2022 Book Review: Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

YA Mystery/Thriller, 2018 from Little Brown, 390 Pages

What I Didn’t Like:

  • Sawyer’s mother. The main idea behind this story never would’ve happened if she was a slightly more attentive parent or was honest with her child. I’m a bit tired of that stereotype. 
  • Pacing was strange. Partially I think this is because the story is told out of order, drawing you closer to the moment when the two timelines come together. It felt like you were going too far back and getting too much that was relatively boring. But that could be because I was bored with all the debutante stuff.
  • I wasn’t impressed with the big reveal at the end. No spoilers though. 

What I Did Like:

  • Sawyer herself. I’m all about the strong willed, daring, stubborn main characters. I loved her immediate protection mode for her family members and I loved her determination. 
  • The scheming. I love a good scheme in a book and this had one. Watching the plan come together was pretty good, too. 
  • The drama and banter between all the teen girls was well written. 

Who Should Read This One:

  • If you like books with schemes and plans, this is a good one. 
  • You do have to be a reader who likes a good contemporary teen drama as well, though. Specifically, if you’re into the debutante storylines you’ll probably love this one. 

My Rating: 3 Stars.

The debutante stuff won’t be for everyone but if you happen to like that the mystery isn’t bad! 

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