Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 5n/a4.166400

Perfect for fans of Kathryn Erskine’s Mockingbird and Holly Goldberg Sloan’s Counting by 7s, this is a stunningly unique and poignant story of one girl’s strength and courage as she decides who she is and what she will believe in.

Behind the white-washed walls of the Arizona compound, life was simple. Follow the rules, "live in the light," and all would be well. Zylynn was excited to turn thirteen and begin the work of bringing others into the light, to save them from the liars and the darkness of the outside world. But when she is taken away by a man who claims to be her father, Zylynn is confused, and desperate to return to her home.

Zylynn resists her new life—until she finds small comforts, like shampoo, the color pink, and strawberries. But as her thirteenth birthday approaches, Zylynn must make a difficult decision—to stay here with the enemy, or find her way back to the light. And neither may be what they seem.

Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on March 8, 2016 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0062385712
ISBN-13: 9780062385710
3 Book Reviews
  • Jaydahover 2 years
    In my life with Liars, the compound manipulates her mind so she thinks everything outside of the compound is evil or “darkness”.This story leaves you in wonder and is very emotional.And all I want to know is, what will happen next? Some things I really enjoyed was how they kept the book interesting and how they made it have many different emotions.I wonder why they make the beginning so boring. And, that’s my opinion.
    • jazzberry255
      jazzberry255over 3 years55 stars
      This book was the best!!!
      • awesomeuser
        awesomeuserover 4 years44 stars
        I enjoyed this book but it had some topics that I do not recommend for younger readers. overall, a great book that I would definitely recommend.