What I Saw And How I Lied by Judy Blundell

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This National Book Award winner set during the aftermath of WWII is now available in paperback!

When Evie's father returned home from World War II, the family fell back into its normal life pretty quickly. But Joe Spooner brought more back with him than just good war stories. When movie-star handsome Peter Coleridge, a young ex-GI who served in Joe's company in postwar Austria, shows up, Evie is suddenly caught in a complicated web of lies that she only slowly recognizes. She finds herself falling for Peter, ignoring the secrets that surround him . . . until a tragedy occurs that shatters her family and breaks her life in two.
 

About Judy Blundell

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Judy Blundell's WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED is the 2008 winner of The National Book Award for Young People's Literature. As Jude Watson, she is the author of the bestselling Star Wars: Last of the Jedi and Jedi Quest series. She lives in Katonah, New York.
 
Published February 1, 2010 by Scholastic Paperbacks. 300 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, War, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Spontaneously moving to Florida seems like a dream come true to 15-year-old Evie, her mother, Beverly, and her stepfather, Joe, newly home from World War II.

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The Guardian

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But though Evie acknowledges this with a passing reference, Blundell has her sights set on something far more surprising to a young British readership: antisemitism.

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BC Books

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This coming of age film noir suspense novel for young readers delivers emotional intensity and a realistic portrayal of character.

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BC Books

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It’s a clean, well-written story that can be read in a couple of sittings, and it’s one that you can pass down to your teens who love to read.

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BC Books

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When Joe goes off to serve in World War Two, Grandma Glad keeps an eye on Beverly, Evie’s mom, and demands to know when she’s even five minutes late.

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Examiner

I didn't know what to expect when I picked up Judy Blundell's young adult novel What I Saw and How I Lied .

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Teen Reads

As the mysteries are unveiled, Evie learns that not everything is as it seems, and maybe she doesn’t care to be the girl she thought she wanted to be after all.

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Gather Books

That's a shame, because this is a remarkable bit of writing, far better than the Gossip Girl and Twilight style writing that is more popular.

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Common Sense Media

Even though it talks about sex and all adults smoke in this book it is one of the best books i have ver read This book was very good.

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that this National Book Award winner has references to and discussions of adulterous sex, a man almost has sex with a minor, and two minors begin to have sex but don't finish, this last incident de...

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Fiction Writers Review

Blundell’s debut under her own name, What I Saw and How I Lied (Scholastic), won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature in 2008.

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