Lying Out Loud

Lying Out Loud

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A companion to Kody Keplinger's debut novel The DUFF, now a major motion picture!

Sonny Ardmore is an excellent liar.

She lies about her dad skipping town. She lies about her mom kicking her out. And she lies about sneaking into her best friend's house every night because she's got nowhere else to go. Thank God for Amy Rush. Sonny and Amy share everything - secrets, clothes, and even a nemesis in the form of Ryder Cross (despite Ryder's unrequited crush on Amy).

But when Sonny and Amy play a prank on Ryder online, it backfires. But when Ryder's not fooled and calls Amy out, it's Sonny that's logged into her friend's computer. Without meaning to, Sonny ends up talking to him all night online. And it happens again. And again. The problem is, he still thinks he's talking to Amy. Sonny might be an excellent liar, but the truth has to come out eventually. And when it does, more than one heart may end up broken in the process.

Return to the world and characters of The DUFF with Kody Keplinger in this brand-new companion novel.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
ISBN: 9780545831093
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Kepli
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 21 cm


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Dec 11, 2016

This companion novel to The DUFF is just as easy to read and fast-paced as the original. My main complaint is the ending. It's left wide open and does exactly what an ending does: ends.

Jul 20, 2015

I really like this book. it's awesome/cool

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Jul 12, 2016

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Jul 12, 2016

Lying Out Loud is set in the world of Kody Keplinger's novel, The Duff. This story is about Sonny Ardmore who lies her way out of situations. Lying is her escape when she's late to class or when she doesn't have enough money to pay for lunch. Sonny and her best friend Amy Rush's archenemy is Ryder Cross, a new student who moved form Washington DC. They view Ryder as a complete snob who compares everything in their small town of Hamilton to his past home in Washington. Ryder has a major crush on Amy so one late night when Sonny picks up Amy's laptop to work on her homework while her best friend sleeps, Ryder messages her and the two chat and bond all night. She reveals that Ryder may not be the stuck up prick they thought. The only problem is that Ryder thinks that he's been talking to Amy this whole time--after all, Sonny was using Amy's account. Day by day, Ryder falls for "Amy" even more through the cyber world without knowing that it's actually her best friend behind the screen and Sonny starts falling for him too. Soon, she's got herself into a larger mess than she could ever imagine but can she lie her way out of this one?


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