This book has wafer thin plot. It feels like it is filled with fillers all through to make a short story a book. The book doesn't connect with readers because it doesn't let you know the characters by story, it just introduces them by words.
‘The Lies We Tell’ is an astoundingly surprising plot with a respectful, authentic rendering of mental illness. Himanjali Sankar readily touches upon the issue of mental illness among children. With the world evolving at the pace it is, the lives of children, especially adolescents, have become quite complex. The wholly realistic view of adolescents getting influenced by what they hear, see, and experience and how their fragile psyche cope up with the goings on has been beautifully shown through Irfan and Rishi.
A book about young adults, but one which would be an AMAZING read for adults as well....an intense and gripping insight into mental illness... A superbly told story.. Definitely a book I shall remember for a long time to come..