The Liar's Daughter

The Liar's DaughterPiper Was Raised In A Cult She Just Doesn T Know ItSeventeen Year Old Piper Knows That Father Is A Prophet Infallible The Chosen OneShe Would Do Anything For Father That S Why She Takes Care Of All Her Little Sisters That S Why She Runs End Of The World Drills That S Why She Never Asks Questions Because Father Knows BestUntil The Day He Doesn T Until The Day The Government Raids The Compound And Separates Piper From Her Siblings, From Mother, From The Aunts, From All Of Father S Followers Even From Caspian, The Boy She LovesNow Piper Is Living Outside Among ThemWith A Woman They Claim Is Her Real Mother A Woman They Say Father Stole Her FromBut Piper Knows Better And Piper Is Going To Escape

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  • Hardcover
  • 284 pages
  • The Liar's Daughter
  • Megan Cooley Peterson
  • English
  • 03 June 2017
  • 082344418X

10 thoughts on “The Liar's Daughter

  1. says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest There s a video on YouTube called Mind Control Made Easy which is about the psychology of cult leaders It s clearly low budget, but very well done in spite of that I have never been 100% sure whether it was intended to be satirical comedic or not, because while it is funny at times, that humor is rooted in a very dark truth no matter how ridiculous what they are saying is, these tactics have worked before by real cult leaders.I read Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest There s a video on YouTube called Mind Control Made Easy which is about the psychology of cult leaders It s clearly low budget, but very well done in spite of that I have never been 100% sure whether it was intended to be satirical comedic or not, because while it is funny at times, that humor is rooted in a very dark truth no matter how ridiculous what they are saying is, these tactics have worked before by real cult leaders.I read a lot of nonfiction books and memoirs about cults and extreme fundamentalist religions a few years ago because that s what I do I get interested in a topic, obsess over it, only to lose interest and forget about it a few years later I always found them both horrific and fascinating it chilled me that people could be so unquestioning, so blindly trusting it felt like a grievous oversight in the hard wiring of our brains to make us this hackable How can things like this happen I wondered.THE LIAR S DAUGHTER takes that concept and really races off with it Piper is a teenager who has spent her whole life being raised in a cult She loves her Mother and Father, and does not question them even when their asks are big and dangerous, and might involve abuse, drugs, or underage marriage Her parents want only the best for her mind and body, and every unpleasant thing is a test to judge if she is ready for enlightenment Told in BEFORE and AFTER, THE LIAR S DAUGHTER explores what a cult upbringing would do to a child s psychology and how hard it might be for her to go back.Piper is a really difficult character to like Her upbringing has made her cruel and insensitive, as the cult she s in rewards people for ratting each other out She is quick to turn her back on those who are closest to her if she thinks it ll get her a pat on the head from an adult figure In the AFTER portion of the book, she is suspicious, sly, and selfish, and the things she does to her real mother, Jeannie, are unspeakably cruel especially one thing she does towards the end that made me want to slap her I had to keep reminding myself that to Piper, Jeannie was the interloper, the kidnapper, the bad person who had a hand in her being forcibly removed from an environment that felt comfortable and familiar, no matter how horrible and abusive it seemed to us, the reader It was sickening.I think this is a good book, but I didn t really enjoy reading it Piper was truly horrid and the content was very dark I found it fascinating from that morbidly curious angle that motivated me to go out and buy all those books about cults in the first place, but I don t really think a book that made me as angry and upset as this one did can really be considered enjoyable or fun Kids will probably get a kick out of it though, as Cooley Peterson never talks down to her young adult audience or writes as if she thinks that they won t be able to handle it, and I really respect that in a YA author Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 3 stars

  2. says:

    Disclaimer This book was sent to me by the publisher, Holiday House Publishing, Inc., via Edelweiss for an honest reviewThe window is nothan two feet wide and maybe half a foot tall I can t squeeze through it It s meant to let in sunlight, not hopeThis is the story of a girls path to self discovery.The weaving of lies into truth.The voices that are battered into ones brain so a person ceases to think for themselves.It is the story of a life lost, a life gained, and the art of cr Disclaimer This book was sent to me by the publisher, Holiday House Publishing, Inc., via Edelweiss for an honest reviewThe window is nothan two feet wide and maybe half a foot tall I can t squeeze through it It s meant to let in sunlight, not hopeThis is the story of a girls path to self discovery.The weaving of lies into truth.The voices that are battered into ones brain so a person ceases to think for themselves.It is the story of a life lost, a life gained, and the art of creating a world of both.Piper has one dream to make her Father proud and to finally be initiated into the community as an adult She has spent her entire life breathing in his teachings and doing anything in her power to make him proud She is the perfect sibling, ensuring all the littles are well cared for and that everyone acts their best Because the outside world is toxic, and they are humanities only chance at survival She knows the government seeks to control its people with pharmaceutical drugs and lies, pumping bodies full of toxins in order to keep them spending money But Piper knows the truth That all They do is lie, and that Father knows best Because Father is a prophet, and Mother and Father would never lead her astray They love her, and everything they do is to keep their family safe The Community is Truth. The Community is Loyalty. The Community will keep you safe. The Liar s Daughter takes the reader to before and after Pipers time living at the community The before portrays memories of what she calls home, a small house near a lake and an abandoned amusement park Piper describes this place as if it s heaven on earth The peacefulness, beauty and sense of freedom She is a girl of great gratitude and happiness for what she has, and the family she is blessed with.But when we go to the after , it is Piper in present time after being taken out of the community She is unable to discern delusions from reality, or memories from hallucinations She is in a state of confusion, a haze of sadness and anger for being ripped from her parents and siblings She believes she is being held against her will, kidnapped and held captive She is fearful of what being on the Outside will do to her body and health She refers to her new family as They and Them those who mean her harm and feed her liesThese people must ve gotten into my head somehow, altered my memories. What else could explain what s happeningMy love for Piper goes deep, because I was on this ride of discovery with her I felt her confusion, her pain, her anger for being ripped from those she loves Every day in the present is a time of mourning for her, and a search to figure out how to escape and run back to Mother and Father I couldn t help but share in the injustice of the situation with her How dare these people rip her away from her siblings, her life of freedom She was happy where she was, even if those on the Outside see it differentlyHow does it feel I want to ask To have everything that s precious to you taken awayIt may seem strange to hear that I see any sort of an injustice for a girl to be returned to a home she was taken from first To see her ripped from a family that brainwashed her, that gave her barely enough food But that is where things get tricky, isn t it Piper only remembered her life at the community, and she fiercely loved those around her Is it the best thing for her to be ripped from those people, and thrust back into the arms of people who are now strangers to her In the long run, maybe But watching her try to piece her life together Her own thoughts, her own emotionsit was hard to witnessI want to be seenIt takes true talent to write the leader of a cult in a way where the reader is able to understand JUST how alluring he is He is sensible, his arguments have just cause, and he makes you want to leave your cellphone behind and live a life off the grid This is one of the first fiction stories about a cult I have read that really captures the essence of how enticing and pragmatic a cult leader can be They weave promises into lies masquerading as truths, and everything feels and sounds so real and possible, until you realize it isn tMonsters don t have empathy They have sharp claws and teeth that thirst for bloodThis story turned out to be a delicate and sorrowful tale, but ultimately, one of hope and recovery Piper is a gentle character who has so much love in her heart, and only wants to make people proud of her She wants to be seen and acknowledged, to be loved and adored I really appreciated the author shedding light on how Piper s time in the Community affected those around her It twisted the knife that was already protruding from my stomach, and then gave it a little extra shake when you begin to see the truth of what happened to her and her family This is an amazing book that I think everyone should read If this topic is usually sensitive to you, I do want to express that it doesn t go into anything graphic and it isn t a dark and evil book It is a truly beautiful and delicate tale, and I highly suggest it be devouredLast Warning Do Not Stand Up

  3. says:

    Piper knows her father is the Chosen One He is a Prophet that is hoping to protect the people from the Government, from the poisonous food, from the radiation of cell phones Living with the other children far from the community, Piper helps manage the other children and run end of the world drills, preparing herself and the others for the day when they will be called upon Only, that day doesn t come and Piper s father might not be telling the truth, because the Government has broken apart the Piper knows her father is the Chosen One He is a Prophet that is hoping to protect the people from the Government, from the poisonous food, from the radiation of cell phones Living with the other children far from the community, Piper helps manage the other children and run end of the world drills, preparing herself and the others for the day when they will be called upon Only, that day doesn t come and Piper s father might not be telling the truth, because the Government has broken apart the community and Piper finds herself in a strange house, with a strange woman they say is her real mother, and with no idea what has happened to her siblings or the boy she loves Ripped from the life she knows, Piper grapples with what she believes is the truth and the story she is being told, that she had been kidnapped and that everything she once knew was a lie Told from Piper s perspective, The Liar s Daughter alternates between past and present, giving readers a glimpse into life before and after the cult Rather than focusing on the cult itself, something many authors do, Megan Cooley Peterson gives us only the perspective of one teen, Piper We understand the beliefs as she understands them, we know her terror and concern about being separated from her family, and we feel just as she does when the kidnapping blow is delivered to her Piper isn t the most likable character, her childhood upbringing and her family s manipulative beliefs have shaped her and she lacks the childlike, scared quality we expect of a kidnap victim She instead plans, provokes, or dissociates, bringing a fierceness to her that felt realistic to me She is a steadfast believer in her father, it is only through time that Piper begins to face the real truth Jeannine, the woman who has taken her in for the Government as Piper believes, is really her mother and the interactions she has with Piper are so powerful It is an incredible testament of the love and devotion a mother has for a child.Megan Cooley Peterson does an incredible job of telling the harrowing story of Piper as she transitions into a life post cult The conditioning, the adjustment to life outside the community, and the frightening moments of Piper grappling with what is real and what is not, all bring a touch of realism to this emotional story A tad on the predictable side, at least for this cult book fan, The Liar s Daughter is a suspenseful and fascinating young adult read.ARC provided

  4. says:

    This is yet another book about a teen girl who suddenly discovers that she s been living in a cult and everything she thought she knew was wrong.I did like the way the author told the story we have two timelines here basically in cult and after cult.Unfortunately, there was nothing else really new about this Don t go over the fence The outside world is evil Hey, kidnapping Some what should have shocked our girl when she got out didn t, but hey everyone uses cell phones.I don t know I just This is yet another book about a teen girl who suddenly discovers that she s been living in a cult and everything she thought she knew was wrong.I did like the way the author told the story we have two timelines here basically in cult and after cult.Unfortunately, there was nothing else really new about this Don t go over the fence The outside world is evil Hey, kidnapping Some what should have shocked our girl when she got out didn t, but hey everyone uses cell phones.I don t know I just wanted something really different, but it s the same plot.again

  5. says:

    Reading the blurb of this book piqued my interest since I have always had an interest in cults and how people get brainwashed and sucked into that lifestyle This book is told in before cult and after cult point of views which I really enjoyed My heart broke for Piper because she was pretty much ripped from the only family and lifestyle she has known and is now being told her whole life was a lie I don t blame her for lashing out throughout this story at all I did feel sorry for her mother an Reading the blurb of this book piqued my interest since I have always had an interest in cults and how people get brainwashed and sucked into that lifestyle This book is told in before cult and after cult point of views which I really enjoyed My heart broke for Piper because she was pretty much ripped from the only family and lifestyle she has known and is now being told her whole life was a lie I don t blame her for lashing out throughout this story at all I did feel sorry for her mother and I couldn t imagine being in her shoes either You never give up hope, finally get your daughter back and she treats you like the sworn enemy Whew This was my first time reading this author and I really enjoyed this book I really connected to the characters and my heart ached for them as I read The story was well written, evenly paced and had my emotions all over the place Make sure to read the author s note as well ARC Review

  6. says:

    So Freaking Good

  7. says:

    I received an Advanced Readers Copy from the publisher This book was hard to put down I finished in two days, even though they were days filled with commitments I have read several non fiction books by people raised in cults weird, I know , and this fiction book is a good complement It does not focus much on the cult itself or its beliefs, buton the experience of one girl in the community Despite a few misgivings, she is very dedicated to the community and wants to return once she is I received an Advanced Readers Copy from the publisher This book was hard to put down I finished in two days, even though they were days filled with commitments I have read several non fiction books by people raised in cults weird, I know , and this fiction book is a good complement It does not focus much on the cult itself or its beliefs, buton the experience of one girl in the community Despite a few misgivings, she is very dedicated to the community and wants to return once she is removed I thought it showed an interesting point of view despite seeming horrible to us as outsiders, there were reasons why Piper felt dedicated to the community and safe there For those wondering about this book s fitness for younger kids there is no sexual abuse and very little physical abuse depicted There is obviously mental and emotional manipulation, but this is unraveled over the course of the book which also seems realistic if people were obvious about this sort of manipulation, no one would ever join or stay in a cult For that reason, i think this book would be fine for mature middle schoolers to read We slowly learnabout the house Piper is taken to after her rescue, but still a few of the story lines don t quite mesh I assume the house was so tightly sealed and there were officers there because people were afraid of cult members coming to the house, but wish that had been explained , especially for younger readers Also, the age of when Piper joined the cult and how long she had been away, and people from her past remembering her sometimes didn t seem to match up But her early years are not integral to the story, so this is OK

  8. says:

    4.5 stars, rounding up to 5Piper is the most lifelike character I ve read about in quite a while She has such layered emotions, doubts, and fears It s hard to read about what she goes through, but that s what captivated me as a reader.I like how the book is divided into sections, Before and After, and alternates chapters from each At the beginning, I found myself really wanting to read just the before chapters, but by the end I was looking forward to the after ones the most It felt like 4.5 stars, rounding up to 5Piper is the most lifelike character I ve read about in quite a while She has such layered emotions, doubts, and fears It s hard to read about what she goes through, but that s what captivated me as a reader.I like how the book is divided into sections, Before and After, and alternates chapters from each At the beginning, I found myself really wanting to read just the before chapters, but by the end I was looking forward to the after ones the most It felt like I was going on the emotional journey along with Piper I was frustrated, angry, sad, and scared when she was.My favorite characters are Piper, Cas, and Amy because they feel the most lifelike And Amy is such a sweetheart I m not going to spoil anything so I ll just say that Piper and Jeannie s interactions are so hard to read about but so wonderful The author did a truly amazing job.This book offers a great in depth look about how somebody realizes they re in a cult, and the excruciating transition to life After I received a complimentary ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Thank you so much, Edelweiss, I really enjoyed this book

  9. says:

    Many readers, especially teens, are fascinated by what draws humans to cults or religious sects In this novel narrated by seventeen year old Piper, they might not find all the answers to those particular questions, but they will learn some of what makes them appealing to their members The author does a fine job of describing the disorientation experienced by Piper once she is no longer living with the individuals she has known as Father and Mother as well as how hard it is for her to trust her Many readers, especially teens, are fascinated by what draws humans to cults or religious sects In this novel narrated by seventeen year old Piper, they might not find all the answers to those particular questions, but they will learn some of what makes them appealing to their members The author does a fine job of describing the disorientation experienced by Piper once she is no longer living with the individuals she has known as Father and Mother as well as how hard it is for her to trust her own parents as she pieces her life back together I liked the use of the Before and After sections in the book since they allowed me to see what Piper was experiencing and how deeply she believed in her father s message about the end of the world and the need to remain sequestered from the rest of the world But once she realizes the truth and how she came to live in this commune of sorts, she is devastated I can only imagine how it would feel to have everything that you believed turn out to be false and to be unable to even recognize yourself Although I would have liked to have knownabout what made Curtis Piper s father so appealing to his followers, especially Angela, that isn t the story that s told here, and probably to meet the interests of its intended audience, that was a good choice Certainly, the title fits the book s contents perfectly I read this book, all the while thinking of some of the famous cults such as Charles Manson, David Koresh, and Jim Jones, and wondering which other ones are out there and how easy it is to fall under the sway of a charismatic person Many teens will be riveted by this book, and maybe reading it will keep them safe from such a person or movement as well as encouraging them to ask questions and not just accept everything at face value There were a couple of times when I wondered about the language the protagonist used, given how sheltered her life had been These details aren t likely to mar readers enjoyment of the story

  10. says:

    You ll find books with characters in cults and characters who have left cults but this is a unique take on the leaving process Loved it.

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