Review: Lying Out Loud (The Duff #2) by Kody Kepplinger

Lying Out Loud - Kody Keplinger

*I received this book from Netgalley in return for an honest review*



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.


My opinion:

First I was surprised to see there was a sequel of The Duff. Lying Out Loud came already out in April, but I haven't heard anyone talking about it but then I saw it on Netgalley.


I've read The Duff at the end of 2013 and I started my blog in 2014, so I don't have a review up for that book, but I liked it. I have a rule that if I've read the book and there is a movie, I want to give that a shot as well, so I did. I watched the movie at the end of May this year and I loved it even more than the book (I gave The Duff 3 stars as well, but the movie is a 4 or maybe 5 star to me). So I remembered the story so I decided that is was perfect time to read the sequel as well (the paperback comes out on July 2nd, in case you prefer that to hardcovers!).


The sequel (or you might say companion) was good as well. Just a reminder: a 3 star rating isn't a bad rating for me! When I give a 3 star rating it just means it's a bit cliché, didn't surprise me but it's still worth the read. It has a great moral in it, but I think I could've enjoyed it more if I was much younger. However, if you've read The Duff and like that one, you'll also like Lying Out Loud. You can also read Lying Out Loud if you haven't read The Duff, because it's companion novel, so with other characters (but some side characters are main characters in The Duff, so basically the same as the Anna and the French Kiss trilogy).


If you haven't watched (of read) The Duff yet, here's the trailer (the movie isn't that kinda chicklit as the trailer though!):



Did you know about this companion novel?