The Liars Society (Hardcover)
Weatherby is a fish out of water. When she lands a scholarship to the prestigious Boston School, she’s excited to be in the same world as her dad, whom she’s never met, and make real friends. But Weatherby has a secret she’ll risk everything to protect, one that could destroy her new life.
Every member of Jack’s wealthy and privileged family has made their mark at the Boston School. Everyone, that is, except for Jack, who is entirely mediocre. He’s desperate to prove his worth to his influential father. But Jack has a secret of his own . . . one with the power to ruin everything.
When the money for their school trip to a private island—exclusive to Boston students—is stolen, Jack and Weatherby are invited to play a high-stakes game and solve the mystery of the missing money. If they win, they’ll be selected to join the oldest, most powerful secret society in the world—and they’ll be Boston royalty forever. If they lose . . . well, they better not lose.
Beloved author Alyson Gerber crafts an unforgettable mystery that asks—are some secrets and lies impossible to overcome?
Alyson Gerber is the author of The Liars Society series and the critically acclaimed novels Focused, Braced, and Taking Up Space. A former marketing director, Alyson earned her MFA in creative writing at the New School. She grew up in New England and now lives in New York City with her family. Follow her @AlysonGerber and at alysongerber.com
Praise for The Liars Society:
"Part sports adventure, part prep-school secret society puzzle mystery, The Liars Society is all action and adrenaline. Surprising and absorbing." -- E. Lockhart, #1 New York Times bestselling author of We Were Liars and Family of Liars
"Clear out your day, because this is the type of book you're going to want to devour in one sitting. Multiple mysteries, a mysterious secret society, family drama, deception, skullduggery and plenty of surprise twists. What more could you possibly ask for?" -- Stuart Gibbs, New York Times bestselling author of the Spy School series
"A spectacular mystery filled with prep school intrigue, generational secrets, and characters who find themselves caught in a high-stakes game of deception. You want to start this series now . . . trust me." -- Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Edgar award-winning author of Concealed
"This unputdownable mystery is bursting with plot twists, juicy secrets, and loveable heroes to root for - readers will be hooked by Gerber's thrilling, fast-paced series opener!" -- Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times bestselling author of Whatever After
"Everything at the Boston School is perfect. Except the past. Behind the ivied walls of the elite New England prep school lies a maze of family secrets, mysterious societies, and cryptic codes. Alyson Gerber unravels a twisty tale sure to grab you from the first pages." -- James Ponti, bestselling author of City Spies
"If you were asked to join a secret society that claims to control the whole world, would you jump at the chance—or run the other way? In The Liars Society, scholarship student Weatherby and wealthy, privileged Jack have to grapple with that question even as they struggle to sort out truth, trust, tradition . . . and secrets of their own. This twisty tale will keep kids guessing from beginning to end!" – Margaret Haddix, New York Times bestselling author of the Greystone Secrets series
"No spoilers! The Liars Society kept me guessing up until the final twist!" -- Gordon Korman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slugfest and Mixed Up
"Absorbing intrigue with a cliffhanger ending." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Focused:
* "Clea's likability, persistence, and ability to bounce back from adversity is truly inspiring. Author Gerber, who has ADHD herself, is able to compassionately and realistically convey the experience in this sweetly appealing story." -- Booklist, starred review
* "An accurate and compassionate picture of growing up with ADHD is the icing on the cake of this well-told novel." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred reveiw
Praise for Braced:
* "The author doesn't diminish Rachel's difficulties, but at heart her story is uplifting . . . Comparisons to Judy Blume's Deenie might be inevitable, but Rachel stands admirably on her own." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "A masterfully constructed and highly empathetic debut about a different kind of acceptance." -- Booklist, starred review
"Rachel's story is about more than straightening a spine; it's about expanding the human heart. Braced earns its place on the shelf with other titles promoting empathy and compassion." -- Kirby Larson, Newbery Honor-winning author of Hattie Big Sky and Audacity Jones Steals the Show
"Alyson Gerber's Braced is a rare gem of a novel: intimate and engrossing at once. Rachel is the best kind of character -- vibrant and brave, struggling and strong, and most of all impossible not to root for and relate to. A lovely and deep book that will get readers right in the heart." -- Corey Ann Haydu, author of Rules for Stealing Stars
"Braced is an honest, inspirational story about perseverance in the face of adversity. Readers will come away wishing they could be best friends with Rachel and believing that they, too, are stronger than they ever expected." -- Alison Cherry, author of The Classy Crooks Club
"Rachel gives us an inspiring look into coping with the challenge of bracing that many of us have trouble putting into words. Join Rachel as she discovers her voice in her brace! This book is an important read for all Curvy Girls and anyone who loves and supports one!" -- Leah Stoltz, founder and president, Curvy Girls Foundation