Jess Wilson is remarkable for one outstanding reason; she remembers every single detail of her life from the age of eleven. With her incredible memory, she is unable to forget anything, not the mystery of her old life, not her roommate’s death, and not the new and charming Dan.
The Truth About Lies is a fascinating story surrounding something we all manipulate but don’t fully understand. Our memory is an important aspect of our lives. What we choose to remember and what we choose to forget, good and bad, defines the lives we build. This book is an excellent exploration of what defines character, which is relatable to any reader, but particularly young readers establishing who they are.
Jess is witty, brooding, misunderstood and everything a typical difficult teenager could be. She learns and grows to appreciate the value of the lives around her and learns to love despite times that have taught her to hate. Other characters like Lena and Dan are endearing and encourage Jess to open herself to be a better person.
The writing is exceptionally fluent, the plot is engaging in every page and the teens are as real as they are relatable. A very enjoyable and irresistible read.