Thursday, August 27, 2009
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
This is a must read--A masterful use--and purposeful misuse--of voice.
by Justine Larbalestier
Micah can count on one hand the number of times she’s spoken an honest word about herself. She lies about everything – her grades, her parent’s jobs, even her gender. Sure, it’s occurred to her that the consequences of lying could be severe, but Micah thinks nothing could be worse than the way her life is going right now. Her parents want to be rid of her, the kids at school don’t like her, and Zach, the boy she loves, was recently found dead; ripped apart in Central Park.
As Micah tries to uncover the truth behind Zach’s horrifying death, it becomes clear that there is a reason for her lies. Micah has a secret; and it’s the one truth she has never told anyone about. And it could be that this secret is the key to solving Zach’s murder.
But beware. With Micah as the narrator, you can’t count on anything being true. And in this thrilling page-turner, you’ll find yourself willingly believing the lies she tells without thinking twice.
Reviewed By Natalie