Review: The Liar Society by Lisa & Laura Roecker
Author: Lisa and Laura Roecker
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Published: March 1, 2011
Paperback, 368 pages
Genre: Mystery, Young Adult
Kate Lowry didn't think dead best friends could send e-mails. But when she gets an e-mail from Grace, she’s not so sure.
Sent: Sun 9/14 11:59 PM
Subject: (no subject)
I shouldn't be writing.
They'll hurt you.
Now Kate has no choice but to prove once and for all that Grace’s death was more than just a tragic accident. But secrets haunt the halls of her elite private school. Secrets people will do anything to protect. Even if it means getting rid of the girl trying to solve a murder...
When I first came across The Liar Society, I asked some of my friends what they thought of it. It was said that if you like Veronica Mars, you'll like this book. I'm a huge fan of the show, so that statement alone sold me on this book.
I was immediately invested in the plot from the first chapter. The story revolves around Kate who is trying to uncover the mystery behind the death of her best friend. She knows some people are hiding something, and she won't rest until she uncovers it. She enlists some unlikely help along the way. Some of it reminded me a little of Scooby Doo, but not in a corny way. I really like Kate's character, pink hair and all. She has a hard time letting go of the past, but she also is not willing to just accept anything thrown at her without question. She refuses to be a cookie-cutter version of the kids who attend her school.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It had the right amount of mystery, intrigue, and humor. This book was paced really well. The characters were great, even the jerks. I loved that the authors kept you guessing throughout the book. This is a definite 'To Read' to add your reading pile.