The Liar Society: The Lies That Bind By: Lisa & Laura Roecker
Posted by Krystal Larson at 11:21 PM Saturday, December 29, 2012
Just when Kate Lowry thought she had life at elite private school Pemberly Brown figured out, she cracks open a fortune cookie to find a message from her best friend Grace--who's supposed to be dead.
Another Sister Gone
A classmate has gone missing, and Kate soon realizes that the disappearance is tied to the secret societies that rule her private school. Her best friend died for their secrets, and there's no way she'll let them get away with it twice. It's up to quirky outsider Kate to get some answers, but in a school where every answer leads to more questions and nothing's as it seems, who can she trust?
Kate attends an elite High School, Pemberly Brown Academy. In the past, this institution was divided into separate boys and girls schools. After the high schools combined decades ago, two secret societies formed, the Sisterhood and the Brotherhood. Ever since their creation, the two societies have been in a power struggle. Last year, Kate’s best friend Grace was killed by the Brotherhood. The culprits went unpunished because of connections to the police and school administration.
This year, Kate is trying to find “normal” with the help of her boyfriend and a few close friends. However, life may never be normal again. Kate is receiving notes from Grace and a member of the Sisterhood has gone missing. The missing girl’s best friend, who is also head of the Sisterhood, wants Kate to help find her. Kate is sure the Brotherhood is behind the disappearance, but should she help the Sisterhood find their abducted member, becoming involved with the secret societies again?
Kate is a devoted friend and a resilient fighter, but she isolates herself and has bad judgment. As I read this book, I felt horribly alone. Kate has a spectacular group of friends, but she does not trust in them to help her. Kate’s recklessness frustrated me, as well. Kate leapt into dangerous situations without thinking about the effects of her choices. I think the trauma she survived is the reason for her self-imposed isolation and irresponsibility.
The Roecker sisters did a great job with this novel. As a reader, I cared about Kate. I thought of her as a younger sister and was angry when she put herself in dangerous situations. Lisa & Laura Roecker created a separate world in their novel. The social interactions, hierarchy, and ceremonies that occurred at Pemberly Brown Academy were incredible. After I finished reading, I was itching to Google the names of the secret organizations and its members. They seemed like real people. Reading The Liar Society is like reading an exposé.
Any teenagers could enjoy this book. The mystery and action that unfold at Pemberly Brown Academy make the book hard to put down. Kate makes the novel one that readers will not soon forget. The next book in the series will definitely be on my “Want to Read” list. I give The Lies That Bind, five out of five stars.
*Reviewed by Kristin*
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