Sydney’s dad is the only psychiatrist for miles around their small Ohio town.
He is also unexpectedly dead.
Is Sydney crazy, or is it kind of weird that her dad-a guy whose entire job revolved around other peoples’ secrets-crashed alone, with no explanation?
And why is June Copeland, homecoming queen and the town’s golden child, at his funeral?
As the two girls grow closer in the wake of the accident, it’s clear that not everyone is happy about their new friendship.
But what is picture perfect June still hiding? And does Sydney even want to know?
THE TRUTH ABOUT KEEPING SECRETS is a page-turning, voice led, high school thriller.
This is: Just another YA book. Complete with script and absent parent and angsty child voice. Maybe a little better than many. With this skirted off mystery on the top. A poor rendition into grief and death. With a smacking coping mechanism to go with. A strange half-present friendship. And an unfulfilled heart. Another friendship. The one from that John Green book. Overall nothing really special. Or new. Just your typical. YA book
All of this is to say that. I hate genre publishing. And that fiction should be a cause for digging into something. Not to tie the strings and resolve a long chapter. And I like deeper contemplation. And that this is this authors’ debut. And she’s hardly 20. Which means she’s allowed. All the tropes and tribulations. All the better if she gets to make the sweet dough for life through it. Even better if it appeals to other people. I just hope the industry makes spaces for spillings.
This is also to say. That I hate myself the most. But the review wouldn’t come out any other way. Take my lackluster apology.
(Does anybody reading this care about this blog? Should we just shut it?)
As hardcore bookworms we always come across great books. But how often is it that we come across many books by the same author that are equally amazing? And the authors also tend to be super cool people? The answer (for us at least) is “rarely” but that doesn’t mean there aren’t enough to be put into a top 5 category.
So here’s our list of authors we look up to. Because if we can write stories like them, our life would be set!*
*Completely ignores the fact that just writing really good books doesn’t mean fame because the publishing industry is a fire maze.
If a book blows away my mind, sucks away my soul and leaves me a hollow shell then I know that I have found my new favourite author.
In my mind, once I have fallen in a deep chasm of love for a book, the immediate next thing I do is sketch the name of that author on my forehead and that’s where I stop.
I hardly ever follow any of them on social media because in my mind they are these perfect beings who are above humanity. And to keep this view from faltering I keep any kind of possible communication with them to a minimum (also because I’m a disaster at communication and if I said anything to them they would shun me forever and then I’d just have to bury myself alive)
We don’t live in America. We live in a country with a population of 9 million people and that means that… I don’t really know where I am going with this sentence. My point is that we are not fortunate enough to attend things like Bookcons or Book Expo America because it is in AMERICAAAAAH!
So instead we sit on our beds with our laptops warming our legs as we talk about the 5 authors we would have been able to meet IF we were in AMERICAAAAAH!
#1 Maggie Stiefvater
Raven: I am crazy about the Raven Cycle. The last book released on 26th last month and I am currently not in a position to read it and it frustrates me to no end. If I meet her I’ll probably just collapse and cry. What frustrates me even more is that SOME people started reading her series just a couple of months ago and they have ALREADY FINISHED READING RAVEN KING!!! I want to desperately call them fake fans but it’s not right or fair and aaaargh I’m just so angry.
Beez: Maggie Stiefvater is queen. Maggie Stiefvater is queen. Maggie Stiefvater is queen. I love her, I adore her and I will pass out if I meet her.