Feb 26, Rebecca Coffeebooksandjournals rated it liked it Shelves: read , arcs. Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a review copy. I gave this a 3. I enjoyed this poetry book, each poem continued the story. Some of the things mentioned in the beginning reminded me of some memories from when I was younger. I tried that but not as bad as she did. She changed who she was and made some bad decisions.
There were some lines that did stand out to me but because I did g like the division the people made. Feb 28, Sinamile rated it liked it Shelves: reads , arcs. All opinions are my own. CW: underage drinking, underage smoking, blurry consenting I lost half my review to this and honestly considered giving up, but I retried I've read a few West44 books that I really enjoyed. This one wasn't quite where the others left me, but it wasn't bad. I like the idea of it, and the mesaage it's trying to convey to young readers. It's not a bad book, but I didn't feel it much.
It will probably be a good read for teens and others who've gone through the same situations as the MC. Sep 27, DJ rated it liked it. Copy provided by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I have a special place in my heart for verse books. I love the creativity and uniqueness on them. I had high hopes for One Too Many Lies but it fell flat. The story was very clique and boring.
There was no emotional connection to the characters thats makes these stories flow. Sep 12, Maureen rated it liked it. This novel in verse could have been powerful, but there was not enough story to connect with the main characters. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to be an early reader in exchange for my fair and honest review.
Jan 11, Michele Woloszyk rated it it was amazing. A well-done first book for L. This book was written for a much younger demographic than I find myself in these days, but I appreciated the impact of the verse style on the story. It seemed that Paige's refusal to think very deeply about her choices was reflected in the succint lines.
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I also really enjoyed the clever play of words throughout. Looking forward to the next L.
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Bowen book. Oct 12, Paula rated it it was ok Shelves: Starting the book I was a little confused, as it is only written in verse. I thought that it was only the beginning to have a different start into the story, but after not too long I noticed that the entire book is written in verse. The downside is only that it is hard to connect to the characters as the book is also really short. At times it also feels quite rushed and especially the en Starting the book I was a little confused, as it is only written in verse.
At times it also feels quite rushed and especially the ending had me sitting there, waiting for all of my questions to be answered, as so many plot points are left not spoken of. Due to it being written in verse and it not being very long, it also lacks depth to both the plot and the characters at times. I would have liked to not just read a story on teens that just scratches the surface, but the book being written in verse made it harder I suppose.
I myself had some points in the book where I could see myself in the situation or the conflict and really liked that about the book. What I also liked about the book was that the plot is realistic. In the end the plot was nice and different for a change, it was also a completely different experience for me to read a book entirely in verse, which I liked.
The writing made it a bit hard to get to know the characters and the plot only scratched the surface of everything that could have developed from it. The book was given to me by Net Galley in exchange for a honest review, this does not affect my opinion in any way. If you like character-driven novels in verses, this could your book! Read the full review here.
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Jun 18, Kaylabookworm22 L rated it it was amazing. This was a wonderful read with important life lessons in it written in a poetic way. I really enjoyed it.
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One Too Many Lies tells the story of Paige and her friends. They're juniors and soon, they lose themselves into parties and small lies that become much bigger ones after a while. I read this in an hour, maybe two and that was cool. I'm not really sure I loved that poetry but it was okay. The story had ups and downs. I didn't love the main characters but my younger self could partly relate with them.
I didn't love that all those 16 year old end up dating college guys and that nothing ever came from that big problem. All in all, I found it to be an uneven, fast read. Sep 08, Rebecca rated it really liked it Shelves: personal-readings , young-adult. One Too Many Lies by L. Bowen - 3. I hope. For the full review click here My Links! Tumblr Instagram Blog Oct 22, Brittany Lamb rated it it was ok Shelves: arcs , ebook , real-life-topics , sent-from-author-publisher , reviewed , ya.
Note: I was sent a free advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This just didn't turn out to be for me. I think that stories written in verse have the opportunity to come out really powerful, and this had the potential, but there wasn't enough time to familiarize yourself with the characters enough to become invested in what happened.
The story wasn't bad and I think that if it had been a little longer with more time put into forming the characters beyond thei Note: I was sent a free advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The story wasn't bad and I think that if it had been a little longer with more time put into forming the characters beyond their indiscretions , this would've been more up my alley.
The girls had an interesting story to tell, but it almost felt like there just wasn't enough information about everyone and everything to get the full effect of said story. Dec 23, Ludwig rated it really liked it. Bowen out Jan. When it came to the writing, I was so amazed! I found myself engrossed by the adolescence stories these 11th grade girls went through, and the book did feel like a lighter, shorter version of We Were Liars. The protagonist, Paige, who is the some narrator was very compelling and such an intriguing character to read.
Sep 10, Hayley rated it it was ok Shelves: netgalley , online , books-in-verse , ya-books. Overall I didn't mind this story. I liked the free verse poems it reminded me of books such as Cut and Glass. However this one didn't really have much of a story and I wish I connected with the main characters more.
The whole thing seemed to just be one scene almost and I felt that it could have been more in depth. I also felt that the characters were a little on the flat side and I found the story very predictable. What little story that there was was very expected. Not my favourite but I think t Overall I didn't mind this story.
Not my favourite but I think that had mostly to do with the length. Jun 02, Courtenay rated it it was ok. I'm not sure whether it was the sheer stupidity of the protagonist alcoholic! The book was one of a number of stories in verse I'm studying to see if I want to try to write a story in a similar way. I'll keep looking for one that triggers emotion in me -- I'm sure there's a verse story that will, somewhere!
Apr 12, Alyssa rated it really liked it Shelves: young-adult. The story, while not particularly unique or surprising, has an authentic teenage voice and accurately portrays what many teenagers are living through -- peer pressure, substance abuse, fear of missing out, and lying. Also, it has a fantastic and appealing cover -- I am loving the titles being put out by West 44 Books.
Jun 09, Patti Sabik rated it liked it Shelves: ya , verse-novel. I may come back later and change it due to hoe I feel as I ponder the idea of these intentional thought provoking books. Sep 16, Carol Caroline rated it really liked it.
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I'm not a fan of poetry. I read this book cause the synopsis and the cover. But it surprises me. I never read a book wrote like a poetry that likes a romance book, but in verses. I really like it. American definition and synonyms of have one too many from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Education.
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