To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin
August 21, 2018 – Swoon Reads
304 pgs. – Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction
Purpose: Review, #Offmybookshelf. Kindle
I was given a digital copy of this title, free, in exchange of my honest opinion.
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To be completely honest, contemporaries -especially young adult ones- are hit or miss for me. It is not my go to genre, and I usually have to be in the mood for it. I thought that I would like this one and was especially interested in it since the main character is a plus size character.
I didn’t finish it because Savvy was just plain annoying. She was whiny and unable to stand up for herself. She was living in denial and talked from both sides of her mouth. She always talked about her sister being her best friend, and how she was going to follow her (like a puppy) to Indiana State, despite the fact that she could get in anywhere and her sister doesn’t want her there. But then she would talk about Grace and her being her best friend. Yes, I realize that one can have more than one best friend. But I think that Savvy was just ignorant about things. And that annoyed me.
Yes I am sure that George (who suddenly arrived on scene and quickly replaces Mateo as Savvy’s secret crush) helps her come out of that mess and into her own person. The romance blooms, Savvy grows as a character and she learns important life lessons. I just didn’t want to stick around for it.