01 November 2014

The Honest Truth; Dan Gemeinhart

The Honest TruthThe Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I did a double-take when I saw the suggested age group for this book: 8-12 years? Really? I'd hesitate to give this to anyone under 10, and it would take a relatively mature 10-11 to read this. The blurbage is comparing this to The Fault in Our Stars but I suspect that's because it's about a kid dying of cancer. Beyond that? This is a serious tear-jerker throughout, while TFIOS had moments of real humor and lightheartedness.

So no spoilers, but a sincere hope that the publishers rethink this as a middle-grade book.

ARC provided by publisher.

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