Jack fountain knows that whats happened to his family sounds like the most horrible soap opera anyone could ever write. Cooney random house childrens books 51009 hardcover224 pages isbn. Cheryl is truly intimidating, and her power makes her a character you love to hate. Why does the teaser on the back of this book give away key plot developments. She became interested in writing while still in grade school, and began publishing her. If the witness lied was a thrilling and original novel by one of my favorite authors. Find out who the real killer is in caroline cooneys intriguing mystery, if the witness lied. Three separated orphan siblings reunite to save their little brother and themselves from a media circus. Although we can infer the truth from the beginning, the reasons and the evidence are unclear, unraveling as the story progresses and the suspense builds. The paperback of the if the witness lied by caroline b. Aunt cheryl, whos living with the fountain children, has decided that they will heal only if they work through their pain on camera. Could that witness actually be a murderer, and how can three teens and one toddler prove it. Cooney details how love, devotion, and forgiveness make resilience and recovery possible.
I was on the edge of my seat as i rode my bike through town, with jack and his baby brother tris, from one stop to the next. Jack fountain knows that whats happened to his family sounds like the mo. This young adult thriller takes place in twentyfour hours and explores how people as well as the media can exploit a situation with. Cooney books ive read are the face on the milk carton series. Cooney the fountain family has faced endless grief within the last couple of years and their future seems quite bleak as well. Cooney born may 10, 1947 is an american author of suspense, romance, horror. Caroline is the author of about 80 books in many genres, and her books have sold over fifteen million copies. Though the mystery is a bit simplistic, its tight time line is wrought with tension and never lags, making if the witness lied an excellent novel for reluctant readers. The story follows the fountain children in the aftermath of their mother.
Cooney is a prolific author of thrillers, each compelling as the next. If the witness lied has all of the above, and in addition there are some thoughtprovoking discussions of religion, god, and ethics that i thought were well integrated into the story and not didactic at all. Cooney a recurring theme in todays society and world is the contrast between public persona and personal gain. Cooney born may 10, 1947 is an american author of suspense, romance, horror, and mystery books for adults cooney was born in geneva, new york. The fountain children have no desire to be on television ever again. The tragic family portrait she creates is sure to captivate readers from page one. Their aunt tells orphaned siblings she has sold their tragic story as a reality tv show. With an overdrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for ataglance information about availability. Cooney this young adult thriller takes place in twentyfour hours and explores how people as well as the media can exploit a situation with devastating results, especially when innocent children are involved.
If the witness lied is a realistic look at how families are often torn apart after tragedy and the amount of work it takes to begin the healing process. First the childrens mother died, after refusing treatment for her fatal cancer so that she could give life to their baby brother tris. Cooney is a realistic fiction novel told from the third person omniscient perspective. This young adult thriller takes place in twentyfour hours and explores how people as well as the media can exploit a situation with devastating results, especially when innocent children are involved. Edgar award nominee for best young adult mystery 2010 junior library guild selection missouri truman award nominee 20112012 south carolina junior book award nominee 20112012 texas tayshas reading list 2010. Buy a cheap copy of if the witness lied book by caroline b. Her books have won awards and nominations for more than one hundred state reading prizes. It started when their mother chose her unborn baby over chemotherapy to treat her cancer. If the witnessed lied is a novel by the bestselling author of the face on the milk carton, caroline b. She currently resides in fort mill, south carolina. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
Goodreads members who liked if the witness lied also liked. Cooney was born in new york, grew up in connecticut, and now lives in south carolina. Cooneys new psychologically penetrating pageturner immediately grabs. Find books like if the witness lied from the worlds largest community of readers. This young adult thriller takes place in twentyfour hours and explores how people as well as the media can exploit a situation with devastating results, especially. This book was very hard to understand, but once you understand whats going on, it makes a lot of sense. If the witness lied king county library system overdrive. According to a witness, tristan released the parking brake in the family jeep that rolled over his fathers body.
Often, what one portrays to others is actually a very different reality from their true intentions. Cooney details how love, devotion, and forgiveness make resilienceand recoverypossible. Cooney, including the face on the milk carton, and whatever happened to janie. Could it be that the one witness of the horrible event may have lied.
This detailed literature summary also contains topics for discussion on if the witness lied by caroline b. I set high expectations for this book, because i know that caroline is a phenominal author, but i was disappointed that. Cooney is an american author of novels for young adults in various genres, including suspense, romance, horror and mystery as well as fantasy and historical fiction. As i listened to aunt cheryl lie as she made plans with angus about the tv series. What makes cooney so good is her relevance to what is happening in society. This particular title, if the witness lied, was extremely suspenseful. If the witness lied is a story of forgiveness, reconciliation, and suspense.
They are also on recommendedreading lists from the american library. Their mother died of cancer after refusing treatment until he was born. The youngest of four children, tris apparently caused the death of both his parents. Fiction its almost triss third birthday, and everythings starting again. While this isnt my favorite novel by caroline that would be the face on the milk carton i. Cooney this study guide consists of approximately 22 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of if the witness lied. The typical breathtaking pace of caroline cooneys writing makes this story a pageturner, difficult to put. Cooneys new psychologically penetrating pageturner immediately grabs readers then hangs on tight up to its satisfying conclusion. Reality television programs, brothers and sisters, orphans, celebrities, family life, fiction, grief, juvenile fiction. Caroline bruce cooney was born in geneva, new york and raised in greenwich, connecticut.1081 1111 482 30 117 357 847 1235 1433 450 1009 1510 1467 574 73 1048 49 1211 860 85 670 699 1508 12 390 769 572 730 1002 1511 267 1300 710 1099 678 515 885 1101