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Liar, liar.

Katie Ellison is not a liar.

It's just that telling the truth is so . . . tricky. She knows she shouldn't be making out with a drama club hottie behind her football- player boyfriend's back. She should probably admit that she can't stand eating quahogs (clams), especially since she's running for Quahog Princess in her hometown's annual Quahog Festival. And it wou...more
Paperback, 249 pages
Published April 2008 by Macmillan (first published May 1st 2007)
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Carol Storm
In all honesty I can't give this book more than two stars -- since it was tooth-grindingly awful about 85 percent of the way through. Nevertheless, the ending, where the weak-willed heroine FINALLY tells the town where to get off, really was moving and interesting to read.

There are so many things that sink this book. There's the inane heroine, and the basic setting and premise. The whole "stuck up jocks run the town and beat up anyone they don't like," concept has been a cliche for at least fif...more
Laura
Can somebody please have the courage to edit Meg Cabot? Every single one of her writing quirks comes out in this story about a girl who is cheating on her hot boyfriend with another hot guy, and then another hot guy comes along, and oh yeah, something really bad happened to him a couple of years back that completely ostrasized him and now he's back to get revenge. Or is it love?

Confused or bored enough yet? I was.

On her blog, Meg Cabot has a tendency to kind of brag about getting her manuscripts...more
JJ
I'm new to Meg Cabot, and this was the first book of hers that I had read. I know she's the Queen of teen lit, so I was a little suprised when I read this book. It wasn't what I had expected.

Meg Cabot tries to write like a teen would talk, saying things like "not" or what seems to be her favorite word, "macking," which means kissing or making out, of course. And she says these words - a lot. After about the fifth "macking" I almost gave up. But I stuck with it, and my final verdict is "so-so."

Th...more
Jojo
Confession time: I have this horrible Meg Cabot weakness. The moment a book of hers comes out, I rush to the store to buy it (this happened just today and also last week and, dude, she writes so many books). I do this even though there have been some books of hers in the past that I could not finish because I disliked them so much. Apparently the ones I loved work some sort of amnesia on me so that when a new Meg Cabot book comes out I go, "Meg Cabot! I love every book of hers! I must run to the...more
Ruby~Am I a Part of the Cure?
I love Meg Cabot. I learned you should not lie. Even if it hurts. Aww I love it!
And Tommy is NOT a freak ;)
Andrea Caro
Nov 29, 2010 Andrea Caro rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: self-entitled girls for whom enough is never enough, paris hilton?
Katie Ellison is a moron. And that's the nicest thing that I can say about the so-called 'heroine' of this steaming load of crap.

The story is based around the lies and life of one girl that I can find no redeeming qualities in, even after her transition into truth-telling after living a life weaving stories for her own nefarious purposes. The entirety of the book reads like a thirteen year old girl's diary, evoking the me, me, me mindset of a spoiled brat for whom enough is never enough. Additio...more
Amielle
Sep 16, 2007 Amielle rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 13 and up
Another book from Meg Cabot. Her writing is good, but, she needs to widen her range. Her books are all starting to sound the same, and only small twists in the plots are the differenciating point.

This was not (in my opinion) her best book. Even if you hadn't read any of her others, it still isn't the best read. From the beginning I knew who was going to end up with who, and what was going to happen, reactions and such.
Though, I was a little sad that her parents (and the entire town) were so o...more
Libby
Rating: A

Personal comments:
I love this book! I like the character development, and I do enjoy the descriptions. I'm a big fan of how all of Cabot's characters seem to have an actual understandable personality. They are as three dimensional as you or my in my opinion, and the depth helps the storyline.
The reason my rating lacks a + is only because I feel that there were a few things left unraveled after Katie's big confession that Cabot forgot to tie back up again.
I mean, what is up with Liam?...more
Kyra
I love Meg Cabot's books. They are fresh, funny and heart-warming, with cute characters, an entertaining plot and sparkly, humorous writing, however, in this book, that was not the case. When I opened the book I instantly expected to be introduced to a loveable, three-dimensional main character, funny, witty remarks and soon after, little twists in the plot, I am very sad to announce that this book was nothing like her previous novels and was amajordisappointment to read.

When we are first introd...more
Liv.
Apr 10, 2008 Liv. rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a good read.
Recommended to Liv. by: No one.
-from inside flap-

Katie Ellison is not a liar. It's just that telling the truth is so...tricky. She knows she shouldn't be making out with a drama club hottie behind her football-player boyfriend's back. She should probably admit that she can't stand eating quahogs (clams), especially since she's running for Quahog princess in her hometown's annual Quahog Festival. And it would be a relief to finally tell someone what really happened the night Tommy Sullivan is a freak was spray-painted on the n...more
Michelle
I read this a few years ago, but here's the basic 'tl;dr':
girl is going out with the most popular boy in her entire school, is a waitress at one of the most crowdest restaurants that apparently is loved by all, her brother is the most popular dude for his grade and oh, she likes photography. cliche aint it. but it doesn't stop there. she's cheating on her boyfriend, which i might add the whole town seems to adore because he's the lead football player or whatever sport, on some other guy who is j...more
Yushi Wang
This novel takes me into the mind of a teenage girl who has lied for the most of her life. Whenever Katie gets into trouble, she relies on lies to get her out of it. However, because of this, she can't keep up with all her lies anymore and they come back to haunt her. She is entangled in a web of her own lies and she struggles to find a way out and free herself.
I enjoyed some parts of the novel because it was like a mystery. Four years ago, something happened between Katie and Tommy but the aut...more
Nandar
Totally loved this book. I just can't stop reading a book with such good looking guys. Damn if I attended that high school, it'll be heaven for me.

Katie Ellison is the hottest girl in school and is dating the hottest guy alive. Everything was fine until Tommy Sullivan came back to Eastport after four years. And you know what his HOT!

Katie's life is turned upside down. She can't believe his back after what he did. Calling the football team a cheat and writing article about them. He practically g...more
Linda *Rapunzel*
Wow! This is has a lot of kissing in it. When you first see "Pants on Fire" you think, 'That guy has his hands on a place where guys wish they can always have their hands on', but it actually means that saying we all used to say: Liar, liar, pants on fire. Sometimes I don't understand Katie. She goes under the pressure of being normal and accepted when the truth is people let too many things go to their heads; one day its not going to mean anything. If I was her I would never follow the in crowd...more
Kristine Lopez
Feb 04, 2011 Kristine Lopez rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kristine by: Yasmine
THE ENDING IS JUST SO SWEET! :DDD
<3 <3 <3
"LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE!"
and i thought the title meant that the pants were on fire because they want or kept on doing the S word. BUT I thought wrong :D
SO anyway, as the story goes, this girl, Katie,was a photographer and a smart HOTTIE became all famous between the grades 8 and 9 because of SOMETHING that happened! WHAT COULD THAT SOMETHING BE? I DON'T KNOW (yeah, right.). CARE TO SAY WHAT IT IS? BUT MESSAGE IT TO ME SO THE OTHERS WON'T BE SPOI...more
Melannie :)
I'm so tired of all the 'negative' reviews (if you can call rude comments 'a review') this book has,
just morons that like to think of themselves as too good for this book, then don't read the freaking book! you knew what you were getting into, I mean the title is PANTS ON FIRE, and Katie's most famous quote is 'I am a liar and I can't stop thinking about boys' (well, she's a teenager!) ¬¬


that being said,

I LOVE THIS BOOK! It's one of the most hilarious reads I've had.
It's funny and entretaining...more
Danica Prinsloo
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Kristin Miranda
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Krista Basilio
This is the first Meg Cabot book that I read and it gave me so much fun. Meg was well-known for her sense of humor and this story was definitely a great proof. I was really surprised how she cracked me up simply with some words.

Katie's character was really interesting. I disliked her at first; she seemed too pretentious, boy-crazed and silly to me. Besides, the fact that Katie was a two-timer was sort of shocking (maybe because it came right after very few first chapters). She also hid a secret...more
Mιss •kαthєяίиє•  Τhε Emεrαℓd Pяίиcεss®
Absolutely funny and cute! Katie (thumbs up for the choice of name xD) has a way of protecting herself over becoming unpopular: she lies about many things. Four years ago, before entering high school she made a choice. And now that choice is hunting her because she has to lie every time, to every one, even herself. Now that Tommy, the one person whose actions forced her to side with the popular kids four years ago to protect herself, has come back to town she will be soon forced to tell the trut...more
Ariana
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Nancy
She knows she shouldn't be making out with a drama club hottie behind her football-player boyfriend's back. She should probably admit that she can't stand eating quahogs (clams), especially since she's running for Quahog Princess in her hometown's annual Quahog Festival. And it would be a relief to finally tell someone what really happened the night Tommy Sullivan is a freak was spray-painted on the new wall outside the junior high school gymnasium—in neon orange, which still hasn't been sandbl...more
Naomi Amanda
Okay, I have no other word for this book other than "Awesome". This is by far my most favorite book in the entire world and nothing can change that. I just love the romance and I love Tommy. He can stalk me all he wants and I woudn't mind. I mean he is so nice and he came back for her. I would date him if I had the chance, that's how much I love his character! He is so hot and I fell in love as soon as I read the book. I can keep reading this book over and over and I won't get bored, that's how...more
Bonnie
This probably got a better score than it deserves because I was so desperate for fluff and this hit the spot for fluff. It’s not even GREAT fluff. It was okay. The main character was actually a little annoying (she cheats on her boyfriend! Repeatedly! And she’s the heroine! And that’s just one in a long line of selfish behavior!). Anyway, bottom line, I needed fluff, this provided fluff. Meg Cabot is candy: no nutritional value, quickly consumed and just as quickly forgotten.
Teea
I listen to this today while I whittled away at my data entry. Meg writes sassy little lead characters. If you've read one you've read them all. (no offense meg) However, if you've read and enjoyed her other Y/A books, this one is right on par. You sometimes want to slap that character and other times you just want to curl up on the couch with a pint of chunky monkey and watch her on screen in your favorite flannel pajamas.
Angelic Zaizai


udah pernah baca versi ibuknya, sih
tapi karena terjemahannya terbit, sebagai penggemar meg cabot, bukunya kudu kudu kudu dibeli dan dibaca ulang

reviewnya, yah ikutan versi ibuknya ajah :D


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Amina
I love the honesty-speech Katie gives, it's really shattering. I knew she'd get the camera frum the beginning and that Tom would be the on to give it to her. Sweet book, great ending, and I love the title =]
Nikki  Peterson
This girl lies like her life depends on it! What a little fibber!

Katie seems to have it all, the only problem is she' s not happy with it. And it takes Tommy walking back in her life for her to realize just how unhappy she really is. She remembers him as an awkward kid and when he returns she's in for one hell of a hot surprise.

Katie's boyfriend is the sweet, but dumb jock. Her second boyfriend is a rich boy who's a lead actor in most of their high school plays. Her friend is one of those girls...more
Sumaya
I read this aaaaaages ago

but I remember that Tommy Sullivan was one of my first book crushes ;D
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun...more
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