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Liar, by Pete Johnson

Your best mate is special. So when your best mate lies and gets you into big trouble too – well it’s war. Soon things really get out of control . . .

Barrington Stoke | 64-page paperback
ISBN-10: 1842995537
ISBN-13: 978-1842995532

"I read this with a thirteen-year-old who misses lots of school due to leukaemia and the well-spaced layout, short chapters and credible storyline set in real-life school made it immediately relevant and accessible to him. In fact, it’s got him enjoying reading again! Told in the first person, Dave is the main character’s best mate but, through too much bravado and mucking about, their friendship is pushed beyond its normal boundaries and there’s real hurt, turmoil, shame and humiliation, not to mention a massive amount of confusion. Pride and injustice are hard to surmount until finally and thankfully ‘it all just seems so stupid.’ A book about the true value and fragility of friendship, a lesson to us all and a great starting point for much worthwhile discussion."
Gill Roberts, Carousel

‘Excellent for teenagers – younger readers will also enjoy it and girls will relate to sister, Zoe …’  Write Away