Hey book lovers!
Doesn't that title just grab you right away? It made me immediately wonder, stop pretending. . . what?
Like The Crossover, Stop Pretending is told in free verse. This makes it a unique and fast read; I think I read it in a few hours. It was very popular among my girls, like most of the Sonya Sones books, and would be great for hesitant readers since it is engaging and quick paced.
Stop Pretending is about a girl whose sister has a mental breakdown. One minute, she and her sister are best friends, sharing their lives and preparing for Christmas and then on, Christmas Eve, everything changes. Throughout the book, the protagonist struggles to deal with her sister's illness, how others perceive it, and how to reconcile her new sister with the one she's always known. It is dramatic, emotional, engaging, unique, and quick.
You would like Stop Pretending if you like books that are. . .
from a girl's perspective
about family relationships / sisters
about mental illness / health
Stop Pretending reminded me of All the Bright Places because the author wrote the book because of her own experiences with mental illness and a desire to educate others and break down the stigma around mental illness, which is a cause that is near and dear to my heart.
Have you read Stop Pretending or other Sonya Sones books? What did you think?
"'Have you really read all those books in your room?' Alaska laughing- 'Oh God no. I’ve maybe read a third of ‘em. But I’m going to read them all. I call it my Life’s Library. Every summer since I was little, I’ve gone to garage sales and bought all the books that looked interesting. So I always have something to read.'" -John Green