Zach's Lie (Zach's Lie #1)
Jack, his mother, and his sister are then forced to enter Witness Security Program. Jack becomes "Zach" and moves to Elko, ...more
Popular Answered Questions
First, his name is Jack, not Zach. But he’ll never be able to use “Jack” again. Never.
Second, some guys broke into his house and duct-taped his mother, his sister and Jack on the couch. Then they held a phone up to his mom - and told her the only thing she could say to Jack’s father on the other end: they will k ...more
That being said, I have some opinions on this book that contradict the things others have said.
I read this series in grade 7. Not because it was mandatory, I just picked it up at the library one day. I haven't read them since but I remember that I thought they were kick booty (because back then I couldn't say 'ass').
Let me tell you why....
That was the year that my dad got cancer. Things were really tough in my house. I just took to curling up with a book when I w ...more
This fast paced, generally upbeat, b ...more
Jack Osbourne has always lived a normal, suburban life with his parents and sister. Until the night he is woken up in the middle of the night by men who threaten to kill him, his mother and his sister if they don't do exactly what they say. That was the night that changed everything. The night his father was arrested for drug trafficking, forcing he, his mother and sister into the Witness Protection Program. The night he became Zach Granger.
The Grangers live in a tiny town in Nevada's Ruby Moun...more
This book shows how drugs can really mess up your life and it also explains all the different ways to change your identity. The story was an adventure and survival situation for a mother and two children who did nothing criminally wrong but had to pay the price of losing their identity. The colorful descriptive context gives a vivid picture of what was happening and how emotions kept the reader connected to the characters. The only flaw about the book was the ...more
Jack was living a normal and happy life, until one night, the Osborne’s home is broken into by drug dealers. The Osbornes later found out that Mr. Osborne was a drug dealer because his airplane business was struggling. Now, the drug cartel was after them, Jack’s dad was in jail, and they have to restart their lives (without their father) and move secretly to a small town in Nevada called Elko. Now, Jack had to change his name to Zach Granger, live a life of lies and hi ...more
December 1, 2015
Magical Realism 10
The novel, Zach’s Lie by Roland Smith is very suspenseful. Jack Osborne’s life is in dangerous situations. His father was in a drug cartel transporting drugs for the leader, Alonzo Aznar. After fearing his and his family’s life was in danger, he turned himself in. Jack's family was put into the “WPP,” also known as the witness protection program. Jack's name changed to Zach when him and his family were taken to Elko, Nevada. Sooner or later, ...more
Jack, sister JoAnne, and Mom are awakened in the wee hours of the morn by 3 masked, armed men. Their arms are bound and mouths duck taped.
This is the beginning of a never ending nightmare for them. They watch as their home is ransacked, and then are warned never to involve authorities if they want to live. As the day breaks, police storm the home, the house is arrested, meaning drawers are emptied in bags, computers are carr ...more
My teachers at my old school used to read to us and this was one of the books they read to us and I was always so excited to hear the next chapter. The plot as good, and after our teacher finished it we wanted the next in the series. This was one of my first exposures to series with cliff hangers which I initially was mad at but now ap ...more
Zach, previously Jack, his mom and his sister are all forced to enter the Federal Witness Protection System because of his dad's involvement (unbeknownst to them) with the drug cartel. They are relocated to Nevada where things are going well until Peter steals Zach's journal and threatens to expose their secrets. Before that can happen the drug cartel intercepts a blank postcard they sent to their past family attorney and figures out where the famil ...more
While living in this new town with new identies the main character Zach (Jack) gets in a fight with one of the boys named Peter from his new school. A ...more
This was a great book, especially for thos ...more
By: Roland Smith
Zach’s lie is a thrilling mind blowing book. It gives you a real life stories line that could actually happen to someone. This book I read got me really into it was I couldn’t put it down till I finished. Zach’s lie has 3 main parts in it. The 1st part of the book that I read is called Flight. It gives you depth information about the family what happen with jack’s father and how it’s going to change their lives forever. The stories line begin ...more
Smith was born in Portland, Oregon, and graduated from Portland State University and, following a part-time job at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, began a 20-year career as a zookeeper, both at the Oregon Zoo and the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, Washington. After working to save wildlife following the E ...more