To Be Perfectly Honest
Written by Sonya Sones
# of pages: 496
My Rating: 4/5
Read in August 2013
Summary according to goodreads
have a joke about her:
How can you tell if Colette is lying?
Her mouth is open.
Fifteen-year-old Colette is addicted to lying. Her shrink says this is because she’s got a very bad case of Daughter-of-a-famous-movie-star Disorder—so she lies to escape out from under her mother’s massive shadow. But Colette doesn’t see it that way. She says she lies because it’s the most fun she can have with her clothes on. Not that she’s had that much fun with her clothes off. At least not yet, anyway. When her mother drags her away from Hollywood to spend the entire summer on location in a boring little town in the middle of nowhere, Colette is less than thrilled. But then she meets a sexy biker named Connor. He’s older, gorgeous, funny, and totally into her. So what if she lies to him about her age, and about who her mother is? I mean, she has to keep her mother’s identity a secret from him. If he finds out who she really is, he’ll forget all about Colette, and start panting and drooling and asking her for her mother’s autograph. Just like everyone always does. But what Colette doesn’t know is that Connor is keeping a secret of his own.
I recieved a copy of this book for review from Simon and Schuster, but that does not influence my opinion on the novel.
At the beginning of this novel I found this story to be slow and confusing, because there were many scenarios and most of them would be untrue. Having the plot be filled with lies from the very beginning, which I understand was the point was the point of the book, it made it hard to connect to the story and have an understanding for it. Throughout the story, things started to make a lot more sense, and it was a very enjoyable book.
I have mentioned before that I think character development is one of the most important things in a good novel. Colette went through a great deal of character development, which had a positive impact on this story. By the end, Colette was almost a totally different person, and I really enjoyed that. To talk about Connor briefly, he went through the opposite of character development, if that is possible.
There were many things going on in this story, which made it interesting and hard to put down. The reason that I didn't give this book five stars is because sometimes it would seem very cliche, and at times it was confusing. If it were not for the ending of this novel, I would have only given it three stars. While reading this book I had theories of how it would end, but I never expected what happened!
Overall, this book kept me on my toes and I loved every minute of it. This novel was written in verse which made it a quick and easy read. I would recommend this book mostly to young adult readers, and I regret putting off reading it for so long!