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Estelle: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: September 30, 2014 Publisher: HarlequinTeen Pages: 304 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: historical fiction, 1950s, segregation, LGBT, family Format read: Paperback ARC from HarlequinTeen. (Thanks!) Summary: Sarah is one of the first African American students to enter a predominately white Virginia […]

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October 8, 2014 - 11:05 pm

Alexa S. - I haven’t quite gotten around to reading Lies We Tell Ourselves. It definitely came across as a very ambitious book, considering everything it wanted to tackle! But I’m pleased to hear that you felt it was handled really well and really authentically; that makes me more inclined towards picking up this book soon!

October 6, 2014 - 8:18 am

Nicole @ The Quiet Concert - Beautiful review Estelle! I agree that this is an important story and well-done. And I thought Linda’s through process and how she slowly started forming her own opinions was very realistic. However, I do think it was a little too ambitious having a dual focus on racial segregation and LGBT romance and that it held both stories back a little bit. But nevertheless, this was a strong book!

September 25, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Brianna - This sounds really good. Thanks for sharing your review.

September 25, 2014 - 11:39 am

Cassie @ Happy Book Lovers - I’m so glad to see you loved this one. This is one of my most-anticipated books, and I had no idea there was a love storyline in it! But I’m excited to see it didn’t affect anything. I love books with tons of discussion opportunities so I can talk (or tweet, let’s be honest) with other people about them. And it seems like a super relevant book with what’s going on in the world today (sadly). I wish it weren’t relevant, but I’m glad people are talking about it.