To Be Honest by Polly Young
To Be Honest by Polly Young follows fifteen year old Lisi Reynolds. Like most teenagers, life can never be perfect. Her best friend Josh has a tumultuous love life, her mother is a shop-a-holic and the love of her life, the uber hot and swoon-worthy Chad, doesn’t even know she exists … so she takes matters into her own hands and begins to fib. Albeit small, they are still fibs. So, what’s wrong with that? Well, that all changes when a rare moment presents itself and she finds herself living in another’s shoes. Life seems cool and better than she ever imagined in Miss Mint’s shoes. But Miss Mint doesn’t feel the same way, and in order for life to return back to normal, Lisi must stop fibbing. Why would she ever do that when things seem all too perfect for her? Will anything ever make her change her mind? Only time will tell?
To Be Honest by Polly Young is a fun, youthful take a familiar story that is too much fun to resist. Polly does a fabulous job at creating a troubled (or she thinks, what youth doesn’t seem to be traumatized at fifteen?) and giving her the opportunity of a lifetime to swap places. I really enjoyed this story and found myself pulled in within the first couple of pages. I loved Lisi early on and found her story, and her dilemma, quite charming and wondered what I would have done if I had been presented with a similar situation at fifteen. Fortunately for everyone involved, I’ve never been given that chance, but this one is definitely an enchanting story and I absolutely adored the ending. I think you will too.