The Truth About Faking by Leigh Talbert Moore-YA Contemporary Romance
Kindle format given by author for review
Jason just wants a date with Harley.
Harley just wants a date with Trent.
Trent's still getting over Stephanie.
When Harley and Jason decide to fake date, they uncover a school of deceptions. Trent's got a secret, but so does Jason. And the more time Harley spends secretly kissing her fake boyfriend, the further she gets from her dreams with Trent.
Worst of all, Harley's mom is getting cozy with her hot massage therapy student, and even Harley's Reverend Dad can't fake not being bothered by it. But when the masks finally come off, can everyone handle the real truth?
The Truth About Faking was a really sweet story. It's about learning the truth about yourself and accepting others differences. I would say it's perfect for middle grade and high school readers.
Harley was definitely likable, but not someone I could necessarily relate to. Despite her mom being pretty liberal and alternative, I felt like Harley was a bit sheltered. I mean, yes her dad is a preacher, but I felt like he was also not a typical preacher. He seemed more open. Anyway, regardless of her naivety, I felt like she learned some valuable life lessons. I think Jason was the perfect person to come in to her life too. Jason seemed to have a little more life experience, but was patient with Harley. I felt like he helped her feel comfortable with herself and more accepting of others. Jason was my favorite character in the book.
The supporting cast was a big part of the story. I liked her parents and I liked Ricky too. I felt like he was a genuine guy and he seemed to really care about Harley and her family. My heart went out to Trent. He didn't have good support from his family, but he definitely found it in Harley.
While the story was a bit predictable to me, I really did enjoy it. This cover perfectly represents the book. I love it and it helped me picture them during certain scenes. I think it also represents the innocence of young love and discovery. I'd recommend this book to any pre-teen or teen. It sends a good message about acceptance and trust.