What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
If you’re a girl in 8th grade or higher this just might be the book that you’ve been looking for. Winner of the National Book Award, What I Saw and How I Lied is a sophisticated coming-of-age mystery laced with a mix of both young love and budding adult romance. Did I mention scandal? Readers are quickly transported by Blundell’s amazing tone to the era of the late forties, where even her brief mentions of lipstick and cigarettes paint a most vivid picture. Treat yourself to this one and then be sure to give it to your Mom AND your Grandma…it’s just that good.