Kendra Sullivan loves taking pictures. But when a photograph reveals that her father is leading a double life, she sets out to investigate the situation. Before long, Kendra discovers her father’s second family, which he has hidden for years. Kendra’s knowledge soon turns into power; she is torn between exposing her father and destroying her family as she’s known it, or looking deeper for the truth and suffering that outcome. This emotionally charged mystery pushes the boundaries between truth and deception, and the consequences one faces when dealing with life-changing information.
A Lie For A Lie was predictable. Was it good? Yes. Was it original? No, not really.
After reading the first page or so, I already knew what was going to happen in the book. Yes, the whole book, not just the main plot. I easily guessed what Kendra was going to discover, who she was going to end up with, and just about everything else.
That being said, the book was enjoyable to read. It was short and well paced, and I do happen to like most of the characters (all the ones I’m assuming readers are supposed to like). Kendra was an interesting multi-dimensional character that overcame a lot in the story, and in my opinion, really achieved her desired “break-out summer”… even if it is nothing like the summer she planned.
Each of the characters in A Lie For A Lie was unique, and each brought an interesting aspect to the story, even if I was able to guess their role from the moment they were introduced.
I would recommend this book for younger teen readers, who like a little bit of mystery and characters that overcome an obstacle that is holding them back. The book wasn’t quite for me, but I do feel like it is a book many people would like.
I am going to give A Lie For A Lie three out of five hearts.