“I, Sonny Elizabeth Ardmore, do hereby confess that I am an excellent liar.”- Sonny, Lying Out Loud
Title: Lying out Loud
Author: Kody Keplinger
Series: The Duff
My Thoughts: Lying Out Loud (LOL) is the companion novel to The Duff.
I was a HUGE fan of The Duff. I was procrastinating late Saturday night, and instead of writing my paper for my sociology class, I decided to read The Duff. I could not put this book down and finished it within three hours. This book was just too cute. I loved Bianca and the banter between her and Wesley was adorable. So of course when I saw that Keplinger was writing a companion book I was like:
LOL follows Sonny Ardmore, who is the best friend of Amy Rush (Wesley’s younger sister). Sonny is a compulsive liar. She lies about pretty much everything; she lies about being kicked out of her home, she lies about her parents, and she lies to get out of trouble.
Ryder Cross is the new guy at school and has also become Sonny’s nemesis as she finds him to be a pretentious, rich kid who enjoys dissing her small town. Things become interesting when Ryder sends Amy an email asking her out. Amy does not want to go out with him, but because she is so nice, she doesn’t know how to at no. Sonny decides that the only way to get Ryder to back off is with a mean response.
Later that night, Sonny is up late and Ryder messages her telling her what she said was mean. Sonny feels bad and she apologizes and they end up talking for the rest of the night. Their late night convo’s continue over the next few nights and Sonny finds herself falling for Ryder. Only problem is that Ryder this that he has been talking to Amy the whole time.
Sonny comes up with a plan to get Ryder to fall for her and as she continues to scheme, the lies continue to grow. Eventually, all the lies come full circle and everything blows up and she loses both Amy and Ryder. I’m not going to spoil the ending, but I will say that I liked the ending. It kind of leaves things up in the air for maybe another book…
I really enjoyed this book, Although I enjoyed The Duff a little more, this book was still pretty funny. One thing that I fangirled over was seeing characters from Keplinger’s other books show up throughout this book. This book was just cute and funny and I definitely LOLed a few times!
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!