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To Be Honest

To Be Honest

Written by Maggie Ann Martin

Narrated by Eileen Stevens


To Be Honest

Written by Maggie Ann Martin

Narrated by Eileen Stevens

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4/5 (90 ratings)
Length:
6 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Aug 21, 2018
ISBN:
9781250210340
Format:
Audiobook

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Description

The author of The Big F is back with another snappy, utterly relatable contemporary audiobook about loving yourself and forging your own path.

Savannah is dreading being home alone with her overbearing mother after her big sister—and best friend—goes off to college. But if she can just get through senior year, she'll be able to escape to college, too. What she doesn't count on is that her mother's obsession with weight has only grown deeper since her appearance on an extreme weight-loss show, and now Savvy's mom is pressuring her even harder to be constantly mindful of what she eats.

Between her mom's diet-helicoptering, missing her sister, and worrying about her collegiate future, Savvy has enough to worry about. And then she meets George, the cute new kid at school who has insecurities of his own. As Savvy and George grow closer, they help each other discover how to live in the moment and enjoy the here and now before it disappears.

To Be Honest is another sharp, witty audiobook from Maggie Ann Martin, about a spunky heroine who is dealing with very real issues—body image, parental pressure, loneliness, first love, and finding your way—with heart and humor.

Publisher:
Released:
Aug 21, 2018
ISBN:
9781250210340
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Maggie Ann Martin, author of The Big F and To Be Honest, hails from Des Moines, Iowa, but moonlights as a New Yorker. She earned her BA in English and journalism from the University of Iowa, the most welcoming literary community in the world. When she is not writing, you can find her binge-watching TV shows or passionately fangirling over fictional characters on the Internet.



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  • (3/5)
    This was such a nice, easy read to get lost in.
  • (5/5)
    Sweet and surprisingly deep. The weight of the main character is part of the plot in a completely unexpected way. A great, fun read.
  • (5/5)

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    WHY HAVENT I READ THIS SOONER???? There are a couple trigger warnings but it wasn't something I had to choke down; I couldn't put it down!!!

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  • (5/5)

    4 people found this helpful

    This story was stunning! What I loved most about it was that it wasn't just about one thing, but it also didn't feel directionless. It wasn't just about a girl struggling with her weight, or family pressures, or divorce, or sexuality, loneliness, or teenage romance. It had all of these things without making it go in too many ways and seem sloppy and unresolved. I like that she is so real. She is self conscious about how she looks, but it's not to the point where she wants to actively try to change that about herself. She just seems to have the same self conscious thoughts that most teenage girls seem to have. Her's are just little size different. I loved how mature she was yet sometimes a little selfish; she always seemed to realize that she was being selfish and wanted to correct it right away. She is a strong female lead that I would want young girls to hear from. She doesn't wallow in her own self pity any longer than necessary (because let's face it, we all do sometimes) But she doesn't stay there long. She has healthy activities that she can do when she's stressed, and her relationship with her friends and family members is dynamic and not mundane. What a great character!

    4 people found this helpful