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andlt;b andgt;A dramatic and powerful novel thatandlt;i andgt; andlt;/iandgt;explores the gray space between truth and perception.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Cheater. Traitor. Slut.andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andlt;/iandgt;Quinnand#8217;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 Careyand#8217;s not just any guyand#8212;heand#8217;s a Marine whoand#8217;s serving overseas, and beloved by everyone in their small, military town.andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; But Quinn didnand#8217;t cheat. She could clear her name, but that would mean revealing secrets sheand#8217;s vowed to keepand#8212;secrets that arenand#8217;t hers to share. So she stays silent, and waits for Carey to come home.andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Then Carey goes MIA, and Quinn must decide how far sheand#8217;ll go to protect her boyfriendand#8230;and her promise.

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"Just before high school senior Quinn's boyfriend deploys to Afghanistan with the Marines, a picture surfaces on Facebook that shows her kissing a boy — and it isn't Carey. Soon after, Carey goes missing in action, causing Quinn's classmates, and many adults in her military town, to treat her like 'the slut that cheated on our hero.' But Quinn is committed to keeping a secret about Carey and what led to that photographed kiss. Military culture permeates Jackson's debut; in addition to themes of honor and sacrifice, Quinn's father is a Marine, and her mother left the family years ago, unable to cope with 'how the war changed him.' Additionally, Quinn bonds with George, an elderly veteran who gets her involved in recording other vets' stories. Jackson throws a lot at readers: beyond Carey's secret, Quinn faces her mother's return, George's decline, and her feelings for the boy she was photographed kissing. Quinn's relationship with George is well-drawn, but other characters and plot lines lack this fullness. Readers may find the focus on military communities and culture the most engaging aspect of Quinn's story. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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andlt;Bandgt;Corrine Jacksonandlt;/Bandgt; 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.

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moiraethefatesbookreview, September 17, 2012 (view all comments by moiraethefatesbookreview)
* Hardcover: 288 pages
* Publisher: Simon Pulse (August 28, 2012)
* ISBN-10: 144245413X
* Author: Corrine Jackson
* Cover Art: I like the edges.
* Over all rating: ****1/2 out of 5
* Obtained: My personal bookshelf.


If I Lie by Corrine Jackson
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.

A powerful debut novel about the gray space between truth and perception.

Quinn’s done the unthinkable: she kissed a guy who is not Carey, her boyfriend. And she got caught. Being branded a cheater would be bad enough, but Quinn is deemed a traitor, and shunned by all of her friends. Because Carey’s not just any guy�"he’s serving in Afghanistan and revered by everyone in their small, military town.

Quinn could clear her name, but that would mean revealing secrets that she’s vowed to keep�"secrets that aren’t hers to share. And when Carey goes MIA, Quinn must decide how far she’ll go to protect her boyfriend…and her promise. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)

I read this book in a few short days. I really enjoyed it. I loved Quinn and thought the author did a wonderful job in letting the readers connect with her and her struggles. We find out fairly fast what it is that Quinn's deciding to lie about.

Dealing with her lie is stressful and it's one that each person can think about and ask themselves What Would I Do if I were in her shoes? Myself, I guessed her lie just from the synopsis, not sure why, but I just did.

Quinn's father is a bit of a jackass, but I understand why he is the way he is. I also get why the other characters in this book act the way they do towards Quinn.

George I love George! He was my favorite character in this book, I loved how much of George we get to see and I wish we got to know more of his story.

I highly recommend this book if you like stand alone novels and want a contemporary book based on the war.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781442454132
Author:
Jackson, Corrine
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Subject:
Situations / Dating & Sex
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c matte lam jkt w- no SFX
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Just before high school senior Quinn's boyfriend deploys to Afghanistan with the Marines, a picture surfaces on Facebook that shows her kissing a boy — and it isn't Carey. Soon after, Carey goes missing in action, causing Quinn's classmates, and many adults in her military town, to treat her like 'the slut that cheated on our hero.' But Quinn is committed to keeping a secret about Carey and what led to that photographed kiss. Military culture permeates Jackson's debut; in addition to themes of honor and sacrifice, Quinn's father is a Marine, and her mother left the family years ago, unable to cope with 'how the war changed him.' Additionally, Quinn bonds with George, an elderly veteran who gets her involved in recording other vets' stories. Jackson throws a lot at readers: beyond Carey's secret, Quinn faces her mother's return, George's decline, and her feelings for the boy she was photographed kissing. Quinn's relationship with George is well-drawn, but other characters and plot lines lack this fullness. Readers may find the focus on military communities and culture the most engaging aspect of Quinn's story. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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