Liar

By Larbalestier, Justine

Publishers Summary:
Micah will freely admit that she’s a compulsive liar, but that may be the one honest thing she’ll ever tell you. Over the years she’s duped her classmates, her teachers, and even her parents, and she’s always managed to stay one step ahead of her lies. That is, until her boyfriend dies under brutal circumstances and her dishonesty begins to catch up with her. But is it possible to tell the truth when lying comes as naturally as breathing? Taking readers deep into the psyche of a young woman who will say just about anything to convince them—and herself—that she’s finally come clean, Liar is a bone-chilling thriller that will have readers see-sawing between truths and lies right up to the end. Honestly.

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ISBN
978-1-59990-305-7
Publisher
Bloomsbury


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2009

Gr 9-Up Biracial Micah Wilkins, 17, is the quintessential unreliable narrator. On the first page, she readily admits she's a liar though now she wants to tell her story straight. She attends a progressive private high school in New York City. She's a bit peculiar, with extra-human speed and sense of smell, and has few friends. After another student, a popular senior named Zach, is found brutally murdered, it comes t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2009

Micah's story begins in a Jacqueline Woodson-esque world of New York City teenagers experiencing first loves, heartbreak, and family secrets—but this tale soon twists and turns down dark and dangerous paths. A biracial girl with close-cropped hair who can pass for a boy, Micah feels "stuck somewhere in between...half of everything." She's also a compulsive liar. In recounting the days before and after the gruesome death of her boyfriend, Zach, Micah informs us that she wants to finally tell the...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

In recounting the gruesome death of her boyfriend, Micah (a compulsive liar) informs us that she wants to finally tell the truth...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on December 1, 2009

The premise of a compulsive liar who insists she is telling the truth about her murdered boyfriend is intriguing, and the execution is riveting. The murder-mystery element of the ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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