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102 Days of Lying About Lauren by Maura Jortner
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102 Days of Lying About Lauren by Maura Jortner
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Jun 20, 2023 | ISBN 9780823453627

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★ “[A] funny and spirited debut novel. . . . Lauren’s poignant, humorous first-person narrative . . . immediately pulls readers onto her side, even as they suspect that her lifestyle is not sustainable. The vivid, remarkable behind-the-scenes details of Lauren’s daily survival arrangements, along with well-developed characters, and a timely and realistic depiction of a family in crisis make 102 Days of Lying About Lauren both relevant and engrossing.”—Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

“Debut author Jortner’s writing is smooth and interesting. . . .”—Kirkus Reviews

“A lively voice and ingenuity carry this exciting story that is filled with humor and heart. . . . Memorable, original, and engaging.”—School Library Journal

“A moving debut from Jortner that retains a sense of adventure while lightly exploring an experience of abandonment.”—Publishers Weekly

“Mouse is a main character to root for—with plenty of spunk, humor, and heart.” —Ben Guterson, Edgar Award-nominated author of Winterhouse

“Hilarious, absorbing, and immensely endearing, here is a story that will have your whole heart. This book is alive with ‘Park Magic.'” —Chris Baron, author of Sydney Taylor Notable Book The Magical Imperfect
“Told with the feel of a classic, 102 Days of Lying about Lauren is a truly special book full of hope, friendship, and heart—all the things you need to weather the worst of storms.” —Ally Malinenko, author of Ghost Girl


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