Saturday, February 13, 2010

Liar by Justine Larbalestier

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Wow.  This girl is crazy.  That's my main thought right now as I try to piece together Liar.  The title says it all right her.  Micah is a liar - that's the only truth you know right away.  But she promises to come clean during the book and tell the truth.

With short hair and a thin frame, Micah can easily pass for a guy and actually does for two days at her new school.  But once she's found out, everyone knows she's a girl and life moves on.  Micah lies to her classmates, her parents, and her teachers.  But lying is hard.  So many details to remember; so many lines of lies can get crossed.

Micah tries to come clean when Zach, one of the best guys at school and Micah's boyfriend goes missing.  His body is later found and Micah, along with everyone else, tries to make sense of what exactly happened to him.

When you pick up this book, you are in for quite a ride inside the head of a girl who can weave lies magically.  This book is full of twists and turns.  Can Micah really tell us, as readers the truth about her life and what happened?  I guess you'll have to read and see. 

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