Book: Liar Lindly Brandt (Lindly Brandt Book 1) by Aften Brook Szymanskicategories: Book, Liar, Friends, Truth, School, Basketball, Fourth Grade, Middle Grade, Sparkly, Kids, Children's Book, Friendship
Aften Brook Szymanskiabout this book: Only one thing can save Lindly Brandt from her downward spiral of lies to avoid total fourth grade humiliation and there is no way she is going to tell the truth unless it's absolutely necessary.
This book offers commiseration in difficult times from the perspective of kids. As well as the insight that parents and siblings are strong and good influences in our lives and shouldn't be undervalues. Most of all, Lindly shows kids that being true to herself and standing up for others, even at the expense of her pride and the destruction of well crafted lies, is worth the effort. You might even find a best friend to replace the Frenemy who ratted you out in the first place.
This book is inspired by the time my best friends made me tell them my secret rush at a third grade sleepover party and told the boy the next school day, right in front of me. It was horrifying, and yes, I lied.
It took me a month to write and nine months to revise.
The title morphed from Great Straight and Terrible Truth, to Liar Lindly Brandt. The title just says it like it is.
Hardest part of writing for me is revision. There are so many layers in each revision to focus on. It may be a short story written for kids, but I wanted it to be worthy of the readers. I wanted the story to stand up and be proud.
I'd like my readers to think about why they lie or tell the truth. Who are they helping? Lindly often reacts before thinking things through, but that doesn't mean she can't go back and make amends. How can the readers apply what Lindly experiences to their own lives?
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