Big lies mean big trouble in Steven Camden's funny and tender first novel for middle grade readers, about friendship, storytelling, and the price of being cool. Brilliantly illustrated throughout by Chanté Timothy.
"They think I'm cool."
Dom's face wrinkled up, "Who does? Who cares?"
But I did. I cared.
When Dad leaves, ten-year-old Jay has questions: Where has he gone? Why did he go?
When no one can give Jay the answers he needs, he makes up his own stories, setting off a chain reaction that sees regular old Jay go from just another face in the crowd, to the centre of attention.
But being the coolest kid in school comes at a cost. And as things spiral out of control, can the most unlikely person help him learn the most important lesson of all?