2008

What I Saw and How I Lied

By Judy Blundell

Current & Digital Publisher: Scholastic

Reading Level: Ages 12 & Up

YPL Finalists That Year: 

  • Laurie Halse Anderson for Chains
  • Kathi Appelt for The Underneath
  • E. Lockhart for The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
  • Tim Tharp for The Spectacular Now

YPL Winner That Year: Judy Blundell for What I Saw and How I Lied

Judges That Year: Holly Black, Daniel Handler, Angela Johnson, Carolyn Mackler, Cynthia Voigt

The Year in Literature: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz won the Newbery Medal. The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean won the Printz Award.

More Information: Blundell’s mother just happened to have kept most of the newspapers from December 1941 through the Japanese surrender in 1945. Blundell used these original source materials as inspiration for What I Saw and How I Lied, which is set in the 1940s.

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