Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: August 28th 2012
Summary: Quinn’s done the unthinkable: she kissed a guy who is not Carey, her boyfriend. And she got caught. Being branded a cheater would be bad enough, but Quinn is deemed a traitor, and shunned by all of her friends. Because Carey’s not just any guy—he’s serving in Afghanistan and revered by everyone in their small, military town.
Quinn could clear her name, but that would mean revealing secrets that she’s vowed to keep—secrets that aren’t hers to share. And when Carey goes MIA, Quinn must decide how far she’ll go to protect her boyfriend…and her promise.
Review: If I Lie tackles quite a few sensitive topics. This book demonstrates the terribleness that rumors and bullying can cause. It demonstrates the amount of love, faith, and trust a person can have for another being. But most of all, it demonstrates how one promise, one action, and one moment can change a person's life completely.
I liked Quinn a lot. She's someone who is going through a lot. Labeled a cheater and an overall insensitive and bad person by all the people she calls her friends and loved ones, Quinn takes a huge hit.
Yet, as a reader, I knew that she hadn't really done what everyone said she did… at least not technically. It was hard to understand why she was doing what she was doing at first, but then it all became clear, and I couldn't help but admire the person she was. She truly was a friend worth knowing, one who would put others before even herself.
I couldn't help but understand what everyone was going through. It was a difficult time for them all. I can't even begin to imagine what Quinn, Carey, Blake, and everyone else were going through. It was crazy, it was tragic, but still, it was beautiful.
One of the characters that I couldn't help but adore was George. He was so sweet and wonderful, and his connection with Quinn was magnetic. Carey was an enigma that we learned about in bits and pieces. And Blake, well, Blake was something. He had charisma and I just loved every bit of it.
Engaging and breathtaking, this book shows what it's like to experience grief, happiness, misery, pain, love, and life. Quinn evolves during the course of this book, and it's a wonderful thing. If I Lie portrays what it's really like to hold the weight of the world on your shoulder, and what it's like to make a decision that changes everything you could have ever imagined… changing yourself in the process.