This was a fairly fast read for me. I liked CeCe, though I wish she would have spoken up more about what was going on with her. I liked that when she decided to open up, she was more able to get the results she desired. I think (based on experience) that it’s crazy hard to move on in high school after you lose a parent. It makes you a pariah, and you don’t really want to talk to anyone, because you don’t know if they’re talking to you to get the scoop, or if it’s because they generally care. We see CeCe go through that struggle.
I borrowed this one from KU as it came up as a recommended read for me. The plot was simple enough, and while I figured out who was behind everything early on, I don’t think it detracted from the book at all. The writing was well-done, and I liked the characters. The element of a student sleeping with a teacher, a female teacher, made it seem more real for CeCe. I thought the bullying was true to real life, and I appreciated that was included, but as I said, that was one of the things I wish she would have spoken up about. I would like to continue on with this series as it’s an easier read than my normal ones.
The Darkest Lie is available on Amazon for $7.49, it’s enrolled in KU.