Lie - Caroline Bock This review also at The Book Babe.Due to copy and paste, formatting has been lost.Let's start with the ending. Does that even count as an ending? I mean, we don't really know what happens! Does Skylar testify, does Jimmy go to jail? So many unanswered questions, and I really wanted to know the answer to them! I was looking forward to my questioning mind's silence. To seeing the ending as happy, or sad, instead of confusing.Sadly, I was left unfulfilled by the ending. I hate that. If I read a standalone, I want to read a satisfying ending, not just a roller-coaster of a book, that ends on a confusing note. I mean, come on. I wanted an answer, not more questions! *My rant of endings is over now.*So...characters, you ask? Well, I didn't particularly care for Skylar, because she seemed kind of weak to me. Her boyfriend commits a hate crime, and she's not sure whether she should testify? Whether she still needs him? I know that some people stay in abusive relationships, and I understand the mentality. I don't have to like it, though. I actually really hated that he was her everything, and that she absolutely worried herself freaking sick about him.Sean. I loved Sean. He was a sweet guy, but I also know that he followed Jimmy. He was the accomplice. He followed a guy who is basically equivalent to Hitler, completely racist, unless it benefits him in some way. (Free donuts, anyone?) One who basically beat to death a boy because of his color. Not anything he did to him, not self-defense, just simply because he was a different color. And I think that's wrong. Scratch that, I know it's wrong. And I hate it.But I also know what happens to Sean, and it's absolutely heart-breaking. My mouth dropped open, and I teared up, and I don't need to hear the rest, cause a bit of spoilers would be involved.And last, (and definitely least) we have Jimmy. I want you to know that I flat out hated Jimmy. What kind of a guy can lead a bunch of other boys off to beat a boy to death? What kind of a guy must you be? I understand why all the others followed him, (because he was a born leader. Some people just are) but I don't have to like it. Best of all, I don't have to like him.All in all, I thought that Lie pushed all the right buttons, but I really wish that it had a better ending. Favorite Quote:Nobody thought that something like this could happen. Everyone wanted to be there with Jimmy. We'd meet up before and after and party, especially after. And I was suddenly at the center of it all, instead of the fringes, because I was Jimmy's girl.