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Six Truths and a Lie

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About Six Truths and a Lie

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Title: Six Truths and a Lie 

Author: Ream Shukairy

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Publishing Date: March 14, 2024

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Six Muslim teens are falsely accused of a deadly attack in this timely and harrowing examination of America’s justice system, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas and Samira Ahmed.

As fireworks pop at a rowdy Fourth of July bonfire party, an explosion off the California coast levels an oil rig, and a beach town reels from the aftermath of tragedy. At the center are six Muslim teens.

An old soul stuck in a modern world. An aspiring doctor caught in the wrong place. An influencer with a reputation to protect. A perfect daughter with secrets. A soccer star headed for Stanford. An immigrant in love. Six strangers with something to hide and everything to lose. Faced with accusations of terrorism, the Six are caught in a political game that will pit them against one another. As police investigate what happened that night, which secrets will be worth the cost of freedom?

They each must decide: Betray the others to guarantee their own futures or expose secrets to earn justice for them all.

Content Warning: mentions of Terrorism, police interrogations, murder, racism, Islamophobia, Xenophobia, generational trauma, PTSD

Review for Six Truths and a Lie

Follow along on this emotional mystery. It is both an easy read and an engaging story. The short chapters help to make it easier to read in spurts. It does feature some heavy topics such as racism. In a nutshell, six Muslim teens are falsely accused of a terrorist attack. I’m a fan of dual POV’s and will readily admit six POV’s blew me away – such a great way to tell this story! The story starts with a bang and then returns to a normal pace as we learn about the kids and everything they are going through. I do recommend this book. 

About the Author

Ream Shukairy is a Syrian American born and raised full-time in Orange County, California and part-time over summers in Syria. Whether in California or Syria, she feels at home where her family is and wherever there’s a beach. She has a talent for learning languages and is always on the search for the next place she can travel and flex her words. The daughter of immigrants, there isn’t a stereotype she won’t try her hardest to defy. She can be found reading at the beach, with her sisters watching anime, or playing volleyball really anywhere. She currently resides in Boston for graduate school.


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