The Boy Who Lied

Category: Book
By (author): Slater, Kim
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 10-14
  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Published: October 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.76in x 5.12in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*How can a liar uncover the truth? A sharp, warm and thought-provoking mystery from Kim Slater, award-winning author of Smart. Now reissued with a new cover. Ed Clayton is a liar. It started when his dad went to prison and now he can't seem to stop. When his younger brother, Sam, goes missing one day, nobody believes Ed when he says he can't remember what happened. He's used to going without, but living without his brother is impossible. With the police and press asking questions and friends turning against the family, Ed is left trying to find Sam with only the help of his new neighbour, Fallon. When the two stumble on a secret that even Ed could never have imagined, it's up to the liar to uncover the truth. A sensitive and engaging fourth novel about brotherhood, hardship and being yourself from acclaimed middle grade and YA author, Kim Slater.
Biographical NoteKim Slater honed her storytelling skills as a child, writing macabre tales specially designed to scare her younger brother. Taking her literary inspiration from everyday life, Kim's debut novel, Smart, has won over ten regional prizes and been shortlisted for more than twenty regional and national awards, including the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, the Federation of Children's Book Groups Prize, and longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal. Smart was followed by A Seven Letter Word and 928 Miles from Home. The Boy Who Lied is Kim's fourth novel for Macmillan Children's Books.