Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger
"Lying Out Loud turned out to be a good companion novel to The DUFF But without meaning to, Sonny ends up talking to Ryder all night online. also when it comes to writing about friendship and romantic relationships. But without meaning to, Sonny ends up talking to Ryder all night online. And to 'Lying Out Loud' is a companion novel to 'The Duff', written by. pdl-inc.info: Lying Out Loud: A Companion to The DUFF But without meaning to, Sonny ends up talking to Ryder all night online. And to her "A complex, enemies-with-benefits relationship that the YA market has never seen before.
Before long, Sonny realizes she likes Ryder, and tries to take their internet romance offline without revealing the pseudo-accidental catfishing. The friendship between Sonny and Amy is amazing and important as well.People Share The Most Ridiculous Reasons Why They Ended Their Relationships
Even friends are scared sometimes to reveal all to each other, and Sonny lies to Amy just as much as everyone else. However, I have to give super duper praise for the way Keplinger handles things like this — the friendship and the end of the romantic arc of the book — with realism and hopeful optimism.
Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger Review
All of the couples from these books make appearances, so there are lots of Easter eggs to spot. In particular, though, there is a lot of Wesley. And hollaaaaaa, more Wesley is always better. Their relationship is just so squee-inducing. GIF it to me straight! One lucky winner will win: You must fill in the Rafflecopter below to enter. This giveaway is US only! So obviously I had to grab Lying Out Loud as soon as it came out.
I decided to grab it on audio since Suzy Jackson was narrating it - and she's one of my favourite audio narrators - and it was hilarious! Suzy did such a fantastic job of making every single character sound different, and she really makes the characters come to life.
She lies all the time, but the only person who really knows her is her best friend Amy Rush. So, when Ryder asks Amy out over email, Sonny decides to prank him and write him a horrible response. And when Ryder messages her that night, Sonny accidentally spends all night talking to Ryder and begins to realises that he isn't as bad as she thought. In fact, she might actually like him.
But, to Sonny's horror, Ryder thinks he's been chatting to Amy all night and Sonny has accidentally made him like her best friend instead of her.
Sonny comes up with a crazy plan to get Ryder to fall in love with her, but this leads to more lies that could cost her Ryder and her best friend. The characters in Lying Out Loud are extremely flawed which made me love them even more.
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Sonny was my favourite of all the characters. She was funny, sarcastic and snark, but she could also be sweet sometimes - when she wanted to be.
She's living with Amy right now because her home situation isn't ideal, but she isn't ready to come clean about it just yet. But Sonny also has a radical side that doesn't really think things through before she acts. She tends to strong arm Amy into things she doesn't want to do, but that just showed that Sonny was human.
She makes a lot of mistakes, but that's what made her so real to me. Amy is sweet, kind, adorable and extremely trusting. It doesn't seem like Amy has a bad bone in her body.
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? Someday I will though.
Lying Out Loud has a lot to live up to, but Kody once again brings the ship and the flaws and the humor and the pain. Perhaps my favorite thing about Kody Keplinger books, ships aside, is that the main characters are all deliciously flawed.
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Her heroines and love interests are always deeply flawed, generally due to major parent issues. Everyone has problems that they have to work through as they grow up.
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Sonny has parent issues like whoa. Her mom kicked her out of the house, leaving her homeless and secretly living with her best friend Amy Rush.
The Rush family forms a nice contrast. More than relationship issues, Lying Out Loud is about family and friendship.