Liar by Justine Larbalestier
Popular boy Zach has been found dead. His school goes into shock – no one more so than Micah, who, it transpires, was his “after-hours” girlfriend. Micah narrates the story of her pain and loss. But Micah is a pathological liar, and we can’t trust anything she says.
I picked this up because I had been following the minor controversy caused by the American edition of the cover. (Larbalestier’s comments on this issue are worth reading if you have a spare five minutes…)
It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either. There was a nice twist or two, but overall it didn’t hold my attention. As with everything I’ve been reading lately, this came from the Young Adult shelf, and would probably play well with the target audience, but I wanted slightly more.