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[Review] All of This Is True – Lygia Day Peñaflor

Book Title: All of This is True (Standalone)
Author:     Lygia Day Peñaflor
Number of pages:  432

Synopsis:

Miri Tan loved the book Undertow like it was a living being. So when she and her friends went to a book signing to meet the author, Fatima Ro, they concocted a plan to get close to her, even if her friends won’t admit it now. As for Jonah, well—Miri knows none of that was Fatima’s fault.

Soleil Johnston wanted to be a writer herself one day. When she and her friends started hanging out with her favorite author, Fatima Ro, she couldn’t believe their luck—especially when Jonah Nicholls started hanging out with them, too. Now, looking back, Soleil can’t believe she let Fatima manipulate her and Jonah like that. She can’t believe that she got used for a book.

Penny Panzarella was more than the materialistic party girl everyone at the Graham School thought she was. She desperately wanted Fatima Ro to see that, and she saw her chance when Fatima asked the girls to be transparent with her. If only she’d known what would happen when Fatima learned Jonah’s secret. If only she’d known that the line between fiction and truth was more complicated than any of them imagine…

(re: Goodreads @ All of This is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor)


Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr review:

– Honestly a YA book for YA readers (because it’s about us omg)
– Character driven story with each character having their own motives for what they do
– The “shocking twist” isn’t very shocking if you’re mildly skeptical, but the resolution to it can be somewhat fulfilling
– Multi-POV and mixed/varied media narrative format (e.g. book excerpts, interviews, texts, e-mails), journal entries
– STAN CULTURE IS WILD
– I’m curious: what kinds of things/people do you stan (or see yourself part of a fandom of?)

Initial Thoughts

Stan culture is w i l d.

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of All Of This Is True from the Frenzy team at Harper Collins Canada.


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[ARC August] – 2017 Sign Up

ARC August is the yearly read-a-thon where you try to tackle as many advance readers copies as possible during August. The event is hosted by Octavia and Shelly (at) Read, Sleep, Repeat.

Initial Thoughts:

Praise be that I have the opportunity of reading several highly anticipated Fall 2017 releases. There is no rhythm or rhyme as to what I will read but I do have more favourable choices in the lot.

As always here are the rules:

    • Any Advanced Reading Copy counts as part of this reading challenge; your backlist books count
    • No blog necessary to participate, but you’ll need to include some form of social media as part of your sign up
    • Use the #ARCAugust on social media to check-in

Twitter Chat

  • We will be hosting TWO twitter chats one on August 7th and one August 28th. Both chats will start at 8pm EST and of course we’ll be using our #ARCAugust tag.

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[ARC August] – 2016 Sign Up

ARC August is a yearly bookish event where you read as many Advanced Reader Copies in one month as you can! The event is hosted by Octavia and Shelly (at) Read, Sleep, Repeat

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Initial Thoughts:

You know this, I know this, everyone in the damn reading community knows this: I AM TERRIBAD at ReadAThons in general. One week readathons in particular are the worst; which is why I enjoy these month long shenanigans because I can actually accomplish [at least] one book lololol.


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