Little Red Lies Ebook ç 352 pages è Reflectionslisburnltd

Reader Ê Little Red Lies ☆ Julie Johnston

Little Red Lies Ntically fall for someone completely inappropriate Worries about her veteran brother's failing health and repugnance at her mother's unexpected and unwanted pregnancy drive her to seek solace from a seemingly sympathetic but self servi I received a copy of Julie Johnston's Little Red Lies through a Goodreads first reads giveawayI was a little leery at first but I can safely say that this is one of my favorite books I have immediately begun to read the book again after finishing it last week I have never started re reading a book immediately after finishing it before so that should tell you somethingThe characters are wonderfully developed and the main characters are very well developed and mufti faceted No one is truly a sinner or a saint in this story Rachel is not only trying to understand herself and the world around her as she matures but is also coping with her brother's return from the war in Europe Jamie is attempting to come to grips with civilian life and the changes that have occurred during his 3 year absenceI really enjoyed the method of story telling used by Johnston The narration switches between Rachels first hand accounts of events and conversations and Jamie's unsent letters to his sister Rachel There is a sense of omnipotence for the reader as Rachel often mentions information which she through her innocence and ignorance which fills in the gaps of the story for the reader A combination of inexperience along with her sheltered upbringing often leaves Rachel in the dark but not the reader This drives home the innocence of childhood As the book progresses and Rachel matures she becomes aware of the situations occurring around her Eventually Jamie's unsent letters stop serving as a source of information about what he went through during his military service and becomes a second perspective on the events occurring now that he is home and trying to readjust to civilian life This was a wonderful read

Julie Johnston ☆ Little Red Lies Ebook

     The war is over but for thirteen year old Rachel the battle has just begun Putting childhood behind her she knows what she wants to prove she has acting talent worthy of the school drama club and what she doesn't want to roma Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Tundra Books and Netgalley13 year old Rachel hopes that things will be just like they used to be before when her brother Jamie comes back from serving in the Second World War but Jamie seems differentRachel wants to be a playwright when she gets older and when a new teacher offers to tutor her and help her she accepts even when her friends think that his intentions may not be pureWhat is wrong with Jamie though? Will he ever get better? Can Rachel really write plays? What does her teacher really want with her? And why is her mother suddenly in bed all the time?This story was okay but certain things annoyed me and the ending was pretty pooRachel was uite a naïve character and some of the things she came out with just irritated me I couldn’t uite believe it when one of the first things she said to her brother after he returned from the war was ‘was it exciting?’ I mean really? How about horrific and terrifying? I wouldn’t choose the word ‘excited’ – as Jamie replied – some of his friends diedThe storyline in this was okay but I didn’t feel like much was resolved by the end The main storylines were Jamie coming back from the war Jamie being ill Rachel’s dreams of being a playwright and her misadventures with a teacher at school These were all okay storylines but at times I felt like the story wasn’t going anywhereI also disliked the way that people treated Jamie after he got home from the war – telling him that he had changed and they wanted him to change back and moaning that he wasn’t eating and that he needed to get over it I know PTSD wasn’t like a known thing back in the 1940’s but still did nobody think he might have been affected by what had happened to him in the war?The ending was what annoyed me the most though I was actually afraid to read the last page because I was scared that we were about to get a very sad ending but what we actually got was nothing Yes that’s right – nothing The story just stopped One storyline was resolved but the most important ones were just left hanging I could not uite believe it – I actually kept scrolling in case there was a mistake and there was to come – but no that was the end I mean just what?Having finished this I’m now wondering what the point was and I hate it when a story doesn’t seem to have any point to it I feel like I read this whole book went through all this mediocre stuff and then didn’t even find out how things ended I mean did Jamie recover from his illness or not?Overall; a disappointing story and I really didn’t like the end5 out of 10

Book Little Red Lies

Little Red Lies Ebook ç 352 pages è Reflectionslisburnltd Å      The war is over but for thirteen year old Rachel the battle has just begun Putting childhood behind her she knows what she wants to prove she has acting talent worthy of the school drama club and what she doesn't want to romantically fall foNg teacher The lies she tells herself hoping to reach solutions to the problems complicating her life merely function to make matters worse Ultimately she finds a way to come to terms with life as it reaches an end and life as it begin Little Red Lies is not at all what it seemed to be The summary lead me to believe that Little Red Lies was a book about how a young girl adapted to her brother being home after he had been deployed to war Instead the book seemed scattered talking about than one topic a the time Fo example there is apart in he book whereRachel the main character is taking about her brother at war but then the story jumps to her current feelings on he teacher To be honest it was kind of a hard read for me Not because of Julie Johnston's word play necessarily but because the story jumped from topic to topic Also the book is set in the past right after WW2 I personally do not like historical books but I wanted to try something other than Romance Novel Don't get me wrong the book did have some highlights but overall it was disappointing