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To Be Perfectly Honest: A Novel Based on an Untrue Storyby Sonya Sones
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andlt;Bandgt;Can honesty lead to heartbreak if the truth is subjective? A compelling novel in verse from Sonya Sones.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Her friends andlt;BRandgt;have a joke about her:andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;How can you tell if Colette is lying?andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Her mouth is open.andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Fifteen-year-old Colette is addicted to lying. Her shrink says this is because sheand#8217;s got a very bad case of Daughter-of-a-famous-movie-star Disorderand#8212;so she lies to escape out from under her motherand#8217;s massive shadow. But Colette doesnand#8217;t see it that way. She says she lies because itand#8217;s the most fun she can have with her clothes on. Not that sheand#8217;s had that much fun with her clothes andlt;Iandgt;offandlt;/Iandgt;. At least not yet, anywayand#8230;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;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. Heand#8217;s 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 andlt;Iandgt;hasandlt;/Iandgt; to keep her motherand#8217;s identity a secret from him. If he finds out who sheandlt;Iandgt; reallyandlt;/Iandgt; is, heand#8217;ll forget all about Colette, and start panting and drooling and asking her for her motherand#8217;s autograph. Just like everyone andlt;Iandgt;alwaysandlt;/Iandgt; does. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;But what Colette doesnand#8217;t know is that Connor is keeping a secret of his ownand#8230;
Can honesty lead to heartbreak if the truth is subjective? A compelling novel in verse from Sonya Sones.
Colette 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.
About the Author
andlt;Bandgt;Sonya Sonesandlt;/Bandgt; has written four novels-in-verse: andlt;iandgt;Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazyandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Diesandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; What My Mother Doesn't Knowandlt;/iandgt;, and its companion, andlt;i
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