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If the Witness Lied by Caroline B. Cooney

If the Witness Lied

by Caroline B. Cooney

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Story is interesting. Writing is mediocre. Still, engrossing and dramatic, though the cover's a bit bland. (And where does the picture of a candle come from? What does that relate to?) ( )
  librarybrandy | Mar 30, 2013 |
I liked this book because it was a mistery but there was some parts in it like at the end.Maddison feels some one in the house with her she freaks out but you need to read it only if you like misterys. ( )
  skipballin25 | Nov 30, 2011 |
I really liked this book because it was a very good mystery. My favorite part was when the dad got hit by the car or as i should say smashed but it was out of no where thats what i like about it. It was also the saddest part.This was a very great mystery agin. Also, my other part was when Madison felt that someone was in the room with her thats what makes this book sooooooooooooo mysterious. ( )
  Tylerballer5 | Nov 30, 2011 |
This book, if the witness lied was a great book and what it was about was this family who had lost thier mom and dad and people say that a three year old had killed them they say that tris the three year old had killed his own mom and dad they say the mother did because of giving birth to tris and his father by runing him over.But is it true?After their mother died the kids,smithy,madison,tris,and jacks aunt cheryl came to help out and then their father died and then smithy was off to bording school and things wear like no privicy what so ever because of the media about tris and them calling him a murder.And after a while the girls came back to help them get the media of their backs and tri to keep tris safe.will they all be able to do it?just read this book and find out what happens. ( )
  GG18 | Nov 28, 2011 |
It's their father's first birthday since his death. The Fountain sisters realize, running from their brothers, from each other, from all the memories, is wrong. Madison and Smithy return home on the same day, right when Jack and Tris need their help. Jack and Tris live with their evil step-aunt, Cheryl. All the Fountain children listen to Cheryl's lies. The minister, old friends, and their grandparents believe what Cheryl tells them. She also loves the T.V., and she loves having the Fountain children on camera. But the Fountain children have been on too many times, after her mom chose to have her unborn baby Tris, over chemotherapy and when their father died in an accident because of their little brother. But was the death really an accident? Is Tris really blameless?
  AngelaaLuo | Mar 20, 2011 |
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The good thing about Friday is - It's not Thursday. Jack Fountain lived through Thursday and nothing bad happened: no cameras, no microphones.
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Torn apart by tragedies and the publicity they brought, siblings Smithy, Jack, and Madison, aged fourteen to sixteen, tap into their parent's courage to pull together and protect their brother Tris, nearly three, from further media exploitation and a much more sinister threat.
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Choices do matter and forgiveness is possible.

Jack Fountain knows that what’s happened to his family sounds like the most horrible soap opera anyone could ever write. But it happened—to Jack; his parents; his sisters, Smithy and Madison. And to his baby brother, Tris. What made it worse was that the media wanted to know every detail.

Now it’s almost Tris’s third birthday, and everything’s starting again. Aunt Cheryl, who’s living with the Fountain children now that their parents are gone, has decided that they will heal only if they work through their pain—on camera. The very identities they’ve created for themselves are called into question. In less than twenty-four hours their fate will change yet again, but this time they vow to not be exploited and to discover the truth.

In this gripping thriller, Caroline B. Cooney details how love, devotion, and forgiveness make resilience—and recovery—possible.

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Torn apart by tragedies and the publicity they brought, siblings Smithy, Jack, and Madison, aged fourteen to sixteen, tap into their parent's courage to pull together and protect their brother Tris, nearly three, from further media exploitation and a much more sinister threat.… (more)

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