Liar, Liar.... Pants on Fire!

This is a mini-review!
Book title: Pants on Fire
Author: Meg Cabot
Pages: 260
Published:2007 by Harper Teen
My Rating: 3.5/5! 

Pants on Fire also comes by the name, ‘Tommy Sullivan is a Freak’. It’s the same story! You know how I can practically read any book just because it’s written by Meg Cabot. #diehardfan.

Goodreads Blurb!
Katie Ellison is not a liar.

But she can't exactly tell the truth, either--not when she's juggling two boyfriends, secretly hating the high school football team everyone else worships, and trying to have the best summer ever. At least Katie has it all under control (sort of). Her biggest secret, what really happened the night Tommy Sullivan is a freak was spray-painted on the junior high gymnasium wall, is safe.

That is, until Tommy comes back to town. Katie is sure he's going to ruin all her plans, and she'll do anything to hang on to her perfect existence. Even if it means telling more lies. Even if, now that Tommy's around, she's actually--truthfully--having the time of her life.

My Thoughts!
Okay, this die-hard-fan would admit that this isn’t one of the best Meg Cabot books. Of all her books, I like this one least. It’s a good read, fun, light, humor: all the elements found in a good Meg Cabot novel, but there was something missing. The protagonist, for example, was someone I just could not like, no matter how hard I tried. She cannot stop thinking about guys, least of all hot ones. She’s otherwise smart, talented and witty and I liked those things about her. She’s also kind and somewhat considerate, passionate about her love for photography, but her character seemed too flawed to me, boy-wise. I understand that’s the main story, how’s she’s such a liar and gets in trouble for lying all the time, also for being so boy-crazy! 

On the other hand, I liked Tommy Sullivan’s character, right from how he was in the eighth grade to how he’s the new hottie in town.  Apart from all this, it made me wonder if high school kids really are like this? So focused on creating their social “images”, partying, gossiping and bitching! The writing style is as usual, great, which makes the book a light, breezy read. I loved the ending too! It actually got way better towards the end. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a fun, light, girly read, to young adults, late teens and adults.  


  1. Is this the same one where you read that joke?

    1. LOL No! :P I'm scared of your ability to remember stuff! That was Size 12 and Ready to Rock by Meg Cabot too! Review to come up soon! ;)

      And it isn't really so funny, now that I think about it! :P


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