Book Review: Where the Truth Lies by: Jessica Warman


Walker Books for Young Readers

Publish Date:
September 28, 2010

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Between the past and the future...Between pain and forgiveness...Between the ones you know and the ones you love...Is where the truth lies.

On the surface, Emily Meckler leads the perfect life. She has three best friends, two loving parents, and the ideal setup at the Connecticut prep school where her father is the headmaster. But below the surface, Emily is suffering from devastating nightmares about either fire or water, and nobody knows why.

When the enigmatic Del Sugar enters her life, Emily is immediately swept away - but her passionate relationship with Del is just the first of many things that aren't quite what they seem in Emily's life. And as the lies she's been told start to unravel, Emily must set out to discover the truth regarding her nightmares; a journey that will lead her to questions everything she once thought she knew about love, family, and her own idyllic past. This companion novel to Warman's critically acclaimed Breathless proves that sometimes the biggest lies you tell are for the ones you love the most. 

Review: Emily thought she had everything figured out - the best parents, three best friends, and a great life. Except for the inexplicable nightmares. Then she meets Del and her world turns upside down and she chooses to become someone she never thought she'd be. At the same time, she finds out that the people she thought she knew best are strangers. Can she make the best decisions for herself and those she loves?

You get pulled into Emily's perfect (yet not) life very easily and you can't put the book down until you're done.  It's a winding path to get to Emily's truth, but a well-crafted tale of love, heartache, abandonment, and growth. Emily's story made me cry, laugh, and hurt right along with the characters. Beautifully written and I even though I hadn't read the author's previous book and there was no sense of missing out on anything.

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully written review! It's good to know you can read this one without having read the first one!


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