Tell Me No Lies

8 CDs. 900p. Recorded Bks. Jul. 2018. ISBN 9781501989964. $87.75. digital download.
Gr 10 Up—Suzy Jackson is the perfect narrator for this coming-of-age story set in the late 1980s. Lizzy Swift vividly remembers her first seizure. She wishes the nastiest girls in her private school would forget. Under the tutelage of new student Claire Reynolds, Lizzy begins to expand her circle of friends, experiment with sneaking into clubs in Philadelphia, and explore a relationship with Matt, her long-time crush. Lizzy's venture into the adult world is fraught with secrets and heartbreak. For young adults who have never known the death sentence that HIV/AIDS used to be, this story of a group of teens on the cusp of adulthood will provide context for the period. Graphic description of sexual acts, adult predation on minors, and suicide make this a title that is more appropriate for mature listeners.
VERDICT Griffin's character-driven story, combined with pitch-perfect narration and production, make this a good purchase for collections needing historical fiction or general fiction about friendship and self-determination.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing