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What I Saw and How I Lied

Blundell, Judy (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
What I Saw and How I Lied


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In 1947, with her jovial stepfather Joe back from the war and family life returning to normal, teenage Evie, smitten by the handsome young ex-GI who seems to have a secret hold on Joe, finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies whose devastating outcome change her life and that of her family forever.
Authors: Blundell, Judy
Title: What I saw and how I lied
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Press,, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 284 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Judy Blundell
Summary: In 1947, with her jovial stepfather Joe back from the war and family life returning to normal, teenage Evie, smitten by the handsome young ex-GI who seems to have a secret hold on Joe, finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies whose devastating outcome change her life and that of her family forever.
ISBN: 9780439903462
0439903467
Branch Call Number: y BLUNDELL 2008
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Report This May 06, 2013
  • chiko_amin rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

In the summary it is written that Evie is caught in a complicated web of lies, but there is nothing that is complicated. I did not like this book at all

Report This Jul 16, 2012
  • roses_for_sale rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A suspense filled romantic drama/mystery that I thoroughly enjoyed. This book kept me on the edge of my seat! It was like an episode of law and order and maybe grey's anatomy (well at least the drama and romance part) combined in a book for teens!

Report This Sep 29, 2011
  • nicoleelaine8 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a really good book. It is very well written and very gripping. Based on just the title, I knew something was going to happen but I wasn't sure what and I didn't know when. I was very surprised at what all happened and how everything turned out. Like a lot of people, I was pretty annoyed with Evie during the first half of the book. But she did grow up and I really liked her as she started piecing stuff together and she wasn't a naive little girl anymore. It's a very great story showing how one event can change someone and their outlook on life forever. I definitely recommend this book.

Report This Jul 01, 2011
  • missmarcy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

1940's trip to Florida Did her mom and step father kill her new boyfriend After the war

Report This Apr 04, 2011
  • bookworm356 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow! To say that I was blown out of my mind is an understatement. What I Saw and How I Lied, is such a fantastic, gripping and thought provoking novel. I couldn't put it down! I really enjoyed Judy Blundell's writing. I could relate to the characters...moreWow! To say that I was blown out of my mind is an understatement. What I Saw and How I Lied, is such a fantastic, gripping and thought provoking novel. I couldn't put it down! I really enjoyed Judy Blundell's writing. I could relate to the characters in the novel and understand why they did some of the things. Even though in the beginning, Evie was a little anoyying. She grows through out the book and by the end you get to see the person she becomes. I think Ms.Blundell did a wonderful job of paceing the book, the mystery was great. Overall a wonderful book. A real National Book Award Winner!

It just didn't do it for me. I was expecting some kind of amazing thriller but all I got was a mediocre story. It wasn't very memorable and honestly I'm suprised at how many people ejoyed this book.

Report This Sep 20, 2010
  • SamanthaHatzinikou rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Couldn't put it down!

Report This Aug 08, 2010
  • leka rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I was a bit annoyed by the protagonist Evie for at least half of the book and didn't like her characterization at all. I kept on reading because I knew (according to the book summary) something was going to happen and there would be a dramatic turn. I was pretty satisfied by the ending and I stopped disliking Evie so much. This is quite a page turner!

Report This Jul 14, 2010
  • skiier55 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

an extremely precious novel, well thought about

Report This Jul 07, 2010
  • annspivack rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This won the National Book Award so I was expecting a lot and was so disappointed. This is one of those novels where you can picture the writer typing, as with this passage: "Girls peering into compacts, lying to each other about how pretty the other one looked. Girls in petticoats and stockings, hair brushed 100 strokes, perfume from the bottle they got for Christmas. Girls laughing at nothing. Girls going to a dance." I dunno. Didn't do it for me.

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Judy Blundell gives a short reading at the 2008 National Book Award Ceremony.

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