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Roberts, Willo Davis
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1998
IL 3-6  RL 5.9
ISBN 0689813945
This suspenseful mystery begins with the line:  "It's a mistake to earn the reputation of being a liar." Joey witnesses the kidnapping of a fellow student at his exclusive private school, but no one will believe him because of the tall tales he has told in the past.  His chauffeur laughs him off, his parents are too preoccupied with planning a party to listen to him, and the 911 operator scolds him for playing pranks.  Strange things begin to happen and now Joey is convinced that the kidnapper is after him.  And he is!   This book will keep you on the edge of your seat.  (Jeannie Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards)
SUBJECTS:     Kidnapping -- Fiction
                        Bullies -- Fiction
                        Wealth -- Fiction
                        New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction


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