Lying Out Loud: A Companion to the Duff

Lying Out Loud: A Companion to the Duff

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Kody Keplinger returns to the world of "The DUFF" in this brand-new companion novel! Sonny Ardmore is an excellent liar. She lies about her dad being in prison. She lies about her mom kicking her out. And she lies about sneaking into her best friend's house every night because she has nowhere else to go. Amy Rush might be the only person Sonny shares everything with -- secrets, clothes, even a nemesis named Ryder Cross. Ryder's the new kid at Hamilton High and everything Sonny and Amy can't stand -- a prep-school snob. But Ryder has a weakness: Amy. So when Ryder emails Amy asking her out, the friends see it as a prank opportunity not to be missed. But without meaning to, Sonny ends up talking to Ryder all night online. And to her horror, she realizes that she might actually "like" him. Only there's one small catch: he thinks he's been talking to Amy. So Sonny comes up with an elaborate scheme to help Ryder realize that she's the girl he's really wanted all along. Can Sonny lie her way to the truth, or will all her lies end up costing her both Ryder and Amy?"show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 294 pages
  • 147.32 x 213.36 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
  • Scholastic Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0545831091
  • 9780545831093
  • 315,080

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Praise for "The DUFF" "[A] well-written, irreverent, and heartfelt debut." -- "Publishers Weekly" "Sharp, hot, thoughtful, and searingly honest, "The DUFF" is one of the best young adult novels to come along in ages." -- Elizabeth Scott, author of "Living Dead Girl" and "The Unwritten Rule" "A complex, enemies-with-benefits relationship that the YA market has never seen before ... Her snarky teen speak, true-to-life characterizations, and rollicking sense of humor never cease in her debut." -- "Kirkus Reviews" "What's best here is Bianca's brazen voice. Even when confused, she is truer to herself than most." -- "Booklist" "Edgy and compelling. I couldn't put it down!" Simone Elkeles, "Rules of Attraction""show more

About Kody Keplinger

Kentucky-born Kody Keplinger's earliest memory is sitting at an old typewriter, pressing random keys as she told her mother the story she thought she was writing. Once she actually learned to spell, the writing never stopped. She wrote her first published novel, "The DUFF "(Designated Ugly Fat Friend) at the age of 17, during her senior year of high school. Since then she has written two more books for teens ("Shut Out," "A Midsummer's Nightmare") and one book for middle grade readers ("The Swift Boys & Me"). She currently lives in New York City with her dog and a giant children's book collection. When she isn't writing, Kody is probably teaching a writing workshop or watching TV. You can learn more at more

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