Three Little Lies Book Review

Three Little Lies Book Review

Title: Three Little Lies
Author: Melissa Wolff
Published: 2014
No. of Pages: 210
Cover Price: $4.00

In the young-adult novel, Three Little Lies, Amber Swanson, a troubled teenager, travels from her home in New York to stay with her half-sister, Rebecca in Virginia. Amber doesn't want to be there, and makes it clear by causing trouble, smoking, drinking, and hanging with the wrong people. Amber hasn't had it easy; her best friend, Madison, is missing, and everyone, including the police, believe that Madison is a runaway. Amber is sure there is foul play, and is trying to find her friend. As 15-year-old girls often do, Amber is having self-esteem issues, especially since she has a prosthetic leg due to a recent accident, along with meeting a new friend, Ethan, and falling in love – sort of. Rebecca has a loser boyfriend who makes passes at Amber, and life is just not good.

During the course of the novel, Amber discovers some suspicious happenings at Ethan's house – his Dad is the Mayor, and definitely doesn't like Amber. Amber, who is stubborn, is determined to get to the bottom of the problem with Ethan's Dad, and puts herself, along with her sister, and her best friend, Bailey (who is Madison's boyfriend and is also in Virginia for the summer) in grave danger. Several girls in the area have gone missing, and Amber may be next.

Wolff does an excellent job of characterizing Amber; anyone who knows a rebellious teenager will find her very true-to-life. In fact, readers will be able to relate to all of the characters and think of them as real people. The story-line is interesting, albeit a bit far-fetched, and there are twists and turns throughout. One problem with the writing is that there are numerous grammatical and usage errors in the novel which should be edited and corrected. On the upside, it's a fast read and there is no sex or graphic violence in the novel, making it perfect for young adults.

Special thanks to PJ Nunn of Breakthrough Promotions for supplying a review copy of this book.

This book may be purchased at Amazon: Three Little Lies

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