- File Size: 1112 KB
- Print Length: 80 pages
- Publisher: HarperTeen (December 18, 2012)
- Publication Date: December 18, 2012
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008CGUGQM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #188,978 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The First Lie (The Lying Game Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I've always been a writer. I made up stories about my sister's blanket, BeeBee, when I was four. From there I wrote about squareheaded creatures, an environmental saga about little yellow men who live in vegetable gardens, teenage dramas well before I was a teenager, a book series about a Japanese girl who finds out her ancestors are samaurai (and she must be one, too), a bunch of arty short stories, and some books that maybe you've heard of. The PRETTY LITTLE LIARS series is based on my experiences there...kind of. Sort of a hyperbolic version of them. Plus some random stuff thrown in.
I've also written THE LYING GAME, which is about a dead twin and an alive twin, THE HEIRESSES, which is about a rich family's curse, and THE PERFECTIONISTS, which is about five somewhat strangers who get everything they wanted...but that comes at a price. I wrote THE VISIBLES, which is about jackalopes and mental illness, and EVERYTHING WE EVER WANTED, which features a guy who discovers his ex lives on a commune.
Top Customer Reviews
Over the course of the Lying Game series, we have learned a lot about Sutton, but most of it didn't come from Sutton herself. Obviously, she is a ghost (or spirit or whatever) and doesn't remember much from her life. I was quite intrigued to read a story told from her POV while she was still aive, but I really think Sara Shepard wasted an opportunity.
The plot of this story is, simply put, BORING. After so many juicy and twisted lying game pranks, the so-called "prank" featured in this story comes off as rather tame. I also expected Sutton to be more of a "B" word than she was in The First Lie. Everyone in the school is afraid of her and she has a whole folder dedicated to her at the police station, but she seemed pretty nice to me. I get that Sara probably wanted to humanize Sutton, which I am fine with, but I would have enjoyed reading more about her nastiness. After all, Sutton was so mean to so many people that ther murder suspect list is quite long.
My last problem with this book is that there isn't much foreshadowing to the fact that Sutton is about to get murdered. Sara could have easily had an unknown figure threaten her, giving Sutton a feeling that something bad was about to happen to her. It would have been a nice nod to the other books in the series.
All in all, this is a nice little story that really serves no purpose in the grand scheme of The Lying Game books. I can't say I regret reading it, but I also see no reason to recommend it.
I've only read the first two books in the Lying Game series. I've read a little about Sutton and Thayer's history and I was interested in finding out what happened to them. Their story unfolds in The First Lie.
I like that we saw a softer side to Sutton as she starts to fall for Thayer, and not just as part of a prank. She even admits to herself that she thinks the Lying Game goes too far. We really see the darker side of Sutton in the first two books in The Lying Game and it's great to have a story from Sutton's perspective with her emotions.
I'm hooked on this series and I can't wait to dig into book 3.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love TLG series so much -- the show and the books. Loved this book and seeing Sutton and Thayer. I love prequels. What a good book series! My favorite of all time.Published 2 months ago by Dawn Richards Elliott
I didn't like how short this was. Definitely left me wanting more. Other than that it's pretty great. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kara Sue
I really enjoyed this novella, because I love The Lying Game. Although, I don't really like Sutton all that much. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Selena#1
I love how they started to know each other .
I will recommend this book to everyone.
Love it :)
I couldn't even finish this teenagsty queen bee drama. I hope it got better, but the first few chapters were all the worst bits of high school.Published 15 months ago by Catherine M. Ward
I love this series!!! One million times better than Pretty Little Liars. This story is haunting me six months later!!!Published 15 months ago by C. Jacobs
Quick read but completely worth it. Loved learning about Sutton while she was alive and how she fell in love with Thayer.Published 16 months ago by Brandy
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