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Lie to Me (A Touched Trilogy) (Volume 1) Paperback – November 27, 2012
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In Lie to Me by Angela Fristoe the reader follows Phoebe as she deals with the discovery of her hidden ability, and its impact on her friends. Life is never normal for a teenager, but for one of the ‘Freaky Matlins,’ discovering that she has the ability to tell when people are lying complicates her life beyond belief. When her best friend hooks up with a boy that Phoebe ‘suspects,’ but who she can’t catch in a lie, it not only threatens her sanity, it threatens her relationship with Nathan, a boy that she’s had a crush on since she first met him.
A story that is sometimes funny, often filled with angst, Fristoe takes us into the life of an American teen, albeit a teen with a unique ability, and keeps us interested until the end. The ending of Lie to Me was a twist. Although Phoebe satisfactorily settles her own situation, the book closes with a bit of a cliff-hanger regarding her sister, Lily. Thank goodness, Fristoe has written sequels, so we can expect to follow along with each of the sisters in future books.
Kudos to the author for a fascinating ride.
The writing was good. The pacing was great. The author absolutely nailed the relationships. She was able to convey the complex relationships between sisters and the awkward crush/new romance relationship.
I was not expecting such a powerful and important message to be embedded in a paranormal teen novel but I'm happy that the author took the risk and addressed something important. While some of the content was mature, I think this book is perfect for its intended audience: teens/young adults.
I'm definitely interested in continuing the trilogy.
I received a copy of this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
Phoebe is one of triplets who all have gifts. Only hers has never come in. Her sisters have always had their powers since birth, but Phoebe has often felt like the odd one out. She is supposed to be able to tell if people are telling the truth, but she has never been able to before. So she is just like a normal teenage girl. She has had a crush on Nathan forever, but he picked another girl over her way back when. Only now it looks like he is single again...will that mean that she will finally have her chance with him?
And what is going on with her bff Tonya? When Tonya lies to her one day suddenly she can tell. Suddenly her gift seems to be working...only maybe that is not a good thing. Tonya gets super angry that Phoebe calls her out on her lies, in a nicer way, but still. Now Phoebe has to figure out why Tonya is lying and what to do about it.
Through the story we get to see Nathan and Phoebe grow closer, Phoebe try and figure out how to catch Tonya's boyfriend being untruthful, and how to help her friend. This was an alright read, but like I said I think I was a bit too old for it. There were some good after school special moments about abuse and helping victims of it, but it was just...not for me really. Phoebe is an angry teenager and lashes out a lot and just acts like a teenager.
One thing that did bug me was that the grandmother and everyone kept telling Phoebe she needs to learn to control her gift, but she never does.Read more ›
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I thought this book was a really good teen paranormal story. First in a series, Phoebe, one of a set of triplets, each with a special gift hers being truth telling. Read morePublished 3 days ago by HD
I enjoyed this book. Interesting story and I liked the characters.Published 6 days ago by Angela M. Dokos
The Matlin triplets are born with tree abilities healing, seeing the future and Pheobes is supposed to be that she tell when someone lies. Read more
A fairly fast read, but nothing special. There are 3 sisters with special gifts, and each book in the trilogy tells one of their stories. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JG
Angela Fristoe writes another fantastic book! Even though there were heavy issues, the plot was great overall. I'm already reading Lily's book! Five glittery stars!Published 4 months ago by Andrea Heltsley
eh...i'm surprised I even got through the entire book. I have no interest in continuing on to the next story because this one wasn't all that greatPublished 5 months ago by Yinka Ladeinde