Parents' Guide to

Lions & Liars

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Lively tween camp misadventure has laughs, life lessons.

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Great Reading Club book

My daughter brought this book home and has been reading it with her book club! Love the messages inside of the book and how the author portrays the characters! I think a great 5th grade book!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Kate Beasley's lively writing and Dan Santat's funny illustrations make for a chaotic tale of social anxiety, mistaken identity, juvenile delinquency, hurricane survival, and character development. Frederick is a wimpy, relatable (and relatably annoying) 10-year-old who wishes things would go his way just once -- and finds himself with an unlikely set of friends, unlikelier triumphs, and a whole new set of problems.

"He had heard the beginnings of a whine in his voice. Ten-year-olds did not whine. He took a deep breath and explained, in a calm voice, 'I've just been looking forward to this vacation for a really, really, really, really, really long time,' he said. 'It's been a bad day. A bad, bad day, and I need to go on vacation.' He folded his hands together prayerfully. 'I need a daiquiri in the worst kind of way.'

"'You and me both, kiddo,' his mom said."

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