Saturday, November 08, 2014
Lies My Girlfriend Told Me, by Julie Anne Peters
Peters writes great YA fiction, where the fact that her characters are gay plays second to simply writing a good story. On the sheer desire of wanting to support the normalization of LGBT YA fiction, I enjoy reading and promoting her books. Unfortunately, this particular novel is not her strongest. The plot (which really doesn't have that much to do in the first place) meanders about. Subplots involving the dead girl's younger sister and another one about Alex's former BFF are never well integrated into the focus of the story on Alex and Liana's budding relationship. However, I still enjoyed this story of girl-meets-girl as an appealing romance.