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The Liar's Daughter by Megan Cooley Peterson
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Dec 08, 2020 | ISBN 9780823447473

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An American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers
A Bookstr Top YA Release
As Featured on Bustle, Twin Cities, and Minnesota Public Radio
“Peterson uses her own experience as a teenager in a cult to bring Piper’s story to life… A rich, layered, and unflinching narrative of love, loss, and the struggle to become whole once again.”—Booklist
“An eerily accurate look at the who, what, why, and how of cults…. A deeply nuanced psychological study… Profound and deeply engaging.”—Teen Librarian Toolbox
“Something special… Haunting with each line, this story grabs you and runs you through each and every page.”—Bookstr
“I snatched this one right up.”—Barnes and Noble Teen Blog

“[Peterson] weaves a lush novel full of cryptic scenes… which readers fit together for a thrilling ending. The novel presents an accessible look at what makes cults (especially religious ones) attractive to some, and it will appeal to those interested in subjects such as Charles Manson and the Branch Davidians…. An intriguing look at a young woman adjusting to life outside a cult.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Remarkable and memorable… Truly a can’t-be-missed story.”—Musings of a Book Girl

“Readers follow Piper through the difficult maze of her own mind in trying to sort out what’s real from what she is imagining. Her struggle with her mental health rings true…. A sound addition to any collection where reality and suspense are in demand.”—School Library Journal
“A teenage girl lives in a seemingly evil world. She is trying to work out what is true and what is fiction… and to figure out her place.”—MPR
“Peterson does a wonderful job in this book of exploring and explaining what life is like inside of a cult (read the author’s note for more on how she was able to do this so well)… Quality writing [brings] us fully into Piper’s experience.”—Cannonball Read

“Entirely gripping and absorbing, with an absolutely convincing voice. I had to keep reading until the very last page.”—Lucy Christopher, Printz Honor-winning author of Stolen and Storm-Wake
“Full of twists, turns, and emotional gut punches that will leave readers racing to the end to find out how all the puzzle pieces fit together. If you like psychological thrillers, Peterson’s book needs to be on your list.”—Eileen Cook, author of You Owe Me a Murder and With Malice

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