Young Ambassador Book Reviews: Autumn on Kim Slater's 'The Boy Who Lied'

Matt Turpin
Sun 1 Sep, 2019

Autumn's review of Kim Slater's 'The Boy Who Lied'

A classic boy who cried wolf tale.

The main character, a boy called Ed, has a reputation as a compulsive liar due to past trauma after his dad is sentenced time in prison. During a trip to the park, Ed’s younger Brother Sam goes missing and Ed has an accident which leaves his memory hazy at the time of the incident. The people surrounding Ed don’t believe him as he begins to regain his memory due to his history of lying. Ed and the new girl in town decide to solve the mystery themselves leading them to discover shocking things about the people they surround themselves with.

An easy to read novel, entertaining but slightly predictable as the plot begins to come to a close. It covers certain themes like brotherhood and trying to overcome past prejudice about yourself. Very thought provoking and clearly aimed towards teens and delivers all the classic mystery novel tropes.

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