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The Truth app

Heath, Jack 1986- (author.).

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  • ISBN: 1534449876
  • ISBN: 9781534449879
  • ISBN: 1534449868
  • ISBN: 9781534449862
  • ISBN: 9781534449862
  • ISBN: 1534449868
  • Physical Description: pages cm.
    print
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: New York : SSBFYR, 2020.

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General Note:
"Originally published in Australia in 2018 by Scholastic Australia"--Copyright page.
Summary, etc.: High schooler Jarli Durras becomes an overnight celebrity after creating an app that can tell when a person is lying, but his fame soon turns dangerous when a secret network of criminals adds Jarli to its hit list.
Subject: Application software Fiction
Fame Fiction
Honesty Fiction
Secrets Fiction
Criminals Fiction
Computer crimes Fiction

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  • 9 of 9 copies available at Bibliomation.

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  • 0 current holds with 9 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport YA HEATH (Text) 34000147890289 Young Adult Fiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown YA FIC HEA (Text)
Series: Liars, 1
34014145326683 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Hall Memorial Library - Ellington YA HEATH, JACK (Text) 34037143297838 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Lyman Memorial High School FIC HEA BK I (Text) 33431139412835 Fiction Available -
Rockville Public Library F HEA (Text) 34035146243494 Teen Fiction Available -
Somers Public Library YA FIC HEA (Text) 34042146600699 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Southbury Public Library TEEN 2. HEATH #1 (Text) 34019147799845 Teen Fiction Available -
Weston Public Library YA LIARS (Text) 34053147031339 Young Adult Series Available -
Woodbury Public Library TEEN FIC HEATH (Text) 34018147095006 Teen Fiction Available -

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In this lightweight techno-thriller, a young man is thrust into the public spotlight and marked for death after he develops an app that monitors conversations and detects truths and falsehoods. Even before high schooler Jarli Durras's app goes viral, someone tries to kill him and his father--first in a car crash, then more directly at the hospital they're taken to after the accident. Now the app is garnering him the wrong sort of attention from the media and the public--and even from his classmates, who see it as an unwelcome infringement upon their privacy. With his best friend, Bess, who uses crutches, and Russian transfer student Anya, Jarli must discover who's trying to murder him, and how his father--who works for a data security company--is involved. Heath (The Silver Thief) starts this adventure off with a bang and maintains a high level of tension throughout this fast-paced installment, but a thin backstory and skimpy character development result in a tale that never slows enough to build out its world, its inhabitants, or its core premise's implications. There's a clear sense of setup for future installments in this series starter, which may have particular appeal for reluctant readers interested in a fast-paced adventure. Ages 12--up. (Feb.)

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Jarli Durras is an introverted geek who created the Truth app, a passion project of his that he never imagined would take off. When internet trolls and the media reveal his app's intention to serve as a lie detector it becomes clear that people close to Jarli and his family wish to abuse the app's potential, and he goes from being invisible at school to being sought after and bullied. Heath weaves an action-packed mystery that wows in terms of storyline and side characters but falls short in its protagonist and plot resolution, with loose threads leaving readers hungry for a sequel. There are also many unexpected triggering elements, from abduction to violence to stalking, and sensitive readers should be warned that there are several jump scares in these pages. An episodic format, intercut by embedded texts, facilitates a quick pace. Jarli's cautionary tale reminds us of the dangers of modern technology, the power of trust in loved ones, and the possible repercussions that arise when playing god.--Stephanie Cohen Copyright 2020 Booklist

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