White Lies

  • Pages:240
  • Publisher:Cormorant Books
  • Themes:mental health, struggling, trauma, abuse, grief
  • Available:05/17/2022

Missy’s sweet sixteenth is almost here, but her last three birthdays haven’t exactly been happy occasions. Her little brother died when she turned thirteen and now birthdays are just painful reminders of their loss. If only she had walked him to school that morning, like she was supposed to...

Adding fuel to the fire, Missy’s mom was arrested on her fifteenth birthday and her father’s mood swings are unbearable. Then Missy meets Luke — a new classmate she cannot stop thinking about. Luke understands what she’s going through more than anybody, but will Missy be able to let him in?

“White Lies is a well-balanced text that blends together humour and romance with serious topics that are relatable to readers in the target audience. Filled with unique and interesting characters, a fast-moving plot, and relevant themes, the text is likely to elicit the full range of emotions in readers. This book is likely to become a well-loved addition to any middle or high school classroom or library. Highly recommended.”
– CM Reviews
“A heartfelt story.”
– Kirkus Reviews
ETFO Writer’s Award–Women   | 2022  |  Winner