My two novels: Paper Town & The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Needs to Compare/Contrast the two novels and with “The Ways We Lie” Essay

My two novels: Paper Town & The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Analyzing literature through the lens of lies and drawing upon similarities and/or differences in how lies affect the story.
Re-read the essay “The Ways We Lie” by Stephanie Ericsson. Consider carefully her thesis and her description of types of lying.
Consider the characters, plot, themes, and conflicts in your chosen novels. Reflect on the ways in which the characters in your novels “lie” (use the categories created by Ericsson and your work diaries).
Ask yourself, what do these lies contribute to each novel? Pick a direction in which you believe you could present a well argued essay that proves how lying is used as a device to drive your novels. You can draw upon similarities or make your argument based on notable differences.
Write an outline, rough draft, and final copy of an essay using the following format. You need 4 quotations per body argument (3 arguments total, which equals 12 quotations total)
Remember that you are expected to create a thesis statement which outlines the specific direction for your essay. QUICK EXAMPLE: “In the first half of the play, Oedipus employs facades, deflection, and ignoring plain facts in order to convince himself he is a noble king” OR “Throughout the both novels the central characters weave together a series of elaborate lies in order to protect their identity and ultimately solve the central conflict”.
Length: 1200-1500 words total.
Essay MUST be completed and handed in by Wednesday January 25th for marks (15% of total)


Approximately 250 words