Lie With Me by Philippe Besson

Lie With Me

Philippe Besson with Molly Ringwald (Translator)

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary emotional sad medium-paced

150 pages | first published 2017

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Just outside a hotel in Bordeaux, Philippe, a famous writer, chances upon a young man who bears a striking resemblance to his first love. What follows is a look back to Philippe's teenage years, to a winter morning in 1984, a small French high sch...
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Summary of 2577 reviews

Moods

emotional 92%
sad 82%
reflective 65%
dark 17%
tense 10%
challenging 9%
inspiring 8%
hopeful 6%
mysterious 2%
relaxing 2%
adventurous 1%
informative 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 50%
fast 37%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 79% | A mix: 14% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 43% | Yes: 30% | No: 21% | N/A: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 48% | Yes: 25% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 9% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

4.15

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