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All of This Is True

by Lygia Day Penaflor

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel eBooks of the Month

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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.

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All of This Is True Synopsis

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.

All of This Is True Reader Reviews

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.

  • Imogen Breaks, age 15 - Told through novels, interviews and newspapers, a twisted story of betrayal and revenge like no other slowly comes to light. I found this book gripping and very different to what I've ever read before.'
  • Emily Price, age 15 - 'I found this novel to be extremely addictive. I really liked how the book was written and the unique storyline.'
  • Eloise Mae Clarkson, age 15 - 'This book is about a group of friends who befriend an author then have their world turned upside down as a consequence.'
  • Aimee Sweet, age 16 - 'I completely fell in love with the appearance with this book – I thought the idea was fascinating within its originality and the design cover was absolutely stunning. A really enjoyable read. Nothing like I have ever read before in Young Adult fiction!'
  • Rebekah Marsh, age 15 - 'This book is so gripping, enticing and enjoyable that I could not put it down at all! I was trapped within this immense story of whirlwind emotions!'
  • Humaira Kauser, age 20 - 'You learn to love and hate, sympathise and empathise with all the characters; there is so sides to them which makes them feel so real. One of my favourite reads of the year'
  • Cerys Davies, age 15 - '‘All of this is true’ by Lygia Day Penaflor is exciting and unique. It’s a romantic and mysterious novel that’s quite mature with some sexual content. '
  • Edel Waugh, age 20 - 'Devious! It did make a terrific plot and I could not put it down.'

All of This Is True Press Reviews

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 *


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ISBN: 9781408890936
Publication date: 31/05/2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408890936
Publication date: 31st May 2018
Author: Lygia Day Penaflor
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites,
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Lygia Day Penaflor

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.

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