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Childhood neighbors Suzie and Cecily lost touch when Suzie moved away after fifth grade. Through social media, they rekindle their offbeat friendship when they find they are simultaneously fighting cancer.

But Cecily has just learned from a reality television show that Suzie has died—of complications due to alcohol and drug abuse. Did Suzie really have cancer at all? Or was
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Paperback, 350 pages
Published October 21st 2014 by Sylvia Jaye, LLC (first published October 15th 2014)
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Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
4.5 stars
I LOVED this book. It was such a great novel. I am still thinking about it. It is serious and funny and original and such a great debut! It is about so many things, but it does so in such a way that is causes the reader to connect to the character...to be present in the story. I really liked this book...4.5 stars
Ellen
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, from beginning to end. Cecily is strong, scared, witty and vulnerable. She is relatable, the girl you went to college with, interned with, work out with at the gym. I love that she found courage and strength from someone from her past, someone she thought couldn't be more different. This book is a great read and I'm looking forward to future works and will recommend this book to everyone!
Kathy
Oct 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Rimlinger is a debut author whose writing is worth checking out. The Truth About Susie is a compelling book that you're still thinking about after you finish the last page with a great sense of humor woven in. Hoping to see more works by this author, have put her on my favorite authors list. Check this one out, you won't be disappointed.
Susan Mackie Powers
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Cecily Murphy is scared. She has just been diagnosed with breast cancer, and posts her diagnosis on Facebook. To her surprise, she receives a private message from Suzie London, a former neighbor and childhood friend whom she hasn't heard from in many years. Suzie tells Cecily that she is also battling cancer, and the two women begin to walk side by side through the process together through emails and posts. Suzie supports Cecily with love and humor in just the right amounts , and Cecily feels bl ...more
Katherine Jones
Feb 17, 2015 rated it liked it
From the outset, I was intrigued by the premise of The Truth About Suzie, and this–coupled with the fact that my sweet, young (34) sis-in-law had just been diagnosed with breast cancer–compelled me to take a look.

While I liked the way the opening gambit brought me right into Cecily’s life, I also found those first few pages a bit confusing. It was the narrative order that tripped me up–it didn’t unfold linearly. Then there was a bigger chronological jump back to over a year before when Cecily wa
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MaryAnn
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Interesting take on friends once lost and now found via social media and whether we really "know" those long lost friends.

Suzie is there via Facebook, supporting her friend Cecily as they both fight cancer. The reader is led on this journey through a lot of emails, Facebook posts and messages in addition to the usual form of story telling. The conversations between the friends were what you'd expect from two people going through the same things ~ supportive, loving, sympathetic when necessary an
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Kim
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! It's both funny and poignant, and it's a quick, light read. That may sound surprising given the fact that the main character is battling breast cancer, but the book definitely gives you permission to laugh through sadness. More than just a story about a woman with breast cancer, The Truth About Suzie is an intriguing exploration of friendship in the age of social media and -- even more interesting to me -- tackles the idea of reconciling what a relationship means to you and wha ...more
Tara
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great story. I think this book has a special place for female readers. I felt so connected to the main character the entire time I was reading the book. I can't wait to buy this for my friends and family members. And can't wait to read Mrs. Rimlinger's future books! No pressure Mrs. R.
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