Skip to main content

Liar Liar Book Review

Liar, Liar by Latrese Carter is consumed with secrets, lies, deceit, disrespect and infidelity. Childhood friends Stormy Knight and Camden Brooks paths crossed again when Camden decided to move from New York City back to his hometown. Camden Brooks came from a very good home. His father (Reverend Brooks) and mother were Pastor and First Lady of a well know church. As a result of this, Camden was labeled a church kid and everyone expected him to live and behave in a certain manner. Eventually, Camden could no longer live with the pressure of being the son of a pastor. So when it was time for him to apply to college he decided he would go to school out of state. This would allow him to reveal who he "really"was.

As time passed they began to date and their relationship was going very well. At least this is what Stormy believed until a secret is revealed to her that will change her life forever. She had no idea that she was being used in what Camden thought was a great scheme. Eventually, Camden asked Stormy to marry him and she happily accepted his proposal. A few months passed and stormy began to prepare for her wedding. One day she received a call from her cousin who informed her that Camden was cheating on her. Not only was he cheating on her, he was cheating on her with another man. A man that they both knew very well from their church. As expected, Stormy was in shock and denial. She did not want to believe her fiance was cheating on her. She definitely did not want to believe he was cheating on her with another man. Stormy confronted Camden and of course  he lied. It is not until she requests a meeting with his father Reverend Brooks that the truth is revealed. As a result, Reverend Brooks states he will not perform the wedding ceremony because his son unsuitable for marriage.

Time passes and Reverend Brooks informs Stormy that Camden has been delivered. He is no longer attracted to men. Stormy believed him and decided to give Camden a second. They started dating again and then she married him. A few months into their marriage Camden realized he made a mistake marrying Stormy. Camden was back to his old habits. Just like an addict he resumed his homosexual relationship with the same church member. If that is not enough, a blast from his past is determined to ruin and possible end his life.
via Best Quotes
 Camden did not care about anyone but himself. He did not think about how his actions would affect everyone in his life. He did not care who was hurt as long as he received what he wanted that was all that mattered. Stormy doubted Camden was a changed man. Nonetheless, she married him anyway.  As I read this book, I could not understand why Stormy did not trust her instincts. I asked myself why would she marry Camden knowing he lied about who he was and his lifestyle? Why was she willing to settle? What else would she have to endure for her to realize her worth? When was she going to walk away? As I came to the end of the book, I was also asking myself the very same questions. I was forced to reflect on and examine my very own friendships and relationship.

As women, we have to want the best for us. We need to learn when to walk away from relationships and situations that are not good for us. We have to remind ourselves of our worth. We deserve to be loved and treated with respect. We have to to stop settling for less that what we deserve. We are worth the effort. Read the book if you want to find out how the story ended?

“Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we're settling for.”---Mandy Hale

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A Rainbow of My Own

While sitting in the middle of my bed after waking up for the second time today, guess what I saw on my bedroom wall? A rainbow. Before you ask, no there was nothing in my window and there was nothing on my television stand that allowed any sort of reflection. I was baffled and amazed. Yet I continued to stare at it until it faded. I believe it was God's way of getting my attention. His way of communicating and relaying his message to me.
There have been days when life seems to get the best of me. I have so much on my mind. It seems as though it is constantly racing. It never slows down or stop. As a result, I often have sleepless nights. There have been times when I wanted to give up which was the easiest thing to do. However, I know that quitting is never an option and not the example I want to set for my two brown girls. I know it is only because of God's grace that my strength grows and I can move forward.
I often pray and talk to God. However, I have been praying and tal…

Who Do You Identify With In The Sea Of Life?

While attending Medgar Evers College, I was introduced to the worlds renowned author Ms. Iyanla Vanzant. My public speaking professor began each class with a daily meditation from Acts of Faith which was authored by Ms. Vanzant. Eventually, I purchased this book and a few others. Years later, I continue to read the Acts of Faith.

While sitting at my desk, I turned to today's meditation and my eyes made it's way to the bottom of the page. The message stated "I know who I am in the sea of life." After reading it, I reversed it and asked myself two questions. "Do you know who you are in the sea of life?" "Who do you identify with in the sea of life?"

My eyes scrolled back to the top of the page and I began to read today's daily meditation. As I am reading, I realize I have encountered almost every fish that was mentioned. This made me think about the people I have crossed paths with in the past, as well as, in the present. It also caused me to th…

She Did It Without Him

For the past two weeks, Nyasia has been preparing for this day. She had practice every day after school from 6pm -7:30pm and two Super Saturday rehearsals from 9am-1pm. This rehearsal includes the marching band and her dance mates who only attend the performing arts program after school and on Saturdays. During this rehearsal, the entire performing arts program and the band practice the routine together. Today is the day. It is one of the most important days of her life. Nyasia spent all her time rehearsing afterschool and out home. She along with her bandmates from The Brooklyn United Marching Band (BU) performed at the Nets vs Knicks halftime show. This was her first time performing at such a large venue. She was excited and scared at the same time. I was thrilled to be there to support her and provide her words of encouragement and comfort during our commute to the venue. 
The call time was at 11:30am. I awoke at 7:30am to prepare myself. At 8:30am I begin preparing, checking and …