Monday, November 2, 2009

Liar Review

Title: Liar
Author: Justine Larbalestier
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Publication Date: September 29, 2009
Pages: 384
My Edition: Hardback
Reading Level: Young Adult
here I got it: Book Divas

Summary from Amazon:
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.

Wow, Liar has to be one of the weirdest but a really intriguing book I've ever read. It starts off with Micah telling us about the "family illness" and that she tells lies all the time. She says she will never lie to you, but she goes on to fool you several times throughout the book. The ending is so crazy, and it's pretty hard to review without giving away important parts of the story. Also, this book is perfect because long after finishing it, I couldn't stop thinking about it. You never know if the ending is the truth or not. 

All I can say is that it made want to keep reading, and I just couldn't stop. The writing is so great and the characters are so well described that it makes the book so good. The story line is really just strange, so I can't really decide if I really liked it or not. It kept me on the edge of my seat til the very end. There are many times you will be like "what the heck!" I would definitely recommend this crazy book to anyone whose up to the challenge of figuring out the truth from the lies. I really want to read Justine's other book to check out a different kind of story and writing.



  1. excellent review! At times, it was toooo bizarre for me, but still, no one can say it wasn't original :-D

  2. Haha yeah Amy I totally agree. It was very bizarre!


I love comments so leave me your thoughts! :)