AUDIO
Tell Me No Lies
8 CDs. 900p. Recorded Bks. Jul. 2018. ISBN 9781501989964. $87.75. digital download.
COPY ISBN
Gr 10 Up—Suzy Jackson is the perfect narrator for this coming-of-age story set in the late 1980s. Lizzy Swift vividly remembers her first seizure. She wishes the nastiest girls in her private school would forget. Under the tutelage of new student Claire Reynolds, Lizzy begins to expand her circle of friends, experiment with sneaking into clubs in Philadelphia, and explore a relationship with Matt, her long-time crush. Lizzy's venture into the adult world is fraught with secrets and heartbreak. For young adults who have never known the death sentence that HIV/AIDS used to be, this story of a group of teens on the cusp of adulthood will provide context for the period. Graphic description of sexual acts, adult predation on minors, and suicide make this a title that is more appropriate for mature listeners.
VERDICT Griffin's character-driven story, combined with pitch-perfect narration and production, make this a good purchase for collections needing historical fiction or general fiction about friendship and self-determination.

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