of her version would have been nice . But the story was still brilliant and I loved it, thanks Julie Anne Peters.