Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I'm picking:
To Be Perfectly Honest: A Novel Based on an Untrue Story by
August 27, 2013
by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Can honesty lead to heartbreak if the truth is subjective? A compelling novel in verse from Sonya Sones.
is a compulsive liar. She considers it storytelling, a fun way to make a
boring life more interesting. Because when you’re stuck playing
backseat to your beautiful movie star mother, and your promised vacation
in France is exchanged for a middle-of-nowhere summer babysitting your
little brother on location for your mom’s new movie, you’ve got to do
what you can to liven things up.
Then Colette meets Connor. He’s
gorgeous, funny, and totally into her. So what if she lied about her age
and a few other pertinent details? Nobody’s really interested in the
truth, are they? But when some of the details of Connor’s stories don’t
add up, Colette begins to suspect that she’s not the only one skilled in
the art of deceit. And as the dishonesty deepens, Colette will have to
decide what kind of stories she really wants to tell about her life—and
who she wants to tell them to.
Why I'm Waiting:
I have really enjoyed the author's other works, and I do love a good contemporary. This one looks like a lot of fun.