Liar

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, May 18, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 384 pages
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Micah is a liar. That's the one thing she won't lie about. Over the years, she's duped her classmates, her teachers, and even her parents. But when her boyfriend Zach dies under brutal circumstances, Micah sets out to tell the truth. At first the truth comes easily-because it is a lie. Other truths are so unbelievable, so outside the realm of normal, they must be a lie. And the honest truth is buried so deep in Micah's mind even she doesn't know if it's real.

The ultimate unreliable narrator takes readers on a thrill ride in this highly acclaimed novel. Prepare to grasp for truth until the very last page.

"Readers will get chills . . . [and] be guessing and theorizing long after they've finished this gripping story." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"[Micah's] suspenseful, supernatural tale is engrossing. . . . The chilling story she spins will have readers' hearts racing." -School Library Journal, starred review

"An engrossing story of teenage life on the margins." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
 

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User Review  - jen.e.moore - LibraryThing

Wow, this was much tougher, more ambiguous stuff than I was expecting. I made a note to myself, once, flagging Jo Walton's statement that if you're going to right a book in the first person, your ... Read full review

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User Review  - KristySP - LibraryThing

I liked what the author did with the concept of "werewolves." Her story and her characters were interesting, although I didn't find any of them likable. However, it was yet ANOTHER teen book suffering ... Read full review

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Justine Larbalestier [Lar-bah-LUS-tee-ay] is the author of How to Ditch Your Fairy and the award-winning Magic or Madness trilogy. She was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, and divides her time between Sydney and New York City. She is married to author Scott Westerfeld. www.justinelarbalestier.com

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