cover image Tell Me No Lies

Tell Me No Lies

Adele Griffin. Algonquin, $18.95 (352p) ISBN 978-1-61620-676-5

Lizzy has never lived down the shame of her first epileptic seizure, which occurred during eighth-grade chorus (“I know girls still whisper about it. How crazy I looked. How freaky I seemed,” she says). Since then, she’s remained closed-lipped about her condition and made little effort to make new friends. But during her senior year, she becomes more courageous after rebellious and sophisticated new student Claire chooses her for a friend, and Matt, Lizzy’s crush from another school, shows sudden interest. Lizzy is thrilled to finally have a boyfriend and to spend time with Claire, but neither her budding romance nor her new friendship is perfect. Lizzy suspects that both Claire and Matt are hiding something from her, and she’s determined to find out what. In a story containing as many secrets as main characters, Griffin (Be True to Me) delivers a universal message about openness and honesty. Ages 14–up. [em]Agent: Emily van Beek, Folio Literary Management. (June) [/em]