Liar, Liar: Book summary and reviews of Liar, Liar by Gary Paulsen

Liar, Liar

The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Deception

By Gary Paulsen

Liar, Liar
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2011,
    128 pages.
    Age range: Children


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Kevin doesn't mean to make trouble when he lies. He's just really good at it, and it makes life so much easier. But as his lies pile up, he finds himself in big - and funny - trouble with his friends, family, and teachers. He's got to find a way to end his lying streak - forever.

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"'I'm the best liar you'll ever meet,' announces the glib narrator of this funny and touching novel. Ages 8-12." - Publishers Weekly

"This brief, humorous effort will appeal to reluctant middle-school readers, who will recognize the truth behind witty Kevin's inventive deceptions." - Kirkus Reviews

"Liar, Liar is a laugh-out-loud tale of teenage angst...Familiar topics of crushes, financial trouble and family dynamics are nicely woven into the story, and Paulsen’s characters are as personable and believable as ever." - BookPage

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Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young readers. He has written more than one hundred book for adults and young readers and is the author of three Newbery Honor titles: Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room. He divides his time among Alaska, New Mexico, Minnesota, and the Pacific.

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