ARC Review: Every Single Lie by Rachel Vincent

Title: Every Single Lie
Author: Rachel Vincent 
Genre: Contemporary
Source: Bloomsbury via NetGalley
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Publication Date: January 12th, 2020

In this gripping YA novel about social media bullying and half-truths, one girl's discovery of a dead baby in her high school locker room rocks an entire community. Nobody in Beckett's life seems to be telling the whole story. Her boyfriend Jake keeps hiding texts and might be cheating on her. Her father lied about losing his job before his shocking death. And everyone in school seems to be whispering about her and her family behind her back. But none of that compares to the day Beckett finds the body of a newborn baby in a gym bag-Jake's gym bag -on the floor of her high school locker room. As word leaks out, rumors that Beckett's the mother take off like wildfire in a town all too ready to believe the worst of her. And as the police investigation unfolds, she discovers that everyone has a secret to hide and the truth could alter everything she thought she knew.
***Trigger Warnings: Drugs, Alcohol, Death, Overdose, Still Birth, Death of an Infant, Bullying, Death Threats***

Wow. It's been a few days since I finished Every Single Lie and I needed sometime to digest what I read. Not because it was bad, because it was heavy. I been a Rachel Vincent fan for a long time (Since her Soul Eater series) so I was excited when I heard she was coming out with a contemporary novel. Don't get me wrong, Every Single Lie was absolutely amazingly done but I was initially a little apprehensive about it. The subject matter is something that is quite heavy and is going to be triggering for some readers (Trigger Warnings: Drugs, Alcohol, Death, Overdose, Still Birth, Death of an Infant, Bullying, Death Threats.) But Vincent went about this book in a way that made it compelling and something that bought up a lot of things that need to be discussed, failures in the sex education programs and the importance of healing and family.

Watching Beck from the beginning of the book and until the end is something I truly enjoyed. She grew so much as a character and I feel like Vincent left her off on a good spot. Her character was realistic too, she acted like a seventeen year old who is going through this horrible trauma and trying to deal with it as well as the death of her father months earlier. Vincent didn't skip out on any of the parts that would make you want to cry or pull on your heart strings. 

My only thing is that I did predict whose baby it was early on in the book, but it was interesting to see how Beck went through different people in her life and how they could be the potential parents when the answer was literally in front of her face the whole time. 

Overall I did enjoy Every Single Lie. It was a compelling read that kept me interested from the first page until the very last. I know it won't be everyone's cup of tea but if you are looking for a book that is going to make you think long and hard, this is the one for you. 

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