Author: Meg Cabot
Published: HarperTeen, 2007
First Line: "Oh My God!"
Summary: Katie Ellison is not a liar.
It's just that telling the truth is so . . . tricky. She knows she shouldn't be making out with a drama club hottie behind her football-player boyfriend's back. She should probably admit that she can't stand eating quahogs (clams), especially since she's running for Quahog Princess in her hometown's annual Quahog Festival. And it would be a relief to finally tell someone what really happened the night Tommy Sullivan is a freak was spray-painted on the new wall outside the junior high school gymnasium—in neon orange, which still hasn't been sandblasted off. After all, everyone knows that's what drove Tommy out of town four years ago.
But now Tommy Sullivan has come back. Katie is sure he's out for revenge, and she'll do anything to hang on to her perfect (if slightly dishonest) existence. Even if it means telling more lies than ever. Even if, now that Tommy's around, she's actually—no lie—having the time of her life. (Taken from Goodreads)
Review: I really liked Pants on Fire, it was a perfect read for a hot summer. Especially one where it’s so hot it’s impossible to think straight.
Pants of Fire is very simple in plotline so it was really easy to read through and I enjoyed it immensely. I felt that it was quite easy to put myself into the shoes of the characters too. Meg Cabot seems to be really good at writing as though you’re a part of the story.
I liked Katie as a character, I just wished that she’d have gotten rid of Seth sooner. The good thing is, Pants on Fire is quite short so the plot resolves itself quite quickly. I think it would have annoyed me if the book had been dragged out even longer.
I definitely did not think of Tommy Sullivan as a freak and I thought he was one of the better characters in the novel which I thought was the point.
Overall, Pants on Fire is one of those great summer reads, it’s light and breezy and was a really good book to read. If you’re looking for a light summer read then Pants on Fire is a pretty good candidate.
Source: Own book