If I Lie by Corrine Jackson

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“Relationships and their dynamics play themselves out naturally and with satisfying complexity” (Kirkus Reviews) in this dramatic and powerful novel that explores the gray space between truth and perception.

Cheater. Traitor. Slut.

Quinn’s done the unthinkable: she kissed a guy who is not Carey, her boyfriend. And she got caught. Shunned by everyone she knows, Quinn loses her friends, her reputation, and her identity. Because Carey’s not just any guy—he’s a Marine who’s serving overseas, and beloved by everyone in their small, military town.

But Quinn didn’t cheat. She could clear her name, but that would mean revealing secrets she’s vowed to keep—secrets that aren’t hers to share. So she stays silent, and she waits for Carey to come home.

Then Carey goes MIA, and Quinn must decide how far she’ll go to protect her boyfriend…and her promise.
 

About Corrine Jackson

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Corrine Jackson lives in San Francisco, where she works at a top marketing agency, managing campaigns for several Fortune 500 clients. She has bachelor and master degrees in English, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. Visit her at CorrineJackson.com or on Twitter at @Cory_Jackson.
 
Published August 28, 2012 by Simon Pulse. 290 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Six years after Sophie's mother cheats on her father, a Marine, Sophie does the very same thing and becomes a pariah.

Aug 14 2012 | Read Full Review of If I Lie

City Book Review

Quinn lives in a small military town where everyone knows everyone else, and everyone else’s business.

Oct 11 2012 | Read Full Review of If I Lie

Common Sense Media

Quinn turns into a pariah overnight, but despite losing her social standing, her friendship, even the respect of her father -- a former Marine himself -- she refuses to tell the truth: that she and Carey weren't together anymore when the photo was taken, because Carey had just broken up with her ...

Aug 28 2012 | Read Full Review of If I Lie

YA Highway

Gorgeous enough, in fact, that I read this entire book in one night, and didn't even regret it the next morning (though possibly my family members wished I had slept a bit more that night...) If it's not clear from the glowing praise above, I think this book is definitely one to check out if...

Aug 23 2012 | Read Full Review of If I Lie

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