Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Five YA novels featuring fantastic liars

Darren Croucher writes YA novels with a partner, under the name A.D. Croucher. At the BN Teen blog he tagged five YA novels featuring seven of his favorite liars, including:
Cady: We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart

This is a tough one to talk about. Spoilers, you see. All I’ll say about this is that Cady’s recovering from a head injury and suffers from terrible migraines and memory loss, so her recollections of what really happened two summers ago is not completely reliable. But when you read this book, you’ll understand why—in some ways—Cady might just be the Katie Ledecky in the 800m freestyle of lying. This is a fantastically twisty, page-turn-y thriller. Go read it.
Read about the other entries on the list.

We Were Liars is among Michael Waters's six must-read YA books for Mr. Robot fans, Lindsey Lewis Smithson's top seven sob-inducing books that deserve to be made into movies, Ruth Ware's top ten psychological thrillers, and Meredith Moore's five favorite YA thrillers.

Also see: Nick Lake's top ten liars in fiction and Dan Ariely's six top books about, or by, liars.

--Marshal Zeringue