Saturday, August 8, 2015

To Be Honest

Book Review

To Be Honest

Title: To Be Honest
Author: T.C. Booth
Rating: ★★
Date Published: July 21st, 2015
Publisher: Clean Reads
Page Count: 252
Genre: YA Contemporary
Meet The Author: T.C. Booth
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A freak accident left Starla Emerson with a deformed hand, low self-esteem, and a need to fade into the background. However, she finds it impossible to be invisible at her new high school where she is pushed front and center by a behind the scenes internet bully.

She joins forces with newfound friends to launch a counter attack in order to expose the cyber bully, aka grizzlygirl2015. Part of the plan involves the school’s bad boy Chase McFall. Star feels more for this golden eyed boy than she should as the plan progresses. The plan backfires and lands Star in a mountain of trouble.

Will she have the courage to be honest about her part in the plan and her true feelings for Chase? Or will she be left heartbroken? Once the truth is out…there’s no turning back.

My Thoughts:

The author was kind enough to send me an Ecopy in exchange for an honest review. This book is so good; it had me on an emotional roller-coaster.

Starla had a freak accident that left her hand deformed, but she has overcomes it and has an amazing boyfriend Jared and an awesome best friend Ally. Everything is going great until the night she overhears her mom talking on the phone finds out they're moving and in the middle of the school year. Everything is going great for Starla in her new school until she finds herself the center of attention brought on by a cyberbully that ruins her relationship with Jared, it is then her new friends decide to launch a counter attack to try and reveal the cyber bullies identity; part of the plan involves Starla and her new friend Chase faking a relationship, but soon Starla starts falling for Chase and the plan starts to backfire on her.

This book was not what I expected; I fell in love with it and all the amazing characters immediately. I loved T.C. Booths writing style it just sucked you into the story. I loved Starla’s character development throughout the book; she really learned to accept her flaws and to stand up for herself. Now let’s take a minute to talk about the perfection that is Chase; I loved everything about him, he was every girl's dream guy and so swoon worthy.  I also really liked the subjects the story centered on, cyber bullying which is very common nowadays and that you should never think less of yourself because you're different. Chase and Starla were perfect for each-other he understood her so well and always put her first. T.C. put me through an emotional roller-coaster she made me laugh, cry and cry of happiness and I would ride that roller-coaster all over again! This book was absolute perfection and everyone should pick it up. 



  1. So glad you liked it. Thanks for the review! :)

  2. Great post. Contemporaries may not be my thing but I will certainly recommend this book to people I know will enjoy it. So awesome to see indie authors represented on blogs. :)