If The Witness Lied

Reader: Payton G
Age: 13
Title: If The Witness Lied
Author: Caroline B. Cooney
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pub Date: 05/12/2009
Galley: Yes
Nominate for Teens’ Top 10: Yes
Recommend: Yes
Annotation: Jack has lost his whole family—or so he feels—except his baby brother, who he has sworn to himself to protect. When TV tries to take his brother, Jack knows that he needs help to take themon, so lucky that his sisters showed up. Can they save their brother from the evils of the media?
How would you convince a friend to read the book: I would tell them that this is a fantastic story about three siblings whose only connection is their baby brother, who helps them come together in the face of mass media.
Compelling Aspect of the Book: The most compelling aspect of this book, to me, was that these kids were ripped apart when their parents died, and when forced to the conclusion that it wasn't an accident that their dad died, they band together as only siblings can.
Did the cover reflect the contents: The cover was a big part of tempted me into picking up this book. I don't think reflected the contents very well though. The cover simply shows a candle. This, I assure you, has nothing to do with the book.
Did you finish the book: Yes
Age Range: 14-15, 16-17
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal

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