June 2018 Debut of the Month
Lygia Day Peñaflor’s UK debut is a study in obsession and revenge, betrayal and forgiveness. It is full of timely talking points about the culture of celebrity and whether a person can ever change or be forgiven following a terrible deed.
Lovereading Comment to follow.
MIRI loves the novel Undertow like it's a living being. So when she and her friends get the chance to meet the author, Fatima Ro, they plot a way to get closer to her. As for what happened with Jonah ... Well, obviously none of that was Fatima's fault.
SOLEIL wants to be a writer herself one day. She can't believe it when Fatima asks them to hang out with her - and having Jonah there makes it even better.
PENNY is more than the party girl everyone thinks she is, and she's willing to share her darkest secrets with Fatima to prove it. But what will happen when Fatima finds out about Jonah?
All of This Is True is a story of obsession and revenge, betrayal and forgiveness, and the devastating result of a secret that didn't stay buried.
|Publication date:||31st May 2018|
|Author:||Lygia Day Penaflor|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury YA an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Primary Genre||Children's & YA Fiction|
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our LoveReading Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
A delicious, addictive puzzle that readers will gobble up. I had to read it twice, once because it had me by the throat, then again to really savor the wit, sarcasm and absolute humanity of these characters. An unbelievably creative undertaking, beautifully executed * Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, author of the Carnegie Medal-shortlisted The Smell of Other People's Houses *
Prepare to be sucked into a world of privilege, obsession and manipulation. All of This is True is an addictive mix of funny and horrifying * Sue Wallman, author of Lying About Last Summer *
Lygia Day Penaflor is a graduate of Boston University and Columbia Teachers College and a private academic teacher for young Hollywood stars. Her students have included the young casts of Gossip Girl and Boardwalk Empire as well as Jay-Z's reboot of Annie. This is her second novel for young adults. She lives on Long Island, New York.More About Lygia Day Penaflor