Lies We Tell Ourselves (Paperback)

Robin Talley

-   13 years +

Covering controversial topics of gender, race and sexuality, Robin Talley's Lies We Tell Ourselves is an exceptional novel of first love and sexual awakenings set against a backdrop of the racism and prejudice of 1950s America.

It's 1959. The battle for civil rights is raging. And it's Sarah's first day of school as one of the first black students at previously all-white Jefferson High. No one wants Sarah there. Not the Governor. Not the teachers. And certainly not the students - especially Linda, daughter of the town's most ardent segregationist. Sarah and Linda are supposed to despise each other. But the more time they spend together, the less their differences matter. And both girls start to feel something they've never felt before. Something they're determined to ignore...

A beautifully balanced tale of simmering tension, Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley is a real firecracker of a story that fans of young adult fiction, such as John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, will love!

Lies We Tell Ourselves has been shortlisted for 2016's Carnegie Medal.


Product Details

  • Product code: ALIQC
  • ISBN: 9781848452923
  • Publisher: Harlequin (UK)
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 20.3cm x 14.0cm
  • Pages: 384
  • Publish date: Fri Oct 03 00:00:00 BST 2014
  • Book points: 6

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