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Author:
Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson
ISBN13:
978-0761328544
ISBN:
0761328548
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Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press; 1 edition (October 1, 2002)
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Subcategory:
Growing Up & Facts of Life
ePub file:
1182 kb
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1655 kb
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Rating:
4.7
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765

Start by marking The Parallel Universe of Liars as Want to Read . Johnson doesn't wrap everything up at the end, either, which I also liked.

Start by marking The Parallel Universe of Liars as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Robin handles sexuality, queerness, race, and infidelity in a way that is believable and true to her character. Although some people might find the plot overdramatic or too sexual, it felt very true to me in terms of how teenagers explore and understand sex. It wasn't done in a shocking or a provocative way.

In her smartly titled debut novel, Johnson looks beneath the normal veneer of suburbia to find the putrefying rot .

In her smartly titled debut novel, Johnson looks beneath the normal veneer of suburbia to find the putrefying rot underneath. Robin, an isolated adolescent who at 15 feels "hopeless and fat," is saddled with an appearance-obsessed mother so insensitive that she tells her daughter that her birth was "the final straw" in the dissolution of her marriage to Robin's emotionally distant father. The light of Robin's life is her beautiful, sexy, 23-year-old neighbor Frankie. All this deception makes Robin wonder whether there is a "parallel universe for liars," a world apart where people cheat and deceive, while maintaining everyday behavior in this one.

Fifteen-year-old Robin Davis truly believes there is a parallel universe that propels her in directions that force her to lie and keep secrets about her family.

Fifteen-year-old Robin Davis truly believes there is a parallel universe that propels her in directions that force her to lie and keep secrets about her family see all Fifteen-year-old Robin Davis truly believes there is a parallel universe that propels her in directions that force her to lie and keep secrets about her family and her neighbors

Surrounded by cheats, liars, and sexual predators, fat girl Robin can't stop giving in to her older neighbor's advances.

Written by. Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson. Manufacturer: Roaring Brook Press Release date: 1 October 2002 ISBN-10 : 0761317465 ISBN-13: 9780761317463.

Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson offers an exuberant romp - somewhere between a screwball comedy of errors and a modern .

Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson offers an exuberant romp - somewhere between a screwball comedy of errors and a modern fairy tale. In the tiny town of Brewerton, the minister needs an assistant for his Loney Hearts advice column, someone with a sympathetic, open heart and a confidential, closed mouth. Who better, Carlotta decides, than a Love Expert like herself. Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson is the author of three highly regarded novels for teens: The Parallel Universe of Liars, selected as an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, and Target and A Fast and Brutal Wing, both selected as ALA Best Books for Young Adults. She lives in Germantown, Maryland.

Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson. 3 Total Resources 3 Books. Browse books by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson. The Parallel Universe of Liars. About the Author 1. Blog for Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson. Author Interviews 1. Interview with Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson about Dumb Love. Created by Cynsations. Number of Resources Number of Awards Book Title Year Published Word Count Reading Level: ATOS® Reading Level: Lexile®. by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson.

The Parallel Universe of Liars (Readers Circle). Grade 9 Up–Vaguely reminiscent of The Blair Witch Project, Johnson's novel explores memory, fear, and imagination. Niki, her brother Emmet, and their friend Doug narrate the somewhat fantastical story via journal entries, e-mails, and newspaper clippings. What REALLY happened on Halloween night in the woods when all three teens awakened to find themselves naked and bloody?

Surrounded by cheats, liars, and sexual predators, fat girl Robin can't stop giving in to her older neighbor's advances. Her best friend has moved away, so who is there to convince her that a handsome black classmate likes her as she really is? Fast-paced, sharp, and fresh, The Parallel Universe of Liars includes the funniest stepparents in teen fiction--by a compelling new voice in young adult literature.
  • This book is about a fifteen year old girl who is trying to find out who she is and/or wants to be. It's about the struggle teenagers often have with what they want. And yes, the main character may contradict herself quite often, but I remember being fifteen. My mind was pulling in hundreds of directions and I never knew what I wanted, but that is life. Some of the scenarios seem very realistic while others seem to be floating towards space, however everything does tie in nicely and doesn't really "ruin" the reading.

    There is a bit of descriptive sexual content in this book, but is that really so far-fetched from how teenagers act now? I would say no, but I'm sure some would argue with me. It's perfectly acceptable for high school readers, though I would not recommend it for most middle schoolers (with the exception of the more matured ones). I mean honestly, the copy of the book I have has condom wrappers on the cover.

    Looking past all that, Johnson does occasionally say some pretty insightful things worth remembering. The other reviews claiming this book lacks plot are correct, but I would recommend reading through it once or twice and forming your own decisions.

  • I was looking through the fiction section of my school library for a book to take home for the weekend, and stumbled along this book. After reading a few chapters, I was hooked. However, I wasn't hooked because of interesting characters, and a good plot; I kept reading because I wanted to know how demented and sexual this book would actually get!

    I really reccomend this book for High School students, only. The author blantantly uses strong sexual terms and descriptions, and it even discusses adultery and underaged sexual activity.

    Truly, there is no plot. All of the questions I had at the beginning of the story weren't answered in the end. This book was literally hard to read, the font was horrible and there was often this "mirror effect" which took up so much space at the beginning of each chapter.

  • I'm a big fan of young adult fiction, but this book was a total disappointment. It was written from a 15-year-old's perspective, but felt unreal (and I remember being a 15 year old girl pretty well). Her world seems to consist solely of one-dimensional, good/bad parents, step-parents, and neighbors. Her character contradicts herself and is pretty unlikeable. I just really couldn't really get behind the plot, which is full of improbable dramas. The issues of race and sex feel forced, (again) unrealistic, and simplistic.

    The book just wasn't written well and wasn't even mildly entertaining. Also, there's some silly graphic designing with upside-down text (don't turn the book around, it's just repetition) and a really, really, really bad choice of font.

  • Great book! Robin's dad is married, her mom is on her way to get married. Her next door neighbor is always hitting on her and she has never had a boyfriend before. Robin's best friend moves away to Alabama, but luckily, Tri moves in and they start dating. Great book!!!!!