If the Witness Lied

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Delacorte Press, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 213 pages
22 Reviews
Choicesdomatter and forgivenessispossible.

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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User Review  - Siena Mccollum - Goodreads

This book was filled with suspense, especially towards the end. At the beginning, the reader doesn't know much about the story, just that the Fountain family is trying to protect their little brother ... Read full review

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User Review  - Liz Hoover - Goodreads

Even thing changes for the Fountain children when not only did they lose their mother to liver cancer and wouldn't take chemo so her baby could be born but they also lose their father because of the ... Read full review

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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