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Dangerous Lies

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

So-so teen romance-thriller has addiction themes.

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Stella's a believable hero, and teens will relate to her longing for the independence of turning 18 and struggling with who she really is. But the story lacks emotional punch. Perhaps a hero with so much going on -- the murder trial, the mother’s drug addiction, hiding her identity, falling for a new guy, and all the lying -- may have been too much to chew: No one issue makes a particularly strong impact, and some aspects of the story get short shrift.

The romance especially -- but occasionally the suspense, too -- fall into cliché too often. But teens looking for a light read will enjoy rooting for Stella as she struggles to find a safe haven.

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