What I Saw and How I Lied
Summer's ending, Evie's stepfather is finally home from the Second World War, and Evie is tired of her glamorous mother treating her like a little girl. Then a mysterious stranger appears: a handsome ex-GI who served with Evie's stepfather. Slowly, Evie realizes that she is falling in love with... show more
Summer's ending, Evie's stepfather is finally home from the Second World War, and Evie is tired of her glamorous mother treating her like a little girl. Then a mysterious stranger appears: a handsome ex-GI who served with Evie's stepfather. Slowly, Evie realizes that she is falling in love with him - but he has dark secrets and a strange control over her parents. When a sudden tragedy occurs Evie's world is shattered. Torn between her family and the man she loves, Evie must betray someone. The question is ...who?
Publish date: July 6th 2009
Publisher: Scholastic Children's Books
Pages no: 265
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, World War II
Bullet Review:I'm still pondering over the events of this novel. I'd say it's got a great message and portrays a time period that tends to get sanitized (oh sure, every woman from the 40's was a virgin on her wedding night - right) rather honestly. Not sure what the rating will be - probably will st...
"They left the lights burning in the skyscrapers all night long, because now they could." That does an excellent job of setting the scene of a time period I don't know very well. This was dark, which is appropriate for the time period and the ideas handled. The "lighter" sub-plot involved anti-...
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What I Saw and How I lied is not going to end up as one of those books that returns to my thoughts now and again. It's perfectly forgettable.This is a coming of age book set at the end of World War 2. Evie is a teen who's step father, Joe, has just come back from the war and he's not exactly the m...
"What I Saw and How I Lied" is an account of a fifteen year old girl who has to come to terms with some startling realities in the latter part of the 1940s. She ultimately has to pick up the pieces and find a way to choose between what she's asked to do, what she wants to do, and what it means to d...