Review: Liar

Micah freely admits that she’s a compulsive liar. And 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. But when her boyfriend, Zach, dies under brutal circumstances, the shock might be enough to set her straight. Or maybe not. Especially when lying comes as naturally to her as breathing. Was Micah dating Zach? Or was Sarah his real girlfriend? And are the stories Micah tells about inheriting a “family gene” real or are they something that only exists in her mind?

Breathtaking in its plotting, and narrated by one of the most psychologically complex young women to emerge since Sybil, Liar is a roller-coaster that will have listeners grasping for the truth. Honestly.–From Goodreads

Justine Larbalestier’s Micah is a compulsive liar. But when her sort-of-boyfriend dies, she swears she didn’t do it and she’ll never lie again. Will you believe her? Micah is a fabulously unreliable narrator. I don’t think a book has ever kept me guessing so much. I didn’t know where this book was going when I started it, and each page led to a new surprise. By the end, I still had no idea what to believe, but I enjoyed every minute of it. Liar is a tricky book to review because giving anything away takes from of the fun out of the book. This is not the type of book you want to spoil. Just go read it yourself; you’ll thank me later.

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