Sara Stephens has been a part of the popular crowd for as long as she can remember. She has everything it takes to be popular at Lorenston High School in Conway, Arkensas...except for the personality. However, everything soon changes when she meets Beatrice Robicheaux, an anti-social, plain-looking girl who had recently moved from Lewiston, Maine.
Her seemingly-perfect life soon turns on her when she discovers that she is Beatrice's first true friend, and her group of popularity soon turns on her. Not only do her old friends start to give Beatrice a hard time for being different, but they start to cut Sara off, calling her a "traitor" and spreading her secrets around. As the bullying continues, and as Sara and Beatrice become closer, Sara soon discovers that Beatrice is hiding an ugly secret.
"The Way You Lie" is a story about how bullying affects people and what it can lead to. It is a story that reveals who true friends are and which friends are to be avoided. Lastly, it is a story that is based on an issue that affects millions of people around the world that will keep you reading until the very end.