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Friday, January 15, 2010

Rgz Street Team: Sarah Reviews Little Black Lies by Tish Cohen

The rgz Street Team is a group of teens who bring YA reviews to our blog, led by Postergirl Miss Erin. Find out more.

Today, Sarah reviews Little Black Lies by Tish Cohen:

"Sara Black is a new eleventh grader at Anton High. Anton High School is the most elite public school in the nation. In Anton High’s world of privilege, intelligence, and wealth, Sara can escape her family’s tarnished past and become whomever she wants. And what’s the harm in telling a few little black lies when it can lead to popularity? That is, until another It girl at Anton becomes jealous of Sara’s social climbing. With her balance evaporating, one small push could bring Sara crashing down.

"I don't usually like books about rich girls. I think that I could relate to it because Sara felt out of place and wasn't rich. She is paranoid about others finding out about her. I think that everyone has felt this way. Sara was a realistic character and had interesting aspects about her. Her choices were not always the smartest, but that is how most teens are. Cohen also developed the mean girl well. I wish that there had been more of a romantic plot. I wasn't sure if their romance was going to last or was even that real. Cohen is a great writer. Little Black Lies is a dramatic and cute book. " --Sarah


Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks, Sarah. I hadn't seen this yet!

Anonymous said...

I love the VW bus on the cover! I want one! Hope to check out the book sometime! Thanks for taking the time to review it!

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