Lies are a terrible thing, aren't they? If you tell one, then you have to make sure that everything else you say about that lie stays a lie. If you let the ball drop once, the game is over. And Collette is very, very good at lying. Collette doesn't lie to hurt people, she does it because it has that fantasy element....the possibilities. Her little brother Will doesn't pass judgement on his big sister, even though he knows she's full of crap. On the other hand, Collette's mother is just too busy with her own life to create a relationship with her daughter. Collette has no idea how much her life will change this summer. He's handsome, kind and they seem to always be on the same wavelength. Connor is everything Collette could imagine - handsome, carefree, great with kids, and most importantly, his attention is focused only on her. But a relationship built on lies will crumble. She just doesn't realize the depth of hurt that comes with lying....until the top to their summer romance blows off... The reader will get pulled into Collette's story and if they're like me, will gasp in surprise at the talented writing Sones uses to add depth to her main character.
full review on the YABAM blog.
978-0689876042 494 pages Ages 13 and up
Recommended by: Naomi Bates, Librarian, Texas USA
Editor's Note: HE"S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU is a non-fiction title that pairs well with this book...suggested by Naomi Bates