This was not my favorite book. I was kind of looking forward to a book with an unreliable narrator and the hype and the buzz surrounding this book should have made it a total shoo-in. I did find myself somewhat interested in the first part of the book, but then it started taking all kinds of turns that....I just didn't like. They weren't interesting to me, they pulled the story in directions that made me not care. In fact, I had to force myself to finish the book because I just didn't care.
So overall, I felt disappointed with it. But you're probably wondering what it was about. It's about a girl named Micah. And that's maybe the only truth you'll ever manage to pull from the book, because she's a liar. She lies all the time. She lies as the narrator and she lies to everyone in her life. The boy she's sort of seeing winds up dead and it's this big mystery as to how it happened. What happened? That's what you will try to get to heart of in Liar.
I feel like...the story could have been so much more subtle that it didn't need to go to the extremes it went to and I wished that I had been seduced into caring about Micah so that when the lies became apparent I would have felt something other than being annoyed. So on that level...of really connecting and communicating to me what it's like to find yourself lied to, the book failed.
My opinion is just one, though. Others found it fascinating and well written. To each their own.
Things You Might Want to Know: Crass language, and some interesting kissing scenes
Source of Book: ARC picked up at BEA
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books