Tuesday, May 12, 2015
There Will be Lies
There will be two lies. Then there will be the truth. And that will be the hardest of all.
In four hours, seventeen-year-old Shelby Jane Cooper will be struck by a car, and her life as she knows it--Ice Cream for Dinner Night every Friday, hitting baseballs, and checking out "the Boy" at the Scottsdale library--will be over.
Barely recovered from the accident, Shelby is inexplicably whisked away by her mother on a long vacation to the Grand Canyon. Her mother says everything's fine. But with the miles falling fast behind them, Shelby isn't so sure.
As the Arizona desert heat rises along with Shelby's questions, she comes face-to-vace with a shocking realization: everything she thought she knew about herself and her family just might be a lie. Whom can she trust? Is the truth waiting for her at the end of this manic road trip? And if its, does Shelby really want to know it?
This emotionally charged thriller by Printz Award winner and master storyteller Nick Lake deftly exposes the lies we tell others--and the lies we tell ourselves.