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Posted September 5th, 2013 by Sonya and filed in Uncategorized

Sonya Sones’ latest young adult novel, To Be Perfectly Honest (A Novel Based on an Untrue Story), serves up an entertaining tale of romance and deception. Sones’ protagonist, 15-year-old Colette, is addicted to lying — not because she’s starved for the attention that’s always turned toward her movie-star mother, but because she genuinely likes doing it. Her friends have an ongoing joke: “How can you tell when Colette is lying?” “Her mouth is open.”

When her mother begins working on a new film, Colette and her younger brother, Will, are forced to spend their summer vacation on the California coast instead of in Paris with her three best friends. Although angry and pessimistic at first, Colette soon falls in love with the local bad boy, Connor…

Sones has perfected the art of the verse novel. Although I have never been a huge fan of verse novels, Sones writes with such an intriguing and effortless style that I flew through 50 pages without even realizing it. Initially, I was skeptical whether I would enjoy a novel centered on a completely unreliable narrator, but my skepticism was immediately overridden by my fascination with the alternate realities Colette depicted.”—Heather Sieve


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