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Young Adult Fiction 7206
A tangle of lies
Overall rating
 
3.7
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
What I Loved:
Paula Stokes does a fabulous job at making unlikeable characters readable. I didn't ever come to like Max, Parvati, or Preston, but you don't have to like characters to be interested in their story and I was definitely interested.

The strongest aspect of the novel for me was the narration. I don't often read male points-of-view; this isn't really a conscious choice, I just tend to read female first-person POVs more often than male ones. Max's voice was so strong and leapt off the page from the very beginning. It really feels like you're in his mind.

The mystery is gripping. I thought I knew where it was going, but my first guess was completely wrong! I love when stories are unpredictable and keep you on your toes.

What Left Me Wanting More:
It was a little tough for me to get into the story in the beginning, but once the mystery picked up, I was hooked.

The Final Verdict:
LIARS, INC. is a compelling story with a sharp narrative voice and a mystery that will suck you in.
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