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Series: The Lying Game #1
Published by HarperTeen on December 7, 2010
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery
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(Last Updated On: November 28, 2021)
I had a life anyone would kill for.
Then someone did.
The worst part of being dead is that there's nothing left to live for. No more kisses. No more secrets. No more gossip. It's enough to kill a girl all over again. But I'm about to get something no one else does--an encore performance, thanks to Emma, the long-lost twin sister I never even got to meet.
Now Emma's desperate to know what happened to me. And the only way to figure it out is to be me--to slip into my old life and piece it all together. But can she laugh at inside jokes with my best friends? Convince my boyfriend she's the girl he fell in love with? Pretend to be a happy, care-free daughter when she hugs my parents goodnight? And can she keep up the charade, even after she realizes my murderer is watching her every move?
From Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting new series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences.
Let the lying game begin.
Cover Review: I thought this cover was alright. I really like how there are two girls, just like there are two twins in the book.
Tagline: I had a life that anyone would kill for. Then someone did.
Main Character: Emma
In The Lying Game by Sara Shepard, we follow Emma as she discovers that she happens to have a twin. Or, did, anyway. Emma has been moving from parent to parent, as she has been an orphan for a while.
Her mom pretty much just left her when she was young. One day, Emma’s foster brother shows her a video of some girl “dying” who happens to look just like she does. Emma doesn’t know what to think. The only thing that she knows for sure: it wasn’t her.
Emma searches online after she finds her twin’s name, and she sends her a message. The twin, Sutton, replies instantly. Sutton says that they should meet. Emma jumps on a bus and waits for Sutton at the train station. She never shows, but some of Sutton’s friends do.
They automatically think that Emma is Sutton. Emma is trapped in the world of Sutton. She has to pretend to be Sutton and not let anyone know that she is actually dead, or she may be next. The only person who actually knows is Ethan.
This book was really good. It was enjoyable because it was an easy contemporary with a psycho-mystery touch. I really like the show as well, except there are many differences between the book and the movie. I loved the characters, especially Emma.
I felt really bad for her though because she was stuck in a position that she’d never been before. Emma doesn’t have much money, and it all changes once she becomes Sutton. I’m really wondering who it is that is blackmailing her. I can’t wait to finally pick up the next book.