Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Fake ID by Lamar Giles

This time his name is Nick Pearson.  It's not, but it will have to do.  Being in the witness protection program means you don't have your own life anymore.  You have a fake one...

Harper Collins and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this ebook for review (thank you).  It will be published January 21st, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Being in the program is hard.  It's worse when your Dad won't behave himself and they have to keep leaving the identities they hid behind for parts unknown.  Where they are now is their last chance, and his Dad can't screw up again.

His worst challenge is school and trying to make friends.  Can he trust anyone?  He doesn't want to like anyone because he knows it all may be temporary.  If it's not, he's living a lie so how can he have a relationship? His family life is difficult.  There's been too much change, too much running and nobody is comfortable with the roles they have to play.  This felt quite real to me.  Life is hard enough with this additional stress.

When he finds a classmate dead in the journalism office, he knows the plot that Eli was talking about might very well be real.  But he only knows part of it, and he fears he might be in danger, too.

With all the undercover antics and more people in town knowing he was in the witness protection program than should, I expected the killer to be one of them.  I was amazed at who it was and how it turned out; the author got me on this one.

This has been written for young adults and is fast paced, full of action, and keeps your attention.  No one will fall asleep reading this story.  They might find themselves looking over their shoulders though...

Happy reading.

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