To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin book review


Synopsis (as taken from GoodReads)

Savannah is dreading being home alone with her overbearing mother after her sister 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.


What an empowering read! I truly loved this book! This book follows Savannah, a very strong female. In this book Savannah battle many people inner demons but still sticks fierce in her own beliefs. Savannah is okay with her size and even with her helicoptering mother pushing diets on her she stays who she is, firm in her own beliefs.

I loved the romance side to this as it was so cute and awkward. Like any teenage romance love is awkward. Its not cut and dry its full of ups and downs as people figure themselves out and what they want.

This YA was perfect for how it dealt with all the issues that come with being a teenager. It was sweet, funny, and a bit sad at times (but in a good way). The overall plot kept me intrigued and hanging on to every word. The writing style was smart and charismatic. I suggest this as the summer book you never knew you needed.

5/5 stars.

***I received and e-arc of this book from NetGalley via the publisher in exchange for an honest review***
Shelved: Contemporary, YA, Fiction
Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: August 21st 2018 by Swoon Reads

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