Notes From a Liar and Her Dog By: Gennifer Choldenko

The book Notes From a Liar and Her Dog is written by Gennifer Choldenko. In this book Antonia MacPherson is the main character who tells people that she is adopted even when she knows she’s not.

I think that Antonia has a good point about seeming adopted because on pg 5 it says that Antonia looks nothing like her sisters and certainly doesn’t act like them. Another reason why I think Antonia has a point about being adopted is because even their names are very different, like her older sister’s name is Your Highness Elizabeth and Antonia’s younger sister is Katherine the Great, while Antonia was named after her uncle Anthony, Antonia is the only girl in their family that was named after a boy.

I think that Antonia is mischievous because on pg 17 Antonia sneaks out of the house to walk Pistachio even though on pg 12 Antonia’s mom says that Antonia isn’t allowed to leave the house or else Pistachio will need to sleep outside instead of Antonia’s room.

I think that Harrison Emerson is an important character because he is Antonia’s best friend and he is always with her like on pg 1 Harrison is there. There is even a chapter called, “Harrison Emerson.”

In this book Just Carol is an important character because she is mentioned in so many different chapters and there is also a chapter called “Just Carol.” I also think that Just Carol is a supporting character because after Just Carol told the principal and Antonia’s mom about how she always says that she is adopted, she asked Antonia and Harrison if the wanted to go to the zoo to help out the animals and they obviously said yes.

I also think that Mary-Judy is an important character because once again there is a chapter called “Mary-Judy.” Mary-Judy is also an important character because if she wasn’t there tan most of the book would boring.

Kigali is also an important character because once more there is a chapter called “Kigali.” Kigali is also important because when Antonia and Harrison go to the zoo and feed the giraffes, Kigali really likes Harrison and Harrison doesn’t want to leave Kigali because of this.

Pistachio is definitely an important character because he is the reason Antonia was almost kicked out of the zoo for bringing him, and again there is a chapter called “Pistachio.” 

In conclusion, I think that the main idea of this book is to never lie or there will be consequences. I think this because throughout the book Antonia keeps on lying and she also keeps getting into big trouble.

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