Synopses & Reviews
andlt;B andgt;Following her motherand#8217;s death, Ruby is reluctantly reunited with her estranged movie star father in this stunning free verse novel featuring a new cover and larger trim size.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;When Rubyand#8217;s mother dies, sheand#8217;s dragged three thousand miles away from her gorgeous boyfriend, Ray, to live in LA with her father, who sheand#8217;s only ever seen in movies. Heand#8217;s a mega-famous actor who divorced her mom before Ruby was even born, and while the rest of the world may love him, Ruby definitely does not.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;But as time passes and pages turn, Ruby comes to understand that circumstances are far more complicated than they seem, and sometimes forgiveness is found where you least expect it. This award-winning and bestselling novel in verse weaves a gripping narrative that is accessible as it is compelling.
"A satisfying, moving novel."
-- Booklist, starred review
"A winning portrayal of a teenage girl's loves and losses."
-- Publishers Weekly
"Ruby's voice is pitch-perfect."
About the Author
Sonya Sones has written five YA novels-in-verse: andlt;iandgt;To Be Perfectly Honest (A Novel Based on an andlt;/iandgt;Unandlt;iandgt;true Story)andlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Stop Pretendingandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Diesandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; What My Mother Doesnand#8217;t Knowandlt;/iandgt;, and its companion, andlt;iandgt;What My Girlfriend Doesnand#8217;t Knowandlt;/iandgt;. Her books have received many honors, including a Christopher Award, the Myra Cohn Livingston Poetry Award, and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize nomination. But the coolest honor she ever got was when andlt;iandgt;What My Mother Doesnand#8217;t Knowandlt;/iandgt; made it onto the American Library Associationand#8217;s list of the Top 100 Most Banned Books of the Decade (to see why, see p.46). She lives near the beach in southern California, and only tells the occasional fib.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;sonyasones.com andlt;BRandgt;facebook.com/Sonya.Sones andlt;BRandgt;twitter.com/SonyaSones andlt;BRandgt;pinterest/SonyaSones