Today we're excited to spotlight Tell Me No Lies by Adele Griffin!
Read on for more about Adele, plus a guest post, and giveaway!
Meet Adele Griffin!
Adele Griffin is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including Sons of Liberty and Where I Want to Be, both finalists for the National Book Award. She lives with her husband and children in Brooklyn, New York.
Meet Tell Me No Lies!
Tell Me No Lies paints an eye-opening portrait of the late 1980s in an enthralling read about secrecy, complicated friendships, and teen heartbreak. With masterly prose, Griffin explores whether friendship or love can ever be true when everyone has a secret to hide.
Lizzy Swift is a senior in high school, emerging from her nerd chrysalis to become something of a social butterfly. She’s going out with Matt Ashley, the boy who’s been out of her reach since her first year. Her bold, reckless new friend Claire Reynolds introduces her to Center City Philadelphia—clubs, street life, and the electrifying art scene. Lizzy’s Ivy League ambitions soon take a backseat to nights of partying, dancing, and dating.
But almost as quickly, the heady delight of Lizzy’s new life is clouded by doubts and deceptions. While she has a special connection with Matt, it’s not the perfect romance she dreamed of. Meanwhile, Claire carries around a mysterious sadness and talks about a breakup so bad she changed schools—but she won’t tell Lizzy the whole story. Lizzy wants Claire to confide in her, even as she keeps her own embarrassing secrets from her new best friend. But when the truth emerges, it’s far more shocking than Lizzy could have imagined.
~ Guest Post ~
My Top Five Favorite Movies of the 80s by Adele Griffin
The Hunger, 1983: This tragic vampire love triangle movie kicks off the decade with rock legend David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve, and Susan Sarandon. It came out in 83 but I didn’t get to see it until four years later, because my mom had filed it under: inappropriate. But it’s so worth a watch, it’s chilly and sensual and gorgeous, and after I saw it, all I wanted was to move to New York and become a vampire.
Terms of Endearment, 1983: Another R rating and yet I did get to watch this one right away, but only because my mom loved Debra Winger and she’d heard the movie was way too sad, and she didn’t want to be in the theater alone. This movie is still the absolute saddest, there’s just no way out of the ugly-cry, and every performance is magic.
Purple Rain, 1984: Again, didn’t get to see this one for a couple of years—but it’s very likely my most-viewed movie of the 80s. The soundtrack! Prince and Apollonia! Wendy and Lisa! It’s incredible now to realize how young everyone is—they all look so adult and in charge. Like The Hunger, lots of art-house close-ups on doves.
Legend, 1985: My friends and I saw Legend in a theater, it was one of the few movies we waited in an hour-long line to see. If I saw it today, I probably wouldn’t have terrible nightmares about the trolls and goblins that made this strange movie also pretty freakish and scary. After his macho movies Risky Business and Top Gun, seeing Tom Cruise wearing buckskin and galloping around in a dark fantasy unicorn-populated underworld was a weird treat.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover, 1989: Can you tell it’s the college years now? My boyfriend and I saw this movie because we were very arty. We wore black mock turtlenecks and Doc Martens. We loved British humor and revenge films. I hardly remember anything about this movie, except that it was a lot of visual fun, and Helen Mirren steals every scene.
Runners Up: Desperately Seeking Susan, The Color Purple, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Chariots of Fire.
Tell Me No Lies
By: Adele Griffin
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Release Date: June 12th, 2018
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