Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger is about a teenage girl, Sonny Ardmore, whose greatest talent is lying. She lies about everything you could possibly think of to keep her from being humiliated. Her best friend, Amy Rush, is just about the only person who can see past her lies and be there to back her up no matter what. Things are always complicated with Sonny because she just keeps on lying until she can get herself out of the situation.
However, when it comes to Ryder Cross, Sonny can't seem to come up with any more lies to keep the truth from coming out. Sonny and Amy can't stand Ryder, but when Ryder texts Amy asking her out, Sonny can't help herself but to prank him. They end up chatting all night and it's not until they say goodbye that Sonny realizes that she'd been texting Ryder from Amy's account the whole time. Sonny thinks that she might actually like Ryder, but Ryder thinks he likes Amy when it's really Sonny that he was chatting with, so Sonny does what she does best and comes up with a whole big lie to try to get Ryder to like her and not Amy.
I really liked this book because it was a classic teen novel about crushes and friendships with a twist. I kept wanting to read more to see if Sonny could work her way out of her latest lie. The way that Keplinger wrote this book made it seem very realistic. I also couldn't put the book down because almost every chapter ended with a cliff hanger, so I had no choice but to keep on reading. In addition to this, I was really able to push myself to finish the book to see how everything turned out. Lying Out Loud is a companion to The DUFF, so if you read The DUFF or saw the movie I think you would really like this book.