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.
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Robin?s neighbor Frankie is like walking sex. He?s 23, hot, charming, and used to getting what he wants. When Janice, Robin?s stepmom, first meets Frankie, they lock eyes with an almost audible sizzle. Not long after, Robin discovers they?re having an affair. She is shocked, angry, curious, even jealous?but not really surprised. It?s just one more hurtful secret to be kept in this parallel universe of liars.
Surrounded by superficiality, infidelity, and lies, Robin, 15 and a self-described ?chunk,? has a secret of her own?she can?t stay away from Frankie, either. But when a new guy ambles into her life, Robin must find a way to escape her own tangle of deception to capture something real.
Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson lives in Maryland. She is also the author of Roaring Brook's Target and A Fast and Brutal Wing
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