Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday Memes: Truth or Dare by Barbara Dee

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice.

Truth or Dare: five girls, one summer, many secrets by Barbara Dee. 244 p. Aladdin/ Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, September 20, 2016. 9781481475631.

Publisher synopsis: A few white lies during a simple game of truth or dare spin out of control and make life very complicated for Lia in this brand-new novel from Barbara Dee.
When Lia returns after a summer with her eccentric aunt, it feels like everything has changed within her group of five friends. Everyone just seems more…dramatic. And after playing a game of Truth or Dare, Lia discovers how those divides are growing wider, and tells a few white lies about what really happened over the summer in order to “keep up.” But is “keeping up” with her BFFs really worth it?

First line: I ripped open the box, and there I was.

Page 56: Also, some of these padded bras had underwire. Like to push your boobs upward. Correction: to push the padding upward, toward your chin.
     Mom never would have bought me bras with chin cushions. She was all into sports bras for jogging. She cared about health and fitness, not about fake upward-pointing boobs and rhinestones. And if she were here with me right now, helping me find a bra that made any sense-

This seems like a great book for my fifth and sixth graders.


  1. This sounds so fun. Wish I'd had books like this to read when I was young. I'n still curious about that beginning:)

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  2. This does sound like a great middle grade book. This week my book is The School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin - a historical fantasy. Happy reading!

  3. There's a hint of Pretty Little Liars here. Sounds like a good read! Keep reading! Here's my Friday Meets:

  4. Oh I remember those bra struggles and that time where you're in between and it's so awkward. This sounds like a good read!

  5. I remember getting my first bra - white cotton and almost flat! This sounds like a great book for middle grade girls (and probably for moms too).
    My Friday post features STEALING JASON WILDE.

  6. Sounds hilarious!! Happy weekend!

  7. I definitely don't need a padded bra or a push up. Sounds like a light read for the weekend.

  8. Sounds like a book my god daughter would enjoy. I will have to watch for it for her. Thanks for sharing.