Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Teen Tuesday Pick: To Be Perfectly Honest by Sonya Sones

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Can honesty lead to heartbreak if the truth is subjective? A compelling novel in verse from Sonya Sones.  Her friends have a joke about her:

"How can you tell if Colette is lying?"

"Her mouth is open."

Fifteen-year-old Colette is addicted to lying. Her shrink says this is because shes got a very bad case of Daughter-of-a-famous-movie-star Disorder--so she lies to escape out from under her mothers massive shadow. But Colette doesnt see it that way. She says she lies because its the most fun she can have with her clothes on. Not that shes had that much fun with her clothes "off." At least not yet, anyway...
When her mother drags her away from Hollywood to spend the entire summer on location in a boring little town in the middle of nowhere, Colette is less than thrilled. But then she meets a sexy biker named Connor. Hes older, gorgeous, funny, and totally into her. So what if she lies to him about her age, and about who her mother is? I mean, she "has" to keep her mothers identity a secret from him. If he finds out who she" really" is, hell forget all about Colette, and start panting and drooling and asking her for her mothers autograph. Just like everyone "always" does.

But what Colette doesnt know is that Connor is keeping a secret of his own...

I enjoyed this book - it has a few twists in the plot, even though Colette's lying does get a bit annoying at times.  I am really beginning to enjoy novels in verse - they are quick reads, and feature a lot of emotion!  The author, Sonya Sones, has a great list of novels in verse on her website.  Check out the list HERE.   She also has written several other novels in verse herself - be sure to check them out if you enjoy this one!  Read the descriptions on her website HERE.
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