Antoinette ("Ant") doesn't even feel welcome in her own home of overly-happy, blonde people. So she makes up outlandish lies to make herself feel better. But will she lose friends if she continues? And then she begins working at the local zoo, and her life changes forever. Will it be a change for the better? Only the liar and her dog know. Gennifer Choldenko has written and powerful, important, yet fun novel about the importance of being yourself. Middle-schoolers will adore this book.