Lying Out Loud: A Companion to The DUFF

Lying Out Loud: A Companion to The DUFF

by Kody Keplinger

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Lying Out Loud: A Companion to The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

Kody Keplinger returns to the world of The DUFF in this brand-new companion novel! Sonny Ardmore is an excellent liar. She lies about her dad being in prison. She lies about her mom kicking her out. And she lies about sneaking into her best friend's house every night because she has nowhere else to go. Amy Rush might be the only person Sonny shares everything with — secrets, clothes, even a nemesis named Ryder Cross. Ryder's the new kid at Hamilton High and everything Sonny and Amy can't stand — a prep-school snob. But Ryder has a weakness: Amy. So when Ryder emails Amy asking her out, the friends see it as a prank opportunity not to be missed. But without meaning to, Sonny ends up talking to Ryder all night online. And to her horror, she realizes that she might actually like him. Only there's one small catch: he thinks he's been talking to Amy. So Sonny comes up with an elaborate scheme to help Ryder realize that she's the girl he's really wanted all along. Can Sonny lie her way to the truth, or will all her lies end up costing her both Ryder and Amy?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545831109
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 280,486
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Kody Keplinger grew up in a small Kentucky town. During her senior year of high school she wrote her debut novel, The DUFF, which is a New York Times bestseller, a USA Today bestseller, a YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and a Romantic Times Top Pick. It has since been adapted into a major motion picture. Kody is also the author of Lying Out Loud, a companion to The DUFF; Run; Shut Out; and A Midsummer's Nightmare, as well as the middle-grade novel The Swift Boys & Me. Kody currently lives in New York City and writes full-time. You can visit her online at www.kodykeplinger.com.

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I, Sonny Elizabeth Ardmore, do hereby confess that I am an excellent liar. It was never something I aspired to be, but rather a talent that I couldn't avoid. It started with lies about my homework – I could actually convince teachers that my dog ate it, with fake tears and everything if needed – and then I told lies about my family – my father was an international businessman, not a deadbeat thief who'd been tossed in jail when I was seven – and, eventually, I was lying about everything else, too. But as excellent a liar as I may be, lying hasn't led me to much excellence lately. So let the record show that this time I am telling the truth. All of it. The whole shebang. Even if it kills me.

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Lying Out Loud: A Companion to The DUFF 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really interesting to me. I love this book so very much and i would recommend it to everybody
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I REALLY want to know wht Ryder & Sonny talk about when the book ends!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good story but I had trouble reading it because there would be black line across my screen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved ut
MyndiL More than 1 year ago
This was a "read in one sitting" book for me. I enjoyed it just as much as I did DUFF and I am honestly very excited to read the rest of Keplinger's books. I'm also impressed at an author so young. This is listed as a companion to The DUFF because it happens at Hamilton High and cameos some of the characters we got to know in that book. Other than the cameos and location, this could easily be read as a stand alone. I enjoy a continuation of a story, but I also like getting to know other people within the world that was created in a previous book, so I did like that aspect of this book. I also liked that there were similarities to the first story, but not to the point where it felt like I was reading the same story with different people. I think YA fans and fans of contemporary romances would enjoy this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honestly, I didn't really know what to expect when I first saw it but I loved all her other books! I liked the book and was a good read. I found myself yelling at Sonny the main character! However, I believe you should read it even though personally the ending is quite the let down....
MorrisMorgan More than 1 year ago
A companion novel to “The Duff”, “Lying Out Loud” returns the Rush family through the eyes of Amy’s best friend, Sonny. “Lying Out Loud” is strongly written and a wonderful blend of old and new characters, all developed in the wonderful way for which Kody Keplinger is known.  The dialogue is snappy and hilarious, and most importantly, realistic.  Everyone has a nice mix of flaws and strengths, with some more obvious than others.  Fans of “The Duff” will be happy to know there is a healthy dose of the older Wesley and Bianca, and they are just as great as the first time around. The plot revolves around Sonny and her ability to lie, not only to everyone else, but also to herself.  She gets in way over her head and goes on a collision course with disaster.  It is uncomfortable to read, but portrays a good message in the end.  The only flaw I found is that Sonny almost went so far as to become irredeemable, even with her circumstances.  In fact, she really did cross that line for me, but the story is still a good one.  It would have been five stars were it not for that. I recommend “Lying Out Loud” to fans of “The Duff” and any fan of young adult fiction.  The content is much more mild than “The Duff”, making it suitable for upper middle-graders, as well. This review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome