Parents' Guide to

Two Truths and a Lie

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

More of the same in Book 3 of mean-girl murder mystery.

Book Sara Shepard Mystery 2012
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Mostly, this is more of the same: more intrigue, more label-dropping, more pranks and complicated relationships. Readers may find Two Truths and a Lie a bit light on pranks -- and may be disturbed by the theory that Sutton drove a "passionate" Thayer to murder -- an idea that parents may want to explore with their kids. The author does include enough mystery to keep the pages turning and creates some intriguing tension between Emma and Sutton (Sutton at times resents Emma for being nice to her friends, while Emma decides in this book to "behave in a way she could be proud of, even of her actions weren't one hundred percent Sutton-like").

In the end, Two Truths and a Lie is mostly more fluffy fun for series fans who will no doubt be eager to get going on the next installment.

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