I’m a bit late to the party, but I want to wish a belated Happy Book Birthday to RuthAnne Snow on her debut young adult novel, WHEN THE TRUTH UNRAVELS. I’ve finally had some free time to sit down and read it, and all I can say is this: It is Incredible!!
I’ve been blessed to read many of 2019’s debut young adult and middle grade novels and, while I’ve really enjoyed all of them, WHEN THE TRUTH UNRAVELS is at the very top of my list. It was page turning and heartbreaking and uplifting, all wrapped together in one.
The story follows four best friends who really have nothing at all in common except for their deep and abiding love and loyalty to each other. They’re all keeping their own secrets, at the same time they’re trying to keep each other’s secrets.
I don’t want to ruin the plot for you, so I don’t want to tell you any more. Just suffice it to say that this is a 2019 young adult novel that you need to read! It had me laughing and crying, and sometimes laughing through tears–my favorite kind of book. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
(Copied from Author’s Website)
Last month, Elin tried to kill herself.
She knows she’s lucky that her parents found her in time. Lucky to be going to prom with her three best friends, like any other teen. Like it never happened. And if she has anything to say about it, no one but her best friends will ever know it did.
Jenna, Rosie, and Ket will do anything to keep Elin’s secret―and to make sure it never happens again. That’s why they’re determined to make prom night feel just like it would have if this past spring hadn’t been as eventful. This could be the night that convinces Elin that life can go back to what it was.
Except, at prom, Elin goes missing.
Now it’s up to her friends to find her. But each of the girls has her own demons to face. Ket is being blackmailed by an ex. Rosie is falling in love for the first time. And Jenna . . .
Jenna is falling apart.
And no one, not even her best friends, knows why.
Heart-wrenching and utterly impossible to put down, When the Truth Unravels follows four friends as they confront their greatest hopes and darkest secrets during one life-changing night.