The Lie That Binds

The Lie That Binds

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by Linda Jackson
     
 

Meet Joshua Tanner. He is a curious seven-year-old who is tired of watching Oprah with his grandma, so he sets out to look for an adventure. For just once Joshua wanted to go into the woods and swim in the pond with the big boys. But Joshua soon discovered that swimming in the pond is not the only thing that the boys were up to that afternoon. Joshua's discovery at…  See more details below

Overview

Meet Joshua Tanner. He is a curious seven-year-old who is tired of watching Oprah with his grandma, so he sets out to look for an adventure. For just once Joshua wanted to go into the woods and swim in the pond with the big boys. But Joshua soon discovered that swimming in the pond is not the only thing that the boys were up to that afternoon. Joshua's discovery at the pond unveils the lives of four teenage boys whose lives take a turn for the worse due to peer pressure and their loyalty to one another.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971644205
Publisher:
Jackson Publishing
Publication date:
01/02/2002
Pages:
142
Sales rank:
1,352,023
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Linda Jackson, a native of Rosedale, Mississippi, has written two novels for young readers. She also writes passages for reading assessment testing for various educational publishers. She lives in Southaven, Mississippi, with her husband and three children.

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The Lie That Binds 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Letbetter More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book! I teach middle school students and I use this book in my classroom every year. The students absolutely love it. Once they pick the book up, they can't put it down. This book is filled with many adventurous mysteries. It has many twists and turns. It has a well-developed plot and it commands the reader's attention. It presents real-life issues that the students can easily identify with. Most importantly, it teaches a great lesson about the consequences of lying. If you have a student or child who does not like to read, try this book. Once they read it, they will definitely become interested in reading other books. The sequel to this book is called When Lambs Cry. It too is a must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the very first paragraph to the last, the book keep me interested. The characters and places seemed so real and, in fact, seemed very familiar to me. Almost reminding me of the place I grew up near which was a very small place. I'm interested in how some of the characters lives turned out. I thought this was a great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a very good story for a first novel. It really tied up how easily we get caught up in sometimes "little" white lies or just going along to stay with the group. It caught your attention and held it until the end and you felt empathy for the teenager who was a victim and for the woman who so badly wanted a child. A good read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book and once I started it, I just couldn't put it down. I read the book from cover to cover in about 2-1/2 hours! The characters are so real that when I finished the book, I still wanted to know what happened to them "after" the story ended. The book deals with friendships, marital relationships, familial relationships and all of the dynamics that come with them. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hope that the author writes a sequel!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a very easy read and extremely entertaining! The readability of it makes it perfect for kids and a fast read for adults (I read it in a day). It is easy to follow and has good lessons along the way!! A bit of mystery with little twists...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Seldom do I read fiction novels, but this one drew me so deep that I could not put it down until completion. I could identify with some of the characters, the bad choices they made, their regrets, and the consequences they had to pay for their actions. I actually felt the pain of Terrence.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read 'The Lie That Binds' in a single afternoon,I could not put it down until it was finished.Being from the South the setting,the lingo,the family,the whole scheme of things made me feel as though as though I was right there!Great job, Linda!I cannot wait for your next book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very emotional to me. The begining of the book grasped my attention right off. It kept my interest at high and in suspense. I didn't want to put it down until I had completed it. Loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What happens when one disobey their guardian and test the water? I found this book to be very intriguing and encourage any young person to read and understand the message of peer pression. The title caught my attention and once I starting reading the book, I couldn't put it down and wanted to read more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the book, it held my attention. The main theme of the book was execellent. I think the writer did a very good job of developing the main characters. The plot was believable because it is true to life. There was one part of the book that almost lost my interest. When Martha runs away with the kid, this part went far away from the central story. The part with Martha on the run with the kid seemed to be a totally different story and did not tie into the central story of the book. I kept with the book because it was the first effort by the author. After Joshua is found the story became interesting to me again. Overall I think Linda Jackson did an outstanding job for her first effort. I hope she continues to write and I would love to read her next book. I have been an avid reader for over 30 years and I think she has a great future ahead of her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Lie That Binds is an excellent book about four teenage boys who allow peer pressure to lead them to their downfalls. It is a 'must read' for the young adult audience. It teaches a lesson about truth that won't soon be forgotten.
ccallicutt More than 1 year ago
this is a great book for any situation, anyone can learn from it. this book can be taught to mostly grown ups and middle schools kids and everywhere in between. so buy it!