Book Review: Even When You Lie To Me by Jessica Alcott

When I started reading this book and I couldnt put it down. I read most of it in one day and now I’m suffering the book hangover.

I don’t want to spoil anything but with the premise of the book I knew I was going to like it. Charlotte (Charlie) feels attracted to her English teacher and he might be feeling something for her too. Impossible, troubled love story, my type. It was everything I was expecting and better. I expected this to be a book where something terrible would happen and I would end up disliking it but that never happened. The story goes through Charlie’s senior year, following each month from August to June. I connected with Charlie since the beginning and that helped me to keep going with the reading. Charlie is a girl who enjoys reading and wants to get a career in writing. She also have low self-esteem. She believe she’s ugly and that no one likes her. When she meets Drummond, her new English teacher, she begin to feel understood and she starts to experience feelings she never experienced.

One thing I liked about this book is how the writer tell us the story. Not everything is the explicit, there are things you have to interpret and imagine. It is a book that can provoke discussion and analysis.

There’s a lot to take from this story and if you are a writer and a fan of impossible love you will enjoy it better as did.

The ending was bittersweet. I wish (I need) a sequel for this story. From everything I read I can figure what will happen with Charlie and Drummond after she graduates. I can see these characters existing somewhere in the world. Charlie wants to be a writer and I know that she will be a good one in my imaginary world.

Now, I’m suffering book hangover. I read this book in almost one day and it was too much to take in.

Loved loved this book!


  1. Great review! I wonder if people haven’t been enjoying the book because of the inappropriate romance {i.e. it was too unsettling for them?}. Regardless, I hope to check this out soon, as I love strong character development.

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