Lies My Girlfriend Told Me (Paperback)

By Julie Anne Peters

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316234955, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 19, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/9/2014)
Hardcover (6/10/2014)
Compact Disc (6/10/2014)
Compact Disc (6/10/2014)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (6/10/2014)

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Now in paperback, National Book Award finalist Julie Anne Peters returns with a compelling novel about relationships, trust, romance, and loss--with a suspenseful twist

When Alix's charismatic girlfriend, Swanee, dies from sudden cardiac arrest, Alix is overcome with despair. As she searches Swanee's room for mementos of their relationship, she finds Swanee's cell phone, pinging with dozens of texts sent from a mysterious contact, L.T. The most recent text reads: "Please tell me what I did. Please, Swan. Te amo. I love you."

Shocked and betrayed, Alix learns that Swanee has been leading a double life--secretly dating a girl named Liana the entire time she's been with Alix. Alix texts Liana from Swanee's phone, pretending to be Swanee in order to gather information before finally meeting face-to-face to break the news.

Brought together by Swanee's lies, Alix and Liana become closer than they'd thought possible. But Alix is still hiding the truth from Liana. Alix knows what it feels like to be lied to--but will coming clean to Liana mean losing her, too?

About the Author

Julie Anne Peters is the critically acclaimed author of Define "Normal," Keeping You a Secret, Pretend You Love Me, Between Mom and Jo, She Loves You, She Loves You Not..., It's Our Prom (So Deal With It), and Luna, a National Book Award finalist. She lives with her partner, Sherri Leggett, in Lakewood, Colorado.

Praise For Lies My Girlfriend Told Me

Praise for Lies My Girlfriend Told Me:
"This book tenderly explores themes of loss and forgiveness... Peters capably addresses teen LGBT relationships without making them the story's sole preoccupation."
Publishers Weekly

"In Peters's newest offering, questions of love and honesty abound... This book does not focus on sexuality, and it's a pleasure to read a typical teen romance that just happens to be between two girls."—School Library Journal

"Peters has written another insightful, absorbing novel of relationships that is both emotionally and intellectually satisfying... This will have widespread appeal to both gay and straight readers and is another strong offering from a well-established, popular author."—Booklist

Praise for It's Our Prom (So Deal With It):
"A fun read about a Denver high school whose idea of inclusivity goes beyond the norm to include all 'geeks, freaks, and uniques.'"—SLJ

"There are plenty of comedic missed and mixed messages...Romance readers will enjoy this alternative peek at prom."—Booklist

Praise for She Loves You, She Loves You Not...:
"The story of friends, family, and lovers will pull readers into the deeper themes of trust, rejection, and intimate secrets revealed."—Booklist

"A warm and substantive character study and a welcome addition to stories about LGBTQ teens."—Kirkus Reviews