As the neglected daughter of a beautiful, selfish mother, Elizabeth Madigan learned early in life how to get attention through lies, but it s never enough At age eight, she pretends to have cancer At age twelve, she lives a thousand lives online At age seventeen, she s in inpatient treatment for self harm, blaming it on trauma from her past But what exactly is her damage If she knew, maybe she could stop herself before she gets busted for good But she s been lying so long, she s starting to forget what s real And as her passionate need for her girl friends attention grows, she ll do anything to keep them in her life including risk itTold in four sections Beth, Betty, Eliza, and Elizabeth , I, Liar is about the way we rewrite our histories, remake our selves, and revisit the same story lines and characters throughout our lives It s about the longing for maternal love, the passionate intensity of female friendships, and where those two overlap From an all girl psych rehab to a feminist bookstore to a lesbian bar in Brooklyn, I, Liar illuminates the intimate world of women s relationships with each other, with the world at large, and with themselves 3.5 stars I received this as part of the Good Reads First Giveaway program The author was very nice and autographed it for me Thank you Janice This was a very interesting book about the many faces we have and the carefully constructed lies we tell to keep our house of cards from crumbling It was hard to tell what was true and what wasn t but I think that s how it was intended Will definitely readby this author. I really wanted to like it especially since I loved Girlbomb so much I just couldn t get past feeling that she was just venting about unresolved issues and believe me they are definitely unresolved The concept was a good one, and it had some great lines toward the beginning, but the further into the book I read thedifficult it was to see past the whining. I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.I liked the idea behind this book, as well as some elements of the story, but I found the main character so unlikeable that I had a hard time enjoying the book I loved the way Elizabeth and Annabel s names changed at different points in the story also the different husbands whose names all started with Ch funny and clever There was a lot of good humor too I guess I just got weighed down by the fact that I had no rapport with Elizabeth. Rating it three stars, but by the end I felt like it might fall closer to 2.5 I really loved the author s young adult novel Lucky Little Things I liked the idea of this book, but there were so many moments where I was confused by her memories and I didn t know what was real and what was made up I guess that was sort of the point The main character was just so all over the place By the time I got to the end, I was hoping for some answers to be resolved, but was just disappointed This wa Rating it three stars, but by the end I felt like it might fall closer to 2.5 I really loved the author s young adult novel Lucky Little Things I liked the idea of this book, but there were so many moments where I was confused by her memories and I didn t know what was real and what was made up I guess that was sort of the point The main character was just so all over the place By the time I got to the end, I was hoping for some answers to be resolved, but was just disappointed This was a quick read, and did hold my interest, so overall not a terrible book Got really tired of the main character reeeeeally fast. I was really interested in I Liar by the summary alone, and thus excited to read it Got it for my Kindle, and started reading it right away I got about 45% through the book before I had to DNF it because it was just too all over the place I didn t enjoy the narrator s voice whatsoever I get that she was SUPPOSED to be unreliable, but she just grated on my every last nerve to the extent that I couldn t handle reading the book any I feel like the idea behind I Liar could have been hand I was really interested in I Liar by the summary alone, and thus excited to read it Got it for my Kindle, and started reading it right away I got about 45% through the book before I had to DNF it because it was just too all over the place I didn t enjoy the narrator s voice whatsoever I get that she was SUPPOSED to be unreliable, but she just grated on my every last nerve to the extent that I couldn t handle reading the book any I feel like the idea behind I Liar could have been handled a lot better An ideal book to pump breadstick byI recently had twin daughters and, thus,became quite busy I have been trying to com up with quiet activities to keep me occupied while pumping breast milk and watching my kids sleep This book dark, twisty and fascinating helped occupy me, which I desperately need right now Yay. I loved this book a fascinating novel about a person and the many skins she wears throughout her life Since her experience is quite different from my own, it s marvelous to watch a breadth of human behavior outside my own frame of reference Erlbaum is a great descriptive writer, nailing sentences and phrases as easily as she tells a larger story I loved GIRLBOMB and HAVE YOU FOUND HER, and for her first swing at a novel, she does alright. This was an interesting book The main character is a compulsive liar, so the reader is never sure what is true and what she made up I liked seeing the contrasts between the four different identities of Elizabeth She isn t a likable character, but she is a fascinating one.