Waiting on Wednesday–Lie by Caroline Bock

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.

I’ve read a couple reviews for Lie, and I have to say that I’m intrigued.  Most of the reviews have been good, but I always like to read it for myself, especially if I’m seeing such a mix of starred ratings on Goodreads.  I love the subject matter for this one.  I think the only book I’ve read that deals with hate crimes is Shine by Lauren Myracle.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? 🙂

Title & Author: Lie by Caroline Bock

Release Date: August 30, 2011

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Summary (From Goodreads):

Everybody knows, nobody’s talking. . . .

Seventeen-year-old Skylar Thompson is being questioned by the police. Her boyfriend, Jimmy, stands accused of brutally assaulting two young El Salvadoran immigrants from a neighboring town, and she’s the prime witness. Skylar is keeping quiet about what she’s seen, but how long can she keep it up? 

But Jimmy was her savior. . . .

When her mother died, he was the only person who made her feel safe, protected from the world. But when she begins to appreciate the enormity of what has happened, especially when Carlos Cortez, one of the victims, steps up to demand justice, she starts to have second thoughts about protecting Jimmy. Jimmy’s accomplice, Sean, is facing his own moral quandary. He’s out on bail and has been offered a plea in exchange for testifying against Jimmy.

The truth must be told. . . .

Sean must decide whether or not to turn on his friend in order to save himself. But most important, both he and Skylar need to figure out why they would follow someone like Jimmy in the first place.


  1. This one sounds really tensed. I’ve never heard of it until now… great pick, Sarah!

  2. Ooh, this one sounds so cool — it seems so intense!

    I tend to check out reviews on Goodreads before reading a book, too. It always helps me get to know a little more about the book so I have a clue on whether I’ll enjoy it or not. 🙂

    Awesome pick for your WOW, Sarah! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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