Every Single Lie

Rachel Vincent

fiction young adult
challenging fast-paced

352 pages | first published 2021

In this gripping YA novel about social media bullying and half-truths, one girl's discovery of a dead baby in her high school locker room rocks an entire community.

Nobody in Beckett's life seems to be telling the whole story. Her boyfriend Jake keeps hiding texts and might be cheating on her. Her father lied about losing his job before his shocking death. And everyone in school seems to be whispering about her and her family behind her back.

But none of that compares to the day Beckett finds the body of a newborn baby in a gym bag-Jake's gym bag -on the floor of her high school locker room. As word leaks out, rumors that Beckett's the mother take off like wildfire in a town all too ready to believe the worst of her. And as the police investigation unfolds, she discovers that everyone has a secret to hide and the truth could alter everything she thought she knew.

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Moods

challenging 66%
dark 66%
emotional 66%
tense 66%
mysterious 33%
sad 33%
hopeful 16%
reflective 16%

Pace

slow 40%
medium 40%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 50%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | No: 20%

Average rating

4.12