The Secret to Lying

The Secret to Lying

Book - 2010
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A teenage boy's self-reinvention gets out of control in a sharp, funny,
poignant, and compulsively readable novel that gives a familiar theme a
surprising twist. (Age 14 and up)

James was the guy no one noticed -- just another fifteen-year-old in a small town. So when he gets into an academy for gifted students, he decides to leave his boring past behind. In a boarding school full of nerds and geeks, being cool is easy. All it takes is a few harmless pranks to invent a new James: fighter, rebel, punk. Everyone's impressed, except for the beautiful "Ice Queen" Ellie Frost and the mysterious ghost44, an IM presence who sees through his new identity. But James is riding high, playing pranks and hooking up with luscious Jessica Keen. There's just one thing awry: he's starting to have vivid dreams of being a demon-hunting warrior, a thrill that is spilling over into dangerous and self-destructive acts while he's awake. As he's drawn deeper into his real-life lies and his dream-world conquests, James begins to wonder: What's the price for being the coolest guy around?
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780763656201
Branch Call Number: FIC Mitch
Characteristics: 328 p.

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didi115 Aug 02, 2012

Sexual Content: i scene

didi115 Aug 02, 2012

Violence: cutting

didi115 Aug 02, 2012

Coarse Language: 2 or 3 words

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Mar 27, 2016

One of my favourite books. Has a great story. I really recommend it.

didi115 Aug 02, 2012

this is the first book i have ever finish from the library

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didi115 Aug 02, 2012

didi115 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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didi115 Aug 02, 2012

about a boy who learns lying can lead u to may things and discovers who he really is after the things he has went through

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didi115 Aug 02, 2012

when i woke up with the same mark on my head

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