Review of My Life with the Liars by Caela Carter

my life with the liars

Wow!  What can I say about this book.  It is a unique, fictional look, at the psyche of a twelve year old girl who has been raised in a cult.  This coming of age story carries you through a twelve year old girl’s (Zylynn) struggle to figure out who she is and what she really believes.

In the compound, Zylynn is comfortable.  She is responsible and believes in Father Prophet and his teachings.  When she is removed from that situation, she is confused as she finds herself in a house in “darkness.”  The teachings she has learned in the past tell her these people are liars and everything in “darkness” is a lie, but she finds herself liking some of the things in “darkness,”  like food.  In darkness, she no longer has Hungry Days. The internal struggle for Zylynn is whether to stay in this “darkness” or return to “the light.”

 

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5 thoughts on “Review of My Life with the Liars by Caela Carter

  1. I find books about cults to be very interesting because no one really knows what it is like to be in a cult unless you have been in one. It’s good to read these books then and read a variety of them so one can get a broader sense of what it is like to be in a cult and then to leave the cult.

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