What I Saw and How I Lied - Judy Blundell It was a good page-turner. I liked the premise – about a girl having to lie in court in order to cover up the murder her parents may or may not have committed. But despite the intrigue, it didn't quite reach its potential. I think the main issue was the main character, who came off as shallow and kind of boring. All she did was worry about boys and about what she looked like. I didn't feel like I learned anything about who she really was; the author could have explored her background story and her emotions a lot more. I wanted to feel this character's guilt, her shame, her fear. She was in a really scary situation! I mean, she did seem nervous, but in the end, she just seemed kinda slutty and good at lying. And the story wasn't tied up all that well. I thought it was a bit predictable, too. I wasn't really sure what I was supposed to have learned by the end; another chapter or two would have cleared it up. But, over all, it was interesting, entertaining to read.