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 po
Now Micah's boyfriend Zach has been found, dead, in Central Park. The place where they spent so muc ...more
No spoilers, but . . . when I first finished this book, I scratched my head a little and thought I *had* it, but I wasn't totally satisfied, and then I thought about it some more, and then the explosion, and I wanted to reread it at once.
The closest comparison I can think of is Life of Pi, in which the reading of the book is enjoyable but a little unsettlingly *off*, and then at the end something is suggested that casts everything else in a new and totally devasta ...more
Liar is told in three parts. Part one is where Micah is “Telling the Truth”. We are introduced to the seventeen year old girl who lives with her ...more
This book is perfection. Seriously. Look "perfection" up on a dictionary and they should have a picture of Liar as an example. This book transcends all genres it is supposed to be to become more than a YA book with a really ...more
I've wanted to read Liar for six months. Unfortunately, my library didn't have a copy and I didn't have enough motivation to purchase it. Now that I'm in college, I have full range to my university's YA selection. It's very expansive. I've had Liar on my desk for two weeks. I picked it up today and finished it in less than four hours.
Like Fight Club, or Psycho, or The Sixth Sense, I went into Liar knowing the big secret. That didn't make it less exciting. On the contrary, I wanted to read it de ...more
The next lengthy paragraph is filled with potential spoilers!
Except maybe not?
Because it could all be LIES!!
But brace yourself anyway.
So in Liar, it’s possible that Micah killed her boyfri ...more
Micah is a pathological liar who is dealing with her boyfriend's sudden death. The book is divided into three parts, (view spoiler)[Part One: Telling the Truth, Part Two: Telling the True Truth and Part Three: The Actual Real Truth (hide spoiler)]. It's a big guessing game from start to finish.
The book goes back and forth, before Zach's death and after, as well as short glimpses into Micah's early childhood. After reading about her childhood, her family history, her personal ...more
Going into this book was a very unusual experience. I usually begin a book with an open mind, ready to fall in love with the protagonist and his or her voice and character; ready to sympathise with ...more
Yeah, difficult, because there is a lot of really great stuff here. The three movement structure with ...more
With most unreliable narrators, the reader slowly picks up on the fact that the narrator is unreliable based on small clues the narrator has dropped throughout the story. Here, Micah comes straight and tells you that she is a liar, that she lies about everything. Except the story she is about to tell you. This is going to be her grand entrance into the world ...more
Micah is our narrator and she is, as she tells us on the first page, a liar. But she'll tell us the truth. And the truth is that she didn't kill her Zach, her secret sort-of boyfriend. (Or did she?) Partway through the book, she "comes clean" again, telling us her true family secret. (This is where the ...more
So, stick your thumb out. Start with it pointing directly up, and then blow a rasberry as you slowly turn it down, gaining momentum as you get farther and farther to pointing directly down. Finally, after its done a full 180 degrees, turn it hopefully back up about 30 degrees before finally just giving up and dropping it all the way down.
I believe this is an adaquate description of this book (if not the most elegant one). It starts out promising, hopeful, maybe even good. Maybe even awes ...more
I've written a spoiler-free review, and I recommend that if you haven' ...more
I'm sorry; I don't think it comes together. I get that it's not SUPPOSED to but I don't think that's fair. I really like Justine Larbalestier's other work, but her defense of this one reads a little "I wasn't GOING for elegant, Heidi!" to me. Sure, it doesn't come together, it wasn't supposed to! But even if we doubted what happened, couldn't there be... more?
Also I feel because there was SO little we could tr ...more
I finished Liar in a single sitting however that wasnt the result of feeling any particular connection to the characters. I think that had a lot to do with the narration. Every character we met was displ ...more
Micah ci racconta la sua storia, suddividendo la narrazione in tre parti: La verità, La verità vera, La verità veramente vera.
Si, perché Micah è una bugiarda nata. Mente su qualsiasi cosa, è nel suo dna, non può farne a meno.
Come del resto accade al padre. Stando ...more
Micah is, as mentioned before, a compulsive liar whose secret boyfriend is found dead one day, and there is an investigation trying to figure out what happened to him, but it seemed like this plot was kinda weak and instead the book just meandered along as Mic ...more
What the what? Micah! I kept believing what you'd say. You kept promising you'd tell the truth, so I continued to believe you. And bam, half-way through the book, you *finally* tell the truth (I think?) and I refused to believe you. For pages upon pages. Because the truth sounds ridiculous. The truth couldn't *POSSIBLY* be.
Are we existing in a realistic fiction novel, or have I unknowingly fallen into a work of fantasy? With Micah, there's no way of telling.
My only r ...more
Hmmmmm....so I have mixed feelings about this book. On one degree I loved it. It featured a POC main protagonist and an unusual story that I've never read from a POC as the main character before. So that was the reason I picked the book up in the first place. But there are always issues to deal with when you read from an unreliable narrator. Not only are you confused but you're frustrated because you don't feel a sense of ease once you put down the book. This was a great exampl ...more
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I am all anger and resentment all the time.
Not one of them has ever suggested that maybe I lie because the world is better the way I tell it.”
Me or them?
Isn’t lying about love the worst lie? Isn’t that worse than anything I’ve ever done?”