Three Things I Know Are True
The reminder is always there—a dent on the right side of Jonah’s forehead. The spot you’d press when you felt a headache coming on. The bullet tore away bone, the way dynamite blasts roc/>The ...more
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I’m always dazzled by writers who can tell a story through verse, with each word fitted like the exact right puzzle piece into a landscape that is both sparse and complex at the same time. At the center of Three Things I know Are True, Liv struggles emotionally while her daredevil brother Jonah struggles physically with the new reality of his traumatic brain injury. Liv’s bond with her br ...more
Wonderful novel-in-verse about a girl living in the aftermath of her brother's horrific accident. Culley did a wonderful job creating characters I will forever remember.
Note: this book made me sob on an airplane.
Novels in verse are quickly becoming a new obsession. Liv is one of the loveliest characters I have read recently. I don't know if it was her compassion or her quirkiness that I loved most. It doesn't matter, she will be remembered.
I look forward to sharing this title with my students.
I liked a lot of things in this book but my favorite might have been the rhythm at which it was told. Neither the characters nor the readers were running towards an end: something awful happened and rather than focus on the action and the politics, the author chose to focus on the immediate consequences.
I also really liked that despite the theme, there is never a moment in which the characters argue f ...more
Book review: Three things I know are true by Betty Culley (3.5 stars)
Three things I know are true by Betty Culley
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
(Synopsis from Goodreads)
This moving debut novel in verse about a teenage girl dealing with the aftermath of an accident that nearly takes her brother’s life is a stunning explo ...more
It touches on some hot-button topics like gun control, DNR’s and quality of life.
We see sadness, happiness and heart break.
It’s a great debut, but I have to admit that it wasn’t poetic for a novel in verse.
It just kinda had text broken up on to different lines. But I’m not an expert.
I also have to admit that I wasn’t a fan of the romance. I felt it was unnecessary and a bit forced. It kinda cheapene ...more