What I Saw and How I Lied
by Judy Blundell
“Murder mystery with a dash of romance, a strongly written coming-of-age novel set in the aftermath of the Second World War which won the 2008 National Book Award in the USA. It’s 1947 and 15-year-old Evie is desperate to grow up, go on dates and look glamorous like her mother. But then a handsome and mysterious ex-GI turns up. Peter served with Evie’s stepfather during the war and seems to have a strange control over him; slowly, Evie realises she’s falling for Peter, despite his dark secrets.”
I couldn’t put this book down.
I loved it from the beginning till the end.
The writing is beautiful and the characters are really well developed. I got nothing bad to say about this book.
But you should know that it has some sexual content.
The whole time you’re reading you keep making theories trying to figure out what is going to happen. That’s what makes you want to read it more.
I like how naïve Evie stays till the end. I think it was true to her age. Because, even though she knew some truth about it, she would still think the way she did. Because no matter how mature she thinks she is, she’s still barely 15 to 16 and that means that her parents would always have more blame than “the love of her life” or first love (I’m not giving spoilers)
And OMG! That’s what I have to say about the ending. Allthough I had my theories, I had no idea it would run that way.