All they wanted was attention. Well, they got it. For all the wrong reasons...
Lies is an interesting and well written tale told from the perspective of Ann Putnam, one of the girls who threw Salem into one of its darkest periods. From the first page, you're drawn into her small, religion-centered world where only the most devout is expected of a person. But it's what boils underneath that really intrigues. There are secrets and lies beyond the games played by Abigail and the other girls; some people use it as an opportunity to advance themselves in the cloistered society and in "Lies" we get just a taste of the true evil at work.
I despised most every character I encountered; spineless, backstabbing bastards who would use each other to their own, nefarious means. And as for Ann, the young girl in the middle of this extremists' dream? How about a kick to the taint. A deplorable figure too involved with her own self-perceived goodness to see the evil creature she really is.
Salem Massachusetts, 1692: Tituba curses two young girls, but Ann Putnam Jr. isn't one of them. In order to help save her friends, Ann develops a plan to accuse the remaining supposed witches of Salem. As the death count rises, each lie buries her deeper and deeper under a curse of her own doing. This tragic experience of guilt, abuse, power, and love gives a first-person view into the spine-chilling months where neighbor turned on neighbor at the word of a little girl.
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Born at a young age in 1998, Oliver Dahl is the oldest of five children and lives in Idaho. Previous to finishing middle school, The Dreamershad earned him the a spot as one of Idaho's Top 50 Idaho authors (2011). The title of Idaho's Student of the Year (2012) preceded both the publication of Dahl's second novel, The Nightmarers, and the completion of his freshman year of high school. The Nightmarers hit its first category bestseller list the summer before his sophomore year. He enjoys reading, vlogging, and laughing at his own jokes. Dahl is also an awarded musician, blogger, and engineer. He has twice as many Oscars as Leonardo DiCaprio, and has won the Tour de France as many times as Lance Armstrong.