Monday, November 16, 2009

Little Black Lies Review

Little Black Lies by Tish Cohen
Publisher: Egmont USA
Release date: October 13, 2009
Source: Publisher

Sara Black is tiptoeing across a fraying tightrope.

the new eleventh grader at Anton High–the most elite public school in the country–she sticks out like an old VW bus in a parking lot full of shiny BMWs. But being the new kid also brings a certain advantageous anonymity.

In Anton High’s world of privilege, intelligence, and wealth, Sara can escape her family’s tarnished past and become whomever she wants.

And what’s the harm in telling a few little black lies when it can lead to popularity? That is, until another
it girl at Anton becomes jealous of Sara’s social climbing.

With her balance evaporating, one small push could bring Sara crashing down.


So Little Black Lies? What can I say but that I loved it. It was well written, funny, sad, loveable, it was everything a terrific book should be. The characters were great- well developed with strong personalities and it was hard not to like the main character, even with her lies. Although I liked her, there was always something nagging in the back of my mind about her that I didn’t care for. I didn’t like that she went to such lengths just so people wouldn’t find out she lived in an apartment with her janitor father. Also, she was always sucking up to the most popular girl. Even though at times I didn’t like her, Sara’s flaws added to the premise of the book, and made the plot keep moving. Her father was a great character. His OCD was something that really opened my eyes to how horrible the disease really is. OCD has always been kind of unreal to me, but Little Black Lies made me realize how serious it is.

Lying is a difficult subject, but Tish Cohen perfectly dealt with it. I didn’t always like how much Sara lied, but by the end it proved how much trouble you can cause and the people you will hurt. Sara learned some important lessons and Little Black Lies showed how important it is to be honest, and never to abandon the people you love most. Romance wasn’t a big part of the novel, but the small bit there was I liked. The ending was perfect and Leo and Sara are a great couple. I loved how in the end they both opened up about their pasts. Sara’s past was one thing that made me understand her actions a little more. All in all, I would highly recommend Little Black Lies. I definitely agree with all the high reviews it’s gotten.

Also, I really like the cover. The vintage car is so cute, and the different pictures are great.

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars


  1. Nicely put! I really want to read this one. It just sounds so cute. Thanks for the review!

  2. I really want to read this. I'm glad you liked it, so I probably will too : D

  3. The plot actually sounds like the author really thought about it. I'd definitely read this one.

  4. I like the cover of this book too. It sounds very interesting.

  5. Thank you, Kelsey, for the thoughtful and lovely review. Keep on reading, everyone!


  6. The cover is great! Sounds like a very good read.
    Awesome review. I'll keep an eye out for this one.
    Thank you for your review =)


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