Book Review – Trusting You and Other Lies

Trusting You and Other Lies
Nicole Williams
Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 6/20/2017

★★★★

 

“Phoenix can’t imagine anything worse than being shipped off to family summer camp. Her parents have been fighting for the past two years–do they seriously think being crammed in a cabin with Phoenix and her little brother, Harry, will make things better?”


“On top of that, Phoenix is stuck training with Callum–the head counselor who is seriously cute but a complete know-it-all. His hot-cold attitude means he’s impossible to figure out–and even harder to rely on. But despite her better judgment, Phoenix is attracted to Callum. And he’s promising Phoenix a summer she’ll never forget. Can she trust him? Or is this just another lie?” ~ Goodreads

 

 

Trusting You and Other Lies by Nicole Williams is an enjoyable summer read written from the perspective of an almost–adult teen girl.

Our main character, Phoenix, is dealing with complex family issues, big life changes and (of course) love. But really, you can’t help but to root for her as she tries to figure out life – all the while at the dreaded family camp, during the summer before her final year of high school. Phoenix is pretty darn like-able and that goes a long way.

Trusting You and Other Lies is very sweet, sometimes a little serious but never boring or too predictable. Its an easy summer read that you can really get into. I found myself breezing through this book and enjoying every moment!

If you enjoy YA, I highly recommend Trusting You and Other Lies. Take this one to the beach, or to camp, or the lake, or anywhere you are doing your summer reading!

p.s. I’m in love with this cover!!!

I give this summer read, 4 sweet stars!

Thank you NetGalley and Random House Children’s Crown Books for Young Readers for the opportunity to read this book at no cost, in exchange for my honest feedback and review.

I'd love to hear from you!

IG

  • after being in a serious reading funk (burnt out, exhausted, too many heartbreaking reads), I’m super excited to dive into this beauty.
📚: The Baghdad Clock by @shahadrawi .
.
.
#bookaholic #currentlyreading #bibliophile #shahadalrawi #thebaghdadclock #oneworldbooks
  • hey ma... check it out!
Seriously amazed by this kiddo... Her fascination for all things inspires me. Her love of music excites me. 🎵🎶
.
.
#momlife #toddlerlife #ukulele #kidsandmusic #musicalkids #momlifeisthebestlife #uke #musiceverywhere
  • this kiddo... her wonder and excitement, it’s pretty much the most awesome thing to witness. 💕
.
.
#momlife #momlifeisthebestlife #toddler #toddlerlife #lovethiskid #lovethislife #happymom
  • my favorite color is green.💚🌱
  • I’ve always had this thing for the praying mantis... like, a serious obsession. so, you can imagine my excitement when I happened across HUNDREDS of praying mantis nymphs and their egg sac alongside my garden. 💚 I am in absolute awe.
.
.
#prayingmantis #prayingmantisnymph #insects #mantis #gardenfriends #natureisbeautiful #garden #getoutside #exploreyourownbackyard
  • it’s the small things...
🍓