Love & Lies

Love & Lies

Marisol's Story

Book - 2008
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When Marisol, a self-confident eighteen-year-old lesbian, moves to Cambridge, Massachusetts to work and try to write a novel, she falls under the spell of her beautiful but deceitful writing teacher, while also befriending a shy, vulnerable girl from Indiana.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781416916239
1416916237
Characteristics: 245 p. ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Love and lies

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allyz23
Jul 26, 2015

Marisol is an 18 year old lesbian. Living with her gay bestfriend Birdie, whom she has known for 12 years, in an apartment that she can barely afford rent without her mothers help. Marisol decided that she wants to write a novel during her gap year, before leaving to go to Stanford. To help her with this goal she enrolls in an adult centre novel writing class in which she meets the love of her life, as well as someone from the past. Olivia Frost, the beautiful teacher is one that she admires from a far only to grow closer and closer to her. Gio, a boy that fell for her even though she is gay becomes a close friend again once they put the awkwardness behind themselves. Marisol has a crappy job working at a coffee shop which is where she meets a newly out of the closet girl named Lee. When Marisol develops a relationship with Olivia, she notices Lee is falling for her. Through all of the ups and downs in her life, Marisol realizes the lies she has been told and how her relationship was built by lies. I really enjoyed this book and finished in a day! I give the book 4 stars because it was enjoyable although the climax didn't happen until nearly the end of the book. I also think that they could have developed some of the characters a bit better even if they weren't important towards the main characters. Overall this book is a great easy read for the summer!

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sarah_anne
Mar 12, 2010

This book was okay. Not that exciting, but not to terrible either. Doesn't reach climax until last few chapters.

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VeganGreen May 19, 2010

VeganGreen thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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