Little Blue Lies
By Chris Lynch
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014. 240 pgs. Young adult.
This book was just simple and cute. It was funny and clever, and Lynch created two lovable characters in their frustration of being teenagers and apart. The writing was quickly paced and witty with a somewhat tense underlining story, but not too serious. Even the secondary characters are hilarious. The book ends with just a nice bit of hope and romance, so makes it different from a lot of sad and angst filled teen books.
Oliver and Junie Blue love each other and that is the only thing that is true. They are known for their lies and exaggerations. When Junie dumps Oliver, he becomes a miserable wreck and he swear Junie is still lying. There is an organized crime family, some dog walking, and enjoyable moments throughout. Junie wants her freedom, and Oliver wants her and you'll be happy in the end.