Title: The Lies About Truth
Author:Courtney C. Stevens
Release Date/Publisher: November 3rd 2015 by HarperTeen
Finished: October 1st 2015
Pages: 336-ARC eBook-Given for review
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Sadie Kingston, is a girl living in the aftermath. A year after surviving a car accident that killed her friend Trent and left her body and face scarred, she can’t move forward. The only person who seems to understand her is Trent’s brother, Max.
As Sadie begins to fall for Max, she’s unsure if she is truly healed enough to be with him — even if Max is able to look at her scars and not shy away. But when the truth about the accident and subsequent events comes to light, Sadie has to decide if she can embrace the future or if she’ll always be trapped in the past
What I Thought:
I received a free advanced copy of this in exchange for an honest review.
This book was really good, but it did give me quite a few emotions. There were two scenes where I was trying not to cry since I was reading them at work.
It talked a lot about the past and the car accident that killed Trent and scarred Sadie. Sadie’s journey in this was to move on, not forget the past, but to remember Trent and try and live her life again. She was secluded because of her trauma and the scars that she got from the accident. She didn’t want anyone seeing them so she covered herself up with sleeves, even though it was summer. Sadie had a list of things she wanted to do during the book, and she kept focusing so much on it at first instead of trying to do the things on it. When she finally starts, it’s small things at first, but they count and really hep her along the way.
There were secrets that everyone kept, even Sadie, about the crash that day as well as other things involving Trent. We do get to find out what they were, and of course see the consequences of them. They all had such lovey memories of Trent though that I kind of wish I’d gotten to read a little but more about him. There were flashbacks from Sadie, but from his point of view would have been nice. Max, who Sadie starts seeing, really helps her recover. He’s Trent’s younger brother, so they kind of need each other in a way. They were really cute together, and we also get to see some of the emails she sent him when he was away. I was kind of sad that we didn’t get to see his responses though.
This was a good book that I think a lot of people will like, especially if you’re a fan of the author.