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Learned to Lie

   (6 reviews)
Genres: General Fiction
Sub-genres: Drama

Joel's day has been completely normal until he comes home to find his younger brother sitting out on the front steps. After a word of warning, his life abruptly changes when a careless mistake reveals his one secret to the rest of his family. 

Trigger Warning: There are minor mentions of attempted suicide in the story.
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Story Recommendations (9 members)

  • Action Packed 2
  • Addictive/Pacing 4
  • Characters 8
  • Chills 5
  • Cliffhanger 3
  • Compelling 6
  • Feel-Good 1
  • Humor 1
  • Smoldering 1
  • Tearjerker 5
  • Unique 3
  • World Building 1

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  • 1. Chapter 1
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   6 of 6 members found this review helpful 6 / 6 members

A tale of familial separation that will have readers clutching their hearts. I recommend reading this hard-hitting story. As for this reader, I'm eagerly waiting for a sequel. 

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   6 of 6 members found this review helpful 6 / 6 members

A mother's love is supposed to be forever, thank goodness for the kindness of a stranger.

A short yet powerful story that will leave you thinking...

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   6 of 6 members found this review helpful 6 / 6 members

Another hard hitting story.

Again we deal with mentions of attempted suicide.

We meet Joel who has a good life, until he makes a mistake and gets thrown out of home.

There's not much more I can say without revealing to much, a great read. Suggest you give it a go.

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   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

This is a sad, but gripping, tale about a teen that is outed and how he and his family deal with the situation.  Although this is well worth reading, I feel it requires another chapter to let us know how the situation is resolved.  

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   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

Joel is a youth discarded by parents that care more for their image than their son. This is a tale of the immediate aftermath of Joel being thrown out of the only home he has known. I'm hoping the author will continue Joel's story, and I hope it has a happy conclusion. A tear-jerking read that covers a lot of ground and emotions in a short story. I recommend that you read it.

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   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

This is a well-written story. It's a difficult and necessary read. It's hard to believe this kind of thing continues to happen to our children.

Don't miss this one.

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