Synopses & Reviews
Can honesty lead to heartbreak if the truth is subjective? A compelling novel in verse from Sonya Sones.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;
"Sones captures the ache of first love. Readers may find themselves laughing, crying, and wanting to believe the unreliable, well-developed narrator...Fast paced and great for reluctant readers."
"Readers will be easily drawn in as Sones convincingly relates story after story before revealing that many events were skillfully fabricated by Colette. The well-crafted verse speeds along fluidly...Many readers will recognize their own lives as Connor dramatically beats Colette at her own game and teaches her essential life lessons about vulnerability, honesty, and self-discovery."
"Sones has perfected the art of the verse novel...Sones writes with such an intriguing and effortless style that I flew through 50 pages without even realizing it."
"Readers will relate to the ups and downs of a new romance, the disappointment of unanswered texts and a phone that wonand#8217;t ring, the elation of stolen kisses, and the angst of deciding how far to go physically...a light-hearted take on disappointed romance for readers with active fantasy lives of their own."
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