The Lying GameeBook - 2010
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Emma has found out she has a twin sister. When she arrives to meet her, she realizes her twin has been murdered and everyone in town thinks she is someone else. This is the first book in a 6-book series.
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Coarse Language: Use of the word that hymes with "witch" more than 10 times in the whole book.
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This book is about two long-lost twins that didn't know that they both had an identical twin sister, until the day one of them was murdered. Emma was the quieter, shyer girl, who dreamed for a real family, whereas her sister Sutton had everything Emma could have ever dreamed of. Sutton was the class bully, picking on people that weren't as confident as her, stirring up drama, living on the edge and basically getting whatever it was that she wanted. Both sisters had completely opposite lives. Emma had the rough life, going from foster home to foster home, not having a real family, basically living at the bottom. Emma’s identical twin, Sutton, had a life anyone would kill for; a caring foster family, lots of money, an amazing boyfriend and best friends; and coincidentally, someone did. The day that Emma found out that she had a long-lost twin and the day that they were supposed to meet for the first time, was the day that Sutton disappeared from the face of the earth forever. As Sutton’s ghost watches Emma stuck in her sister’s shoes as she begins to puzzle together just who her sister was and what really happened that night, Sutton’s killer begins to lurk closer than Emma thought, and if Emma doesn't keep quiet and continue to play Sutton’s role… she could be next. In this new exciting start of the series by Sara Shepard, The Lying Game presents a new mystery filled with lots of lies, dangerous games and juicy secrets that just might explain why Sutton was killed that night. This book is sure to keep you hooked, and keep urging you to dig deeper and deeper through the pages, desperate to solve the mystery.
This book is about two long lost twins, who have never met each other before. One day they find out and plan to meet. When they do, Emma finds out her sister is DEAD!
If she doesn't act like her sister, she will be......
Emma is the opposite of Sutton. She is kind, shy and quiet. As a character, she gains the reader's sympathy completely. She is the least mysterious character of the story. We know everything about her, and perfectly understand her motivations. Although she is not very interesting, she does her job perfectly: she allows to reader to gain knowledge and speculate about Sutton's murder. Sutton is the interesting twin. The reader meats her as a ghost, after she has died. Problem is, she can't remember what happened (aside from a couple flash backs) and is forced to passively observe Emma's attempts to solve her murder. Sutton is shrouded with mystery. She had secrets, and they died with her. Out of all the members of the lying game, she was the best prankster and promised that she would play a big prank on everyone. The other members of the lying game all have their own secrets, too. ---See full review here: http://throughthebookvine.blogspot.com/2011/02/lying-game.html