The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

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Have people ever wondered what it would be like to find out they have a long lost twin sister? In this novel, The Lying Game by Sara Shepard, Emma is thrust into a world where she is not just a lonely orphan living in a foster home, but a twin to a girl she has never met before. Emma and Sutton live in a very different world from each other. Sara Shepard published The Lying Game in 2010, with the help of Alloy Entertainment. The Lying Game is a novel for young adults ages 14 and up with a sense of mystery, thrill, and drama. Sara Shepard has also written six other books in the series, The Lying Game, being the first. The Lying Game is an intense novel with mystery lurking around every corner, thrill of suspense, and drama, engaging the readers. Emma is struggling to fit into her new life, and the new foster home she is placed in; however, there is nowhere in the world she feels like she belongs without family. Emma cannot stand her petulant foster brother, Travis. Travis does everything in his occult power to get under Emma’s skin, and try to get her kicked out of the foster home; however Emma was ready to leave the foster home to get away from all the stringent rules. There was one time Travis succeeded by stealing his mother’s money and planting it in Emma’s backpack: “Clarice pulled out a nail file and started nervously sawing on her pinky. ‘You can stay until your birthday, but after that you’re on your own.’ Emma blinked. ‘You are kicking me out’” (Shepard 23).Even though Travis did succeed in getting rid of Emma, Emma took advantage of this upheaval by fleeing before the cops came to start her new life on her own. Emma does not know that her life will suddenly change in a twist of events. Before Emma fled her foster ho... ... middle of paper ... ...tton and get her old life back. Emma knows that what she wants will be impossible to achieve without the help of her newly found ally, Ethan. The Lying Game is a mystery, thrilling, and drama filled novel influenced by two main characters, Sutton and Emma; this novel is a top superiority that will ignite a reader’s interest with the suspense of the lying game. For this main reason, The Lying Game, is a must read novel for all young adults; furthermore, this novel will end with the readers being completely flabbergasted. The critic believes The Lying Game, is a novel that will grab the reader’s attention from the beginning of the novel to the end. The Lying Game is an intense novel with mystery lurking around every corner, thrill of suspense, and drama, engaging the readers. Works Cited Shepard, Sara. The lying game. New York: HarperTeen, 2010. Print.

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