Friday, January 18

The Almost Truth by Eileen Cook

The Almost Truth by Eileen Cook
Release Date: December 4, 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 256

Summary: From the author of Unraveling Isobel and The Education of Hailey Kendrick, a smart, romantic novel about a teenage con artist who might be in over her head. Sadie can’t wait to get away from her backwards small town, her delusional mom, her jailbird dad, and the tiny trailer where she was raised…even though leaving those things behind also means leaving Brendan. Sadie wants a better life, and she has been working steadily toward it, one con at a time.

But when Sadie’s mother wipes out Sadie’s savings, her escape plan is suddenly gone. She needs to come up with a lot of cash—and fast—or she’ll be stuck in this town forever.

With Brendan’s help, she devises a plan—the ultimate con—to get the money. But the more lies Sadie spins, the more she starts falling for her own hoax…and perhaps for the wrong boy. Sadie wanted to change her life, but she wasn't prepared to have it flipped upside down by her own deception. With her future at stake and her heart on the line, suddenly it seems like she has a lot more than just money to lose...

My Thoughts: I was blown away by this one. I read a few reviews saying it didn't have much romance and wasn't all they thought it would be.

But myself, I still loved it quite a bit. We are introduced to Sadie who has always lived with her mother and father. Her mother is kind of a loner and her father is always in and out of jail. He is good at cons, or maybe not so good since he sure does get caught a lot. Sadie has picked up a bit from him but she only uses it to steal money for college and never over five dollars. She likes to think what she is doing is alright.

Sadie has a best friend named Brendan. Man, I loved this boy. He was charming and knew he was hot, but also had a soft spot for Sadie. I could tell from day one, he had a thing for her even if he was always sleeping with different girls.

Sadie gets quite a surprise and has to come up with a way to earn more money for college. It’s not going to be easy so she invents a story that she might look a bit like that girl Ava who went missing years ago. But as Sadie discovers more and more, she starts questioning things and what the truth may actually be.

I loved Sadie. I even loved how she started seeing Chase, even though she knew he couldn't be much more to her. He didn't really know her.

The Almost Truth is the cute little novel I wanted it be. Its hilarious, yet heartwarming. I liked the mystery, I liked the characters, and I liked Sadie in general. I liked learning about her life and what was right and wrong.  I loved how she put clues together and it all dawned on her!

This one actually made me laugh a few times and smile constantly. Brendan was so cute and funny! Who wouldn't fall for this guy?

Even though this did have some serious messages, it was also a very fun read for me. I just had to know what was going to happen next and where Sadie would end up!

Overall: A fan of contempts? You have to give this one a chance! I adored it and loved it! It was a quick read for me but I loved every second of it. Fun plot, fun characters, and overall FUNTASTIC!

Cover: Love it!  Love how she’s crossing her fingers, and love how he is holding her. CUTE!

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