We Told Six Lies

We Told Six Lies

by Victoria Scott

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ISBN-13: 9781640634213
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 373,452
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Victoria Scott is the author of eight novels including Titans, Fire&Flood, the Dante Walker trilogy, and Violet Grenade. She is published by Scholastic and Entangled Teen.

Victoria’s novel Titans received two starred reviews, and Fire&Flood was selected as a 2017 Spirit of Texas Reading Program book. Victoria’s novels have been bought and translated in fourteen foreign markets. The author currently resides in Philadelphia, and loves hearing from her readers. www.victoriascott.com

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We Told Six Lies 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 4 days ago
Remember how many lies we told, Molly? It’s enough to make my head spin. You were wild when I met you, and I was mad for you. But then something happened. And now you’re gone. But don’t worry. I’ll find you. I just need to sift through the story of us to get to where you might be. I’ve got places to look, and a list of names. The police have a list of names, too. See now? There’s another lie. There is only one person they’re really looking at, Molly. And that’s yours truly. Molly is the new girl at Cobain’s school. He’s a loner and really doesn’t talk to anyone until one day when Molly looks at him and tells him he is the one. Cobain is completely and totally infatuated with her. Molly has a past that she’s hiding, covering with lies, and wants to get away from anything connected to it, including her overbearing mother. With Cobain promising to do anything he can to make it happen, Cobain and Molly make plans to run away together. But something happens, and all eyes are on Cobain. I really enjoyed the writing style of this book. The chapters were different than any other book that I’ve read before. They were labeled Now, Then, and Molly. The story is told from Cobain’s point of view throughout most of the book so Now would be the present, Then was when he and Molly were together before she ran away, and Molly is from her present point of view. I found with it being written this way you got more of the story and the back story so nothing was left for you to wonder too much about. You can kind of see where the plot is going (or so you think) until you get closer to the end then you’re like WHAT?! (or at least that’s how I felt). I really liked Cobain’s character and how the author portrayed him. He was a loner, yes, but he wasn’t the stereotypical YA novel loner. He chose not to talk to people because no one would give him a chance. They all thought he was a freak because of something they knew really nothing about. Which is what led them all to believe that he’s the one that did something to Molly even all he did was love her. My feelings about Molly’s character went back and forth throughout the book, like situational feelings. One minute, I liked her, and the next I didn’t. Once I got more of a back story of her life, I understood a little more of why she was the way she was and the way she acted. I absolutely loved this book (as you can tell by my rare 5-star rating). This was a great YA thriller. Like I said before, I really liked the writing style and the characters and would really like to read another book by this author. I would recommend this to anyone who loves YA books with a twist! Thank you, NetGalley and Entangled Teen for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Martina Rossi 4 days ago
Guys, THIS BOOK! To be honest, I didn't expect it to like this book to much, but it totally blew my mind! "We told six lies" is a YA mystery and it's about a girl and a boy who fall in love, but it's not just it. It's about love and loss, sadness and depression, hate and betrayals. Plus, it really focuses on lies and the consequences they might have on us and those around us. Lying might seem the simpler way to interact with people, to protect ourselves and to make things easier, but then it turns out it's just the worst thing we can do. Lying always bring bad things. I really liked the focus on this matter. The character were well described and, especially from a psichological point of view, they were realistic and well written. It was easy to empathise with both Molly and Cobain. But also with other characters. The novel in divided into 'then' and 'now' chapters and it's something that I found really smart. It's a way to keep you glue to the pages because it doesn't let you know everything right away. Another thing that I loved about this book is that it was full of twists. Usually, when I read a thriller, I love to be surprised, even if I always try to figure out what happened or what's happening. I'm just too curious and I like to solve mysteries. So, when I arrive to the end of a book and I find out that my theory is wrong, I can't help but feel amazed. And the final of "We told six lies" amazed me. I was so sure of my theory that I dind't see the big twist coming. That left me speechless and brought me so much joy. If you're a YA and mystery novels fan, then this book is definetely your cup of tea! It's captivating, appealing and original.
KelseyN 5 days ago
It was a solid suspense/thriller story that kept me entertained. Jumping back and forth between past and present to tell the story of Molly and Cobain worked well enough, but I didn't love the second person POV for the past chapters. Although the final twist was a nice surprise and veered away from the super cliche ending I had expected, I can't say it satisfied me entirely because it's been done before in much the same way. Overall the book was an average read. Perfect for fans of Pretty Little Liars, Kara Thomas, or Lynn Weingarten.
HugsandKissesforBooks 10 days ago
Unputdownable! Thanks to Entangled for the opportunity to read and review We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott! Cobain is being questioned at the police station. They’re trying to figure out what happened to Molly, who’s missing. Cobain declares his love for Molly and describes his relationship with Molly from the first day they spoke. Molly’s car has been found abandoned at a strip mall and no one knows why she had even been there. Cobain thinks to himself that he and Molly were going to run away together, but now she’s out there alone. Then the alternating points of view add Molly’s also, which builds the mystery even more intensely. The author’s descriptive language brings realism to the story and one of my favorite descriptions is “lollipops that tasted how Lysol smelled”, which made me laugh out loud because I remember suckers like that. Suspenseful, twisty and mysterious, We Told Six Lies was a read I couldn’t put down until I finished, 5 stars! *I received a complimentary copy of this book for voluntary review consideration and all thoughts and opinions are my own.
evilqueenreads 18 days ago
It’s not often that a book leaves me going ‘wtf’ even after I’ve finished it, but that’s exactly what happened here. Told in alternating POVs and alternating timelines, We Told Six Lies tells the story of Molly and Cobain’s relationship while he struggles to find her after Molly goes missing. Generally I don’t like the alternating timelines narrative in books, but here it just keeps adding to the suspension. Cobain is an unreliable narrator and with every detail that unfolds in either timeline he becomes more so. The nonlinear narrative supplements the disjointed thoughts in Cobain’s head and when he starts to doubt himself, so do you. And if you’re like me you’ll start to doubt him even before that. Every time I thought I knew what was going on, I had to second guess myself with the very next chapter. And I didn’t even get it right by the end of the book. I highly recommend We Told Six Lies if you like thrillers and mysteries. Yes, we’ve probably all seen this story line play out in other novels, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done well again. And Victoria Scott does a fantastic job.
suekitty13 18 days ago
Pretty good mystery but a cringe-worthy romance I have mixed feelings about this one. The basic mystery was fairly interesting and I wanted to keep reading to find out what had happened to Molly and who was responsible. I love an unreliable narrator and in this case there were two, Molly and Cobain, both equally prone to lying and in Cobain’s case, misremembering. Unfortunately these characters were very unlikable. It seemed like they were both quite mentally ill and, especially in the case of Cobain, should have been in treatment of some kind. This romance felt wrong from the beginning with two sociopaths manipulating each other. This sounds much more interesting than it actually was. The relationship involved a lot of overly angsty, pseudo-poetic melodrama. Maybe as a teen I would have found this romantic but as an adult the whole thing just felt creepy, unhealthy and tedious. I'm not sure if the author intended the romance to be to be weird and disturbing or if she intended it to be passionate and swoony. It's is definitely the former. I realize this book is YA so maybe it will sit better with its target audience than it did with me. Thank you to Entangled: Teen Publishing for providing an Electronic Advance Reader Copy via NetGalley for review.
BeckyRendon 18 days ago
They told six lies but I will tell you a single truth... Everything about this book is intriguing, thought provoking, and going to have you guessing at every turn. If you want more truths: 1. Doubt will crush you. 2. Hope will crush you. 3. Fear will keep you on edge. 4. Molly isn't as innocent as she looks. 5. Cobain is truly a lost soul. 6. You may guess the ending, but probably not! We Told Six Lies made me question things, made me worry, and made me angry. I was angry at these parents. I was angry at the kids. I questioned everything including alibis. I questioned my gut feelings. The true sign of an awesome story is when you've been twisted and turned around and you start to question your motives...and you weren't even there. They told six lies. I'm suggesting that the only way to know the truth is to experience it for yourself.
kylieviolet 18 days ago
First, thank you so much to Entangled Publishing for providing me with a Digital Readers Copy of We Told Six Lies, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. The quotes included in this review are subject to change upon publication. The story dives straight into Cobain Kelly being interviewed by detectives on the disappearance of his girlfriend, Molly Bates. The story is told in three different timelines and two points of view. First we see there is a timeline of ‘Then’ and ‘Now’ narrated by Cobain, and we also get to hear Molly’s point of view in a ‘Now’ perspective. “I have to find out what happened to her, even if it breaks the last piece of my blackened, shattered heart.” As soon as I started reading the story, I was immediately drawn in. Victoria did not waste any time and took advantage of every second during the whole story and created a fast paced mystery of what happened to Molly Bates. As I slowly learned what was happening with Molly, I began to question Cobain’s sanity. There was one point in the story that I was starting to feel that Cobain had an unhealthy obsession with Molly, but then again she did disappear and he was desperate to find answers. “But desperate times called for monstrous resurrections.” Though Victoria did an amazing job of creating this whole storyline, her writing style wasn’t my favorite. I didn’t find her writing as lyrical as I’d like. However, she was very precise and direct, leaving little breadcrumbs as the story started to unfold and I started to put the pieces together. “The sadness you’re feeling fills this house. I’m drowning in it.” Overall, I think if you love mysteries I recommend this book to you, I did enjoy reading it and was totally shook when I started understanding who was involved in Molly’s disappearance.
onemused 18 days ago
"We Told Six Lies" is an engaging YA thriller. Cobain is an 18-year-old loner- he doesn't have any friends, and he is OK with that. There were some events in his childhood that we slowly get information about that led him to be a body builder without any set program. His size tends to keep most people at bay. Molly is different- she wants to get closer to him. They have been dating for a while when Molly disappears. Nothing seems to be adding up. The police keep questioning Cobain, but a letter is sent to her mother which implies that Molly left of her own free will. Cobain loves Molly and misses her constantly- he doesn't want the police to focus on him, because then they won't be finding Molly. He is unsure if she did run away- though the plan was to run together- or if something more sinister happened. Told in then and now perspectives, we slowly piece together the past and what is happening in the present. We later get more perspectives that paint a clearer picture- but we don't get the whole until the end. In terms of thrillers, this was really engaging and kept me easily page-turning and nail-biting until the end. While I had predicted a few things, there were definitely twists and turns I did not see coming- and I love to be surprised like that. This book is a great twisty read that will suck you in from the get-go. I recommend for lovers of YA thrillers! Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.