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Zach's Lie (Zach's Lie, Bk 1)
Zach's Lie - Zach's Lie, Bk 1
Author: Roland Smith
Jack is a pretty average kid -- until the night that changes his life forever. That is the night men in masks break into his house, threaten Jack and his family, and then ransack their home. It is that same night that Jack discovers that his father has been arrested for drug trafficking and that he is the reason why these men have come into thei...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780786814404
ISBN-10: 0786814403
Publication Date: 6/1/2003
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Young Adult
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4.6 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Hyperion
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Zach's Lie is a story of a young man (a seventh grader) whose life is uprooted when his father is arrested and his family must enter the witness protection program. He, his mother and his older sister are given new identities and a new life history as well as a new place to live. Such changes are challenging at best but when this happens to a young man at a point in his life when he's struggling to define and discover his real identity, it can be devastating.

This fast paced, generally upbeat, book reads like an adventure movie and is consistently interesting although like most stories along these lines, some of the coincidences are a bit far fetched.

Still this is an engaging and entertaining read. While aimed at young adults, there is very little in this book that makes it feel juvenile. It can be read by adults without feeling that they've gotten into kiddie territory.

I recommend it.


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