If the Witness Lied

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Delacorte Press, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 213 pages
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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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The plot is really contrived and convoluted. - Goodreads
Not a bad premise, but the execution was just terrible. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Runa - Goodreads

It's an okay read, but the ending is super obvious and you'll kind of be sitting there for a while wondering why they didn't just do that right at the start. I'm genuinely not sure which genre this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kelsea - Goodreads

The historical value of the book If The Witness Lied by Caroline B. Cooney is when the Fountain children look back at their past to figure out the real person behind their fathers death. The ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Caroline B. Cooney is the author of bestselling novels for young people. She lives in Madison, Connecticut, and New York City.

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