Kevin, a middle-school boy, is a very good liar, but he doesn't believe this is bad. He believes, in fact, that lying at its best is telling people what they want and expect to hear: lying makes everyone around him happiest. He sees lying as a win-win proposition. However, his way of lying remains of the relatively harmless variety until he falls deeply in crush one day with a girl he's known for years. All of a sudden, he starts to use lies in an elaborate scheme to win her as a girlfriend. So he creates completely false stories to tell all of his teachers to get out of classes, and lies freely with the people around him to pursue his one aim. Despite all the lies, Kevin is a smart, witty, likeable character, and readers can enjoy his antics and the story of how he works his way out of the mess he's created. More books about Kevin: Flat Broke, Crush, and Vote.
Similar books: Companion books about Kevin by Gary Paulsen; Middle School series by James Patterson
Date read: 8/30/2013