Available: December 2018
Reading Level: 3-4 • Interest Level: 9-12
One Too Many Lies
Available: December 2018
Author: L.A. Bowen
Specs: 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” • 200 pp. • Written in verse, Excerpt from similar verse book, Suggestions for further reading, About the Author, Hi-lo text
HC ed.: 978-1-5383-8250-9 • $19.95 | $14.95
eBook: 978-1-5383-8325-4 • $19.95 | $14.95
Pbk. ed.: 978-1-5383-8249-3 • $12.90 | $10.95
Paige and her friends tell the subtle lies that are a part of daily life. White lies to avoid insulting friends. Fibs to escape unwanted judgment from classmates. Half-truths to evade their parents’ watchful eyes. But could their lies become dangerous? What happens when the lies become a matter of life and death?
“Debut author Bowen ultimately offers a glimmer of redemption. Without judgment, she uses Paige’s first-person narrative to show the dangers of alcohol and drugs by constructing a linear path of poems that will haunt the reader…Engaging novel.”
—Kirkus

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About the Author:
L.A. Bowen is a writer and artist, among other things. In addition to creating works of fiction, she designs children’s books, plays in a rock band, and raises ostriches. One of these things is a lie. Bowen’s stories are inspired by the adventures and misadventures of her teenage years. She lives with her husband and three cats in Buffalo, New York. Check out more at labowen.com.