Kevin Has Gone Straight...Sort Of. So What Happens When His Allowance Gets Taken Away? Kevin struggled to overcome his knack for lying in Gary Paulsen's Liar, Liar; now he's back for another round of mayhem and misunderstandings in this financial comedy of errors! Kevin's habitual lying has lost him his allowance. Now he's flat broke and wishing he'd had a little more self-control. But his head is full of new ideas for getting rich quick, and soon the money starts pouring in. Too bad his schemes start to fall apart. Could it be that an honest day's work is all he needs to be successful...and happy? Newbery author Gary Paulsen has created another of his enduring characters: an appealing teen boy who is just as human and fallible as his readers.