When one goes through the blurb of Lies Like Wildfire, it seems like an ordinary YA book. A bunch of kids doing things, that eventually snowball into something big. Then they repent for it. Fin.
That is actually the thought I had when I picked up Lies Like Wildfire. However, it turned out to be an absolutely thrilling read. What a fantastic plot! The reader can be pleasantly surprised by the turn of events and still be left gasping at the surprises thrown at them.
Hannah and her friends accidentally start a wildfire that grows into a massive entity and consumes lives and livelihoods across a vast area. To cover up the crime, one of them lies. Obviously, one lie leads to the next and then the next one and so on. Eventually, they are left wondering where it all began and where it all ends.
To add fuel to the already fire, pardon the pun, one of them goes missing. Now, everyone is left wondering what happened, how it happened, why it happened, and what will it all lead to.
There will always be consequesnces for one’s words and deeds. And Lies Like Wildfire is no exception. Eventually the law catches up and it is time to face the music. But the case of the missing person remains. Will there be justice, or will it all eventually lead to some confession? The reader is left wondering.
The experience of reading Lies Like Wildfire was an enjoyable one. If one feels a bit too bored in the beginning, do not let that make you put down the book. Soldier on with reading for you will be enthralled a bit later.
Check it out and you will not be disappointed.