The Truth Is
Fifteen-year-old Verdad doesn't think she has time for love. She's still struggling to process the recent death of her best friend, Blanca; dealing with the high expectations of her hardworking Puerto Rican mother and the absence of her remarried father; an ...more
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**Disclaimer: I received a free electronic ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
Honestly, I quite enjoyed this. It did take awhile for me to get into the story because the writing/format was kind of a bit much for me. For example, the way the people were labeled or referred to by their appearance kind of annoyed me (i.e. White Girl 1, White Girl 3, etc.) because it was confusing. I understand there was a reason for it because Verdad never had a reason to learn their names, ...more
THE TRUTH IS by Nonieqa Ramos is the story of Verdad, a girl who is “book smart but emotionally - challenged”, navigating life after losing her best friend, Blanca, to gun violence. The truth is, Verdad doesn’t really know WHO she is without Blanca. That is, until Danny shows up at school. He (which Verdad eventually learns are his pronouns) suddenly makes Verdad see herself clearly... but not everyone is okay with thi ...more
The Truth Is is such a great book. You can’t help but feel for Verdad as she tries to make sense in the complex issues of race, gender identity, belonging, sexuality, and sexual orientation, all white dealing with the violent death of her best friend. Ramos’s writing is raw and beautiful, and occasionally confusing, but that’s ok, because so are the things in Verdad’s head. I will definitely be recommending this book to others and checking out the a ...more
A realistic and edgy read. The author uses mental health, LGBT, homelessness to create a novel filled with the realities that a great deal of teens face today. The main characters have great chemistry on the page and the story pulls hard at your heart strings because many young people have these challenges in their lives.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the E-Arc copy of this novel.
I was given a free copy of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.