If the Witness Lied

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Delacorte Press, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 213 pages
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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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Cooney starts out strong with a disfunctional family of children trying to cope individually with the death of their parents -- their mother to cancer and their father a short time after from an ... Read full review

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If the Witness Lied is a murder mystery of sorts. The Fountain children have faced terrible tragedy in their lives. After their mother's heroic death, their father is killed in an accident leaving all ... 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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