Liars

( 1 )

Overview

Life in the remote town of Alder Creek, California, is boring for eighth-grader Sam and his friends, until his newly awakened ability to tell when a person is lying involves him in a series of mysterious events.

Life in the remote town of Alder Creek, California, is boring for eighth-grader Sam and his friends, until his newly awakened ability to tell when a person is lying involves him in a series of mysterious events.

...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $1.99   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(7423)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Acceptable
With pride from Motor City. All books guaranteed. Best Service, Best Prices.

Ships from: Brownstown, MI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(15895)

Condition: Good
Good condition.

Ships from: Frederick, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(21833)

Condition: Good
1995-08-01 Mass Market Paperback Aladdin Paperbacks Good Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Previous Owner's Inscription.

Ships from: Sparks, NV

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(3863)

Condition: Good
Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases.Free State Books. Never settle for less.

Ships from: Halethorpe, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(3768)

Condition: Good
Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages.Selection as wide as the Mississippi.

Ships from: St Louis, MO

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(7122)

Condition: Acceptable
Sail the Seas of Value

Ships from: Windsor, CT

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$5.85
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(135)

Condition: Very Good
MASS MARKET PAPERBACK Very Good 0689801300 Excellent condition, paperback 1992, no marks, slight scuf cover, readit.

Ships from: Federal Way, WA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$14.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(35)

Condition: Good
Buy with Confidence. Excellent Customer Support. We ship from multiple US locations. No CD, DVD or Access Code Included.

Ships from: Fort Mill, SC

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
$29.51
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(258)

Condition: Good
Possible retired library copy, some have markings or writing.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Visit our Teens Store.
Sending request ...

Overview

Life in the remote town of Alder Creek, California, is boring for eighth-grader Sam and his friends, until his newly awakened ability to tell when a person is lying involves him in a series of mysterious events.

Life in the remote town of Alder Creek, California, is boring for eighth-grader Sam and his friends, until his newly awakened ability to tell when a person is lying involves him in a series of mysterious events.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Sam, an eighth grader living with his widowed father in a small California town, has been experiencing ``surges'' in his arms whenever someone is lying. His accuracy rate astounds him, as does the many people wont to fib--his own dad included. Equally disturbing are the rash of crimes targeted at an eccentric miner who is convinced his hidden maps will lead to gold. Sam and his best friend Marty intend to find the culprit, and their dangerous quest yields a most unlikely villain. Petersen ( Would You Settle for Improbable? ) captures rural America perfectly via the story's dialogue and Sam's winsome first-person narrative. Yet a sprinkling of red herrings contribute to a lumbering pace, and the few suspenseful moments barely compensate. Moreover, a perplexing transition--from Sam's talent for ``water witching'' (the ability to detect underground water) to his unearthing liars--may prove objectionable to some readers. Ages 10-14. (June)
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-- All 16 kids in Alder Creek Elementary/Jr. High School get to try dowsing with Uncle Gene on a SOT (same old thing) field trip one spring day. It's not until skeptical Sam takes hold of the stick, though, that anything interesting happens. Sam turns out to be a ``water witch'' and this triggers both another ability in him and an intriguing mystery. Suddenly, his arms tingle when someone is lying, and to his growing horror, almost everyone in this tiny California town is doing so. The boy stumbles onto one secret after another, uncovering big and small falsehoods, white lies and very dark ones. Some serious problems are touched on too lightly, but the mystery carries the story with surprising turns, danger, and excitement. Sam is the only fully realized character, but the others are human and sensitive, including his two peers--a romantic interest and a solid best friend--and plenty of odd adults. Sam, like Jason in Alfred Slote's Finding Buck McHenry (HarperCollins, 1991), discovers some truths about lies and life as the plot gathers speed. Once Sam gets ``the power,'' things in Alder Creek are certainly not MOTSOT (more of the same old thing). Neither is Liars.--Susan Oliver, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689801303
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 8/28/1995
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 4.23 (w) x 7.03 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 1999

    This book is great!! With a great ending.

    This book talks about an eigth grader who can divine - who can sense where groundwater is. His name is Sam. He later finds out that he has the power to sense if people are lying. Sam doesn't know what he will use his new powers for, but he will soon find out. After a theft and fire at his uncle's house, Sam has to solve the mystery. LIARS is a great mystery and has a great ending. Find out what happens yourself and read the book LIARS.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)