Sonya Sones’ novels in verse are wildly popular among girls and boys, and I was really excited to see her newest, To Be Perfectly Honest: A Novel Based on an Untrue Story. More PG13-Rish than her other books, this features the ever-lying Colette and her younger brother Will, the children of a Hollywood movie star who Collete feels is ruining her summer by forcing them to go on location with her to a place that has nothing to offer…but a handsome motorcycle dude named Connor.
Sones’ novel-in-verse writing style is one of the best, with author Karen Hesse claiming a top spot for her historical fiction novels in verse. Sones’ verse memoir, What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy and her What My Mother Doesn’t Know series have hooked so many readers that the copies have had to be replaced several times in the classroom. It will be interesting to see if To Be Perfectly Honest joins the list.
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