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The Truth

(Lionboy Trilogy #3)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  4,740 ratings  ·  285 reviews
At the end of LIONBOY: THE CHASE Charlie Ashanti has restored the lions to their home in the wilds of Morocco and been reunited in the port town of Essaouira with his parents, Magdalen and Aneba. But just as Charlie is beginning to think that his adventures might be over, who should reappear but the nasty lion-tamer Maccomo and the raffish Rafi. Before he knows it, Charlie ...more
Hardcover, 273 pages
Published 2006 by Puffin Books
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KatieMaggie Um please notice that he can talk to all cats, and it was because of the leopard blood that fell on his would that he can speak cat.

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Aug 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I'm going to start off with a Harry Potter comparison: remember that very first line of The Philosopher's Stone? The voice jumped out at you; it was the voice of a narrator who knew what an epic tale she was spinning. Same goes for Lion Boy. With the most perfect chapter one possible, the author has got our protag, his parents, his background and his problem established. The very last line is the jewel in the crown. No seriously.

We slip easily into Charlie's viewpoint. His delight over being tre
I finally read this book after it had been sitting on my to read list for almost 8 years. I purchased a copy after looking for years in charity shops and not finding one. Now I know how the story ends. I enjoyed the story, mostly because there was cats and we got to hear their thoughts. The triology was definitely an adventure and I'm glad I read it. ...more
Isabelle M
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nostalgia
i love these books every kid should read these books!
Rachel Terry
Sep 28, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: juvie
The story is set in England in the future. The US is called The Empire, and it's evil. There are very few cars because the world has run out of oil. The main character's parents have been kidnapped because they have discovered the cure for asthma, but the large drug corporations are afraid they won't be able to sell asthma medications anymore. Cats are especially keen on a cure for asthma, for obvious reasons, and the main character can speak Cat, which is very handy, especially if you run away ...more
Anna {Follow me for reviews! (✿◡‿◡)}
This last book was an amazing wrap up of the entire Lionboy Trilogy. Like before, I loved the adventures we got to go on; however, this time, Charlie is the one who has been kidnapped. By the Corporacy, and none other.

Like I've mentioned before -at least I think I have- I'm in love with this series. No matter how very unrealistic this is with animals speaking English or boys speaking cat, I love it! Now keep in mind, if you want to try it, you most likely will think some of it is cheesy, as li
Kailey (Luminous Libro)
I really enjoyed this final book in the Lionboy Trilogy! Charlie is finally reunited with his parents, only to be snatched away again, kidnapped and taken to a secret Corporacy base. The lions are tracking him down, along with Charlie's parents. All his friends are coming to the rescue, but will they find Charlie before it's too late? And what about the evil Rafi, who has been a thorn in Charlie's side since the beginning? Is Rafi really as evil and corrupt as he seems, or is he just a lost soul ...more
Nov 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Beth Bonini
Sep 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
I used this book with one of the 10 year old boys that I privately tutor; in some ways, it wasn't the ideal reading experience for me because it got read chapter by slow chapter. He enjoyed it enough, though, that he wanted to read the second in what is a trilogy. Unusually for trilogies -- which seem to be almost compulsory in YA lit these days -- this is not a stand-alone book. Indeed, if I have any criticism it is that the book ends on a cliff-hanger, with absolutely none of its issues or mys ...more
Sarina M
Feb 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: a
I love this children's trilogy. One of my favorite things about this book is that the Charlie character is really smart and resilient without being annoying. Plus I loved that the cats talked like cats would really talk instead of taking on entirely human personalities. ...more
Sophia Barsuhn
Jan 10, 2020 rated it liked it
It is difficult to write a wholly critical review of this series, because these are children's books, and it feels a bit unfair for me to hold children's books to the same standard as YA or adult fiction. But I stand by my motto that a truly good book should be able to be read by anyone at any age, and I think the first Lionboy book stands the test of time. I was nine years old when it came out, and I read it over and over again growing up. For some reason, I never got the other two books as a c ...more
Collin Batson
The author of Lionboy is Zizou Corder. The book Lionboy The Truth is the third book in the series. It is about a young boy named Charlie who can talk to cats, because him and a leopard cub switched blood when he was a infant. Charlie is kidnapped by two guys ones name is Maccomo and the other Is Rafi, Charlie’s cousin. Maccomo turns on Rafi and takes him too and turns them both into the corporacy. Charlie’s parents, three lions, and a chameleon go out in search of Charlie.

After Charlie found hi
Karen GoatKeeper
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Charlie is captured by Maccomo and delivered to the Corporacy on an island in the Caribbean. His parents, the King of Bulgaria, two lions and friends are pursuing. He has Sergei, the cat, and Ninu, the chameleon, with him as he seeks to uncover the truth behind the Corporacy.
All three books of this trilogy have been fun, easy reads. This third volume is the most humorous. The ending does get a bit over the top. Ninu is a bit of a deus ex machina, but lovable anyway.
This trilogy is in the traditi
Katie Merkel
Oct 21, 2017 rated it liked it
"The Truth" does a good job of wrapping up Charlie's adventure. The reader is not left with any questions. As an adult, I found some of the characters' behaviors and some of the ways problems were solved to be too unbelievable. However, I think members of the target audience will enjoy "The Truth".

The things I appreciated most about the Lionboy Trilogy were the intelligent characters and the loyalty Charlie and his friends and family demonstrated for each other. I recommend this trilogy for 8-12
This is the third part of the trilogy. I have yet to read part two. What a shame that his trilogy is not in every public library. A really good book for young readers. With humour, difficulties, animals, adults and children, good and bad and resolving well..
I will definitely read book two and recommend it to my young readers....
In this third part, Charlie, the boy who can speak Cat, gets to the bottom of the Corporacy, uncovers the central intelligence behind them, and manages to save the animal
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystopia
The whole book moves fast with a lot of action. Giving the series a satisfying ending. I like all the characters and the loins have more of a role in this book.

The Lion Boy trilogy is great, and I give it five stars. I will say it does fall in the middle grade category. The adults do try to help and are seen as people with flaws. Making it ground it in reality. However everything comes back to Charlie solving mostly everything. He is shown to be smart at out witting everyone but, the problem so
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great conclusion to the trilogy. I really enjoyed getting to know all of the characters better. The ending is wrapped up really well. I was very satisfied with the ending and the post ending wrap-up. I loved this trilogy so much, that I wish there was more to it. I would love to read/hear more about the main characters, especially Charlie, Sergei, and the lions. I have read this book several times before and I will most definitely read it again in the future.
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is probably my favorite of the Lionboy Trilogy. I like finding out exactly what the Corporacy is doing, and how Charlie stops them. It can be fairly silly in places, like with the chameleon and his whale girlfriend, but even that is not too silly. It is a kids’ book, after all. My favorite part is when all the Corporacy people kneel down so that their communication chips can be taken out.
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, along with the other two before it. It was very exciting to read and I think that it was ended beautifully. I strongly recommend that you read this book. The Chiddix library has the trilogy if you don't know where to go to find them. :) ...more
May 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars

I started this series because a friend recommended it to me. And I’m so glad she did. I absolutely loved it, the first book was a good set up, book two was a really good story and book three brought it all together in ways I never saw coming. I loved the ending. It was so fun.
Book Lover
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Book by: Mike
This book had a very satisfying ending. I love animals and this is a great book for someone who does too.
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I abosulutely LOVED both this book & the entire series!!! Full of action, adventure, and unexpected twists, this book, and series are hard to put down!
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is about a boy called Charlie looking for lions.
Nicole Mosley
May 03, 2018 rated it liked it
An average ending to an average series.
Walter Schutjens
very sad, cried a lot (7 years ago)
Lauren White
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I swear Charlie is now my favourite hero. What an absolute cracker, smashed it!
Megan Smith
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a good ending to the series. I enjoyed it a lot more than the second book. Charlie and his family are well written characters and it was nice to see their story through.
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE IT!! I've read this entire series twice already. ...more
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Funny, almost farcical, clever ending to this series.
Alyssa Hirsch
May 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
LIONBOY Book Review
How do you think you would feel if you come home one day to find your parents missing? What if the most popular kid at your school, whom you admired, had something to do with it? Well, that’s how life is right now for Charlie Ashanti and the only things he can rely on are one: a piece of paper with a bunch of random letters and numbers written in his mother’s blood, and two: cats. Yes, cats. What Charlie keeps secret is that he has this strange ability to talk to cats. This s
Jul 08, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Zizou Corder is Louisa Young and Isabel Adomakoh Young, whose names are too long to fit on the front of a book.

Louisa is a grown-up and has written five grown-up books; Isabel is a kid and has written mostly schoolwork.

The original Zizou is Isabel's lizard, only he spells it Zizu. They Have written five books together: the highly acclaimed Lionboy trilogy, Lee Raven Boy Thief and Halo.

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