Max has always lied, but now it’s how he makes money. By selling fake permission slips and cover stories to his fellow classmates Max creates Liars Inc., and the cash starts flowing in. But when his friend Preston uses one of Max’s cover stories to visit a girl he meet online, Preston is never seen again. Preston is dead and all the evidence points to Max being the killer.
Most YA thrillers are boring, but not this one! This book will keep you up all night reading with a realistic protagonist and creative story. The fast-paced writing provides lots of suspense and a sense of urgency to solve the crime. Additionally, Max is clever and even funny at times. I recommend this novel to fans of The False Prince by Jennifer Neilsen or Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger.
The most memorable moment is when the reader finds out Preston is murdered. It was shocking and made the book much more engaging!
Reviewed by Rylan, Grade 8, Tuckahoe Area Library