Friday, September 23, 2016

Tell Me Something Real by Calla Devlin - Fantastic Read!

Publisher: Atheneum Books (Young Adults)
Released: August 30, 2016
ISBN-10: 148146115X
ISBN-13: 978-1481461153

 I listened to this book through Audible:
Listening Length: 7 hours and 8 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Narrator: Rebekkah Ross
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Release Date: August 30, 2016


Three sisters struggle with the bonds that hold their family together as they face a darkness settling over their lives in this masterfully written debut novel.

There are three beautiful blond Babcock sisters: gorgeous and foul-mouthed Adrienne, observant and shy Vanessa, and the youngest and best-loved, Marie. Their mother is ill with leukemia and the girls spend a lot of time with her at a Mexican clinic across the border from their San Diego home so she can receive alternative treatments.

Vanessa is the middle child, a talented pianist who is trying to hold her family together despite the painful loss that they all know is inevitable. As she and her sisters navigate first loves and college dreams, they are completely unaware that an illness far more insidious than cancer poisons their home. Their world is about to shatter under the weight of an incomprehensible betrayal…


When I first came across Tell Me Something Real I thought ...  " What could be more insidious than cancer?" Well, after reading this book, I have to admit I was wrong ~ there definitely is something more insidious!

This book is phenomenal!

It's a powerhouse of  emotions and is full of surprising twists and turns in the  plot that left me emotionally reeling. It has just jumped to being my #1 read book so far in 2016.  Yep, it's really that good! 

What amazed me the most about this book is how Ms. Devlin captured and clearly portrayed this story's deeper themes so well. The characters were realistic and the raw emotions of this book carried me away as I read this story. 

After I finished Tell Me Something Real, I was  overwhelmed emotionally. I just sat there stunned mulling over all that I had read. I had to wait to write this review because I needed time to process it all. While it was hard facing the issues that this book highlighted, I am SO glad I read it!

5 Stars!        

1 comment:

Angie Elle said...

That's some high praise! I've been checking this out but was unsure. You've convinced me. Thanks for the review!