Sunday, April 19, 2009
If the Witness Lied by Caroline Cooney
Jack's life has been a televised nightmare for the last couple of years. His baby brother Tris has been accused of killing both their mother and father in two separate incidents. Jack and Tris' sisters have both been unable to handle the pressure and have left home while Jack has stuck by Tris and takes care of him. Jack and Tris are living with their aunt Cheryl who arrived shortly before their mother died. Now Cheryl has an idea to feature Tris and the other siblings in a new television program about the anniversaries of their parents' death. Jack will not let his brother be shown as a bad seed yet again and his sisters return home to help. While working together to save the bit of dignity their family has left the siblings discover some evidence that indicates their baby brother might not have been responsible after all and that someone might be guilty of a good deal more.