Seven Ways We Lie
  • Imprint: Amulet Paperbacks
  • Publication Date: April 4, 2017
  • Price: $9.95
  • Trim Size: 5 12 x 8 14
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-2348-3
  • EAN: 9781419723483
  • Page Count: 368
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: World/All
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Paloma High School is ordinary by anyone’s standards. It has the same cliques, the same prejudices, and the same suspect cafeteria food. And like every high school, every student has something to hide—whether it’s Kat, the thespian who conceals her trust issues onstage, or Valentine, the neurotic genius who’s planted the seed of a school scandal. When rumors of a teacher-student affair surface, everyone starts hunting for someone to blame. For the unlikely allies at the heart of it all, the collision of their seven ordinary-seeming lives results in extraordinary change. Riley Redgate’s YA debut is told from seven points of view and effortlessly weaves humor and heartbreak into a drama that fans of Jenny Han and Stephanie Perkins will adore.


". . . the characters are each distinct—Lucas' pansexuality and Valentine's asexuality are welcome explorations rarely seen in teen lit . . ."
"Most of the characters’ personal struggles are individually compelling, and most readers will find at least one person with whom they can identify... Redgate is right on trend with the type of story that’s popular with teens at the moment, and her book is sure to find a fan base."
School Library Journal
"Debut author Redgate neatly captures the heart, soul, and social intricacies of a high school in a conservative Kansas City suburb...Redgate writes with much insight into the complicated world of contemporary high school, revealing both its hard edges (the taunts of jocks toward an eccentric outcast, vicious rumor mills) and its tender underbelly (the loyalty of friends, the pain of a broken first love, the excitement of new romance). By book's end, readers will feel like they have seven new friends."
Publisher's Weekly
Engaging and raw and real...a realistic contemporary YA delight.
Book Riot, "The Best Books of 2016...So Far"

About the author

Riley Redgate graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, with a degree in economics. Seven Ways We Lie is her first novel. She currently lives and writes in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Visit the author at