To Be Perfectly Honest by Sonya Sones
This book was a roller coaster ride for me. We know Colette is lying, she tells us over and over. I had to find one of my students who’d read this to see if I was going to be upset at one point – I was afraid Connor, the love interest, wasn’t real at all. I actually asked for a spoiler! So much happens and then it hasn’t happened that it’s almost hard to keep track of the plot line, but I wanted to finish this book, and did in just a day.
I have a cadre of kids who love books in verse. I’m glad I found this one for them. There in even a lesson, about the power of words, that’s not too heavy handed to swallow.
My favorite lines:
“Change how you see. Not how you look.” (on a mirror) Page 83
Connor laughs –
a deep, throaty laugh.
And the sound of it
vibrates all through me…
like I’m a wind chime
the breeze. Page 98