Lies My Girlfriend Told Me Book Cover Lies My Girlfriend Told Me
Julie Anne Peters
LGBTQ Contemporary, YA
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
June 10th 2014
Paperback, Hardcover, ebook, Audiobook

When Alix's charismatic girlfriend, Swanee, dies from sudden cardiac arrest, Alix is overcome with despair. As she searches Swanee's room for mementos of their relationship, she finds Swanee's cell phone, pinging with dozens of texts sent from a mysterious contact, L.T. The most recent text reads: "Please tell me what I did. Please, Swan. Te amo. I love you."

Shocked and betrayed, Alix learns that Swanee has been leading a double life--secretly dating a girl named Liana the entire time she's been with Alix. Alix texts Liana from Swanee's phone, pretending to be Swanee in order to gather information before finally meeting face-to-face to break the news.

Brought together by Swanee's lies, Alix and Liana become closer than they'd thought possible. But Alix is still hiding the truth from Liana. Alix knows what it feels like to be lied to--but will coming clean to Liana mean losing her, too?


I think I already said that, but I am going to repeat myself, this month is my diverse read month. I am picking only books with diverse characters without even realizing it. LOL and you know what??

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So having this in mind, expect a lot of diverse book reviews coming your way ^^


Uhmm…. I am like 60% sure that this is the first time that I picked F/F character based book, but don’t quote me on that it might be a wrong guess. Anyway, let me jump right into the review part.

This one was a totally blind read for me, I knew nothing about it only that there is a LGBT representation and that’s it. Truth be spoken, I am glad to tell you that I did not know anything, cuz I would have been much more disappointed than I actually was.

We start off knowing that Alix’s girlfriend has passed away suddenly at the age of 17 (or 18 not quite sure here) and everything unfolds from here. The mystery vibe was very much appreciated, I liked how the main character dealt with her grief in the beginning. Another thing that I really liked was the acceptance from the parents on both sides for their children being openly gay. We do not go through the whole coming out of the closet part, we jump right into the middle of it.

Everything was going fine until Alix decided to do what she did with that cellphone and it all went downhill from there…

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I don’t really want to say much, because spoilers, but just keep in mind that shortly after the death of Swanee, Alix is already falling head over heals with another girl…Not cool, I did not like this nor the way it all happened. It was wayyy too fast, way too chaotic and just going forward and getting to discover all those mysteries involving Swanee’s life (which is the dead girl) felt just too pushed and unbelievable even? uhmm Just nope it did not add up to me, that certain things could happen to a 17 year old girl nowadays.

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Really wanted to like this book, but I was not driven to the characters nor the plot and just left me feeling MEH..

The main reason that made me drop the vote even more, was the i-did-a-terrible-thing-to-you-without-you-knowing- it-that-i-should-have-told-you-in-the-beginning-but-when-i-tried-to-something-always-kept-coming-up trope that I HATE WITH ALL MY BEING. For f… sake just say itt SHOUT IT I don’t care even if someone interrupts you just freaking say it aghrrr even thinking about this makes me sooo angry.

Overall I gave it 3 stars, because I did like it in the beginning and I did love the F/F representation.

If you have plans on reading it, I am not going to make you change your mind. It might turn out to be just your cup of tea so go ahead and pick it.

  • Have you read this book? Did you like it?
  • What is your favourite F/F character based book?

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