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Lexie’s Little Lie



by
Emma Shevah

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Sourcebooks
Imprint
Jabberwocky
ISBN
9781492682943
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Lexie and her cousin Eleni are super-mega-extra-seriously close. They're like twins who aren't actually twins, if that's possible. But when Lexie tells a terrible, jealous lie, her whole family is torn apart. So it's up to Lexie to bring them all back together and fix her relationship with Eleni. After a few calamitous escapades, Lexie has discovered that there are all sorts of truths and all sorts of lies, too… But what Lexie must figure out is, when is the truth more hurtful than a lie?

Recipes. Black-and-white illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

304

Trim Size

7 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

4.7: points 6

Lexile

750L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

12

JLG Release

Aug 2019

Book Genres


Topics

Honesty. Family life. Friendship. Greeks in Great Britain. Cypriots in Great Britain. Cousins. Grief. Grandparents. Lying.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, The Horn Book Magazine

Horn Book

Narrator Lexie and her “close as twins” cousin Eleni have always been insepa¬rable—until now. During a picnic to welcome a fellow Greek Cypriot family to their South London neighborhood, Lexie notices a crack beginning to form in their tight bond, as snooty (and sneaky) new-girl Anastasia has her sights set on Eleni as a potential best friend. The sudden loss of Lexie’s grandmother—and the fate of a family heirloom—corner Lexie into telling a lie that will divide her close-knit family. Emotions run high as she tries to sort through problems of loyalty and betrayal, truth and falsehood. Told in Lexie’s bouncy, naive first-person voice, and peppered with margin doodles and pages from the notebook Lexie uses to organize her thoughts, the story explores the raw vulnerability that comes with experiences of envy, loss, and guilt. After a roller coaster of (somewhat implau¬sible) drama, Lexie brings her family back together with a newfound understand¬ing of truth. To complement the many references to Greek food, two recipes are appended, along with an acknowledgments section that gives more background.

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

Narrator Lexie and her “close as twins” cousin Eleni have always been insepa¬rable—until now. During a picnic to welcome a fellow Greek Cypriot family to their South London neighborhood, Lexie notices a crack beginning to form in their tight bond, as snooty (and sneaky) new-girl Anastasia has her sights set on Eleni as a potential best friend. The sudden loss of Lexie’s grandmother—and the fate of a family heirloom—corner Lexie into telling a lie that will divide her close-knit family. Emotions run high as she tries to sort through problems of loyalty and betrayal, truth and falsehood. Told in Lexie’s bouncy, naive first-person voice, and peppered with margin doodles and pages from the notebook Lexie uses to organize her thoughts, the story explores the raw vulnerability that comes with experiences of envy, loss, and guilt. After a roller coaster of (somewhat implau¬sible) drama, Lexie brings her family back together with a newfound understand¬ing of truth. To complement the many references to Greek food, two recipes are appended, along with an acknowledgments section that gives more background.

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