Friday, February 18, 2011

Liar by Justine Larbalestier

Micah -- the unreliable narrator of this tale -- is a compulsive liar from a fraught background. Poor and biracial, she attends a posh New York alternative school through a scholarship. Her mother is a runaway, her father is from a reclusive back-woods family of illiterate survivalists, and so it's no surprise that Micah's identity is a little messed up. But Micah isn't just confused: she's deliberately confusing, a compulsive liar who fools everyone around her over and over (she is mistaken for a boy on her first day of school and so she undertakes to live as a boy, lasting days before she is found out) (from the publisher).
I don't know where to start with this one. Twist here, twist there, but what is the truth? And that is really left up to you as to what you believe in the story that Micah tells.
Rating - I give this 4/5 Not bad!
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Reviewed by Michelle @ admin

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