Tell Me Something Real

Tell Me Something Real

Book - 2016
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"The three Babcock sisters must travel to a Mexican clinic across the border so their mother, ill with leukemia, can receive alternative treatments. The sisters' world is about to shatter under the weight of an incomprehensible betrayal. . . an illness far more insidious than cancer that poisons their home"--
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781481461160
1481461168
9781481461153
148146115X
Branch Call Number: DEVLIN C
Characteristics: 290 pages ; 22 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 25, 2017

When someone lies, it is hard to trust them ever again. However, what if it was someone you loved and they lied about something so grave it could tear your whole family apart?
Tell Me Something Real is a story about truth, lies and the gray line in between. The reader will feel pity, anger, sadness, shock and everything in between. When the one person you thought you really trusted is living a lie... what do you do?
This story will make even the people who don't like to read, want to read. It is a very convincing and realistic story about the devastation of mental illness and the impact it can have on entire families. Be sure to have a box of tissues handy when you read this story. You are going to need them!!!
- @avidreader16 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Three sisters face dark times in their life, with an ill mother, but want to keep their family together. It's a powerful story with heartfelt characters.

- Chloe, Teen Volunteer

cmlibrary_jgavin Jan 12, 2017

Submitted by Sasha S.

In the book "Tell me something real," main character Vanessa is a middle child. Her older sister Adrienne is fearless and beautiful. Her younger sister Marie is sweet and loved. They lean on one another and are very close, even more so now that their mother has leukemia. The family tries to stay strong and together for the pain surely to come. But not everything is as it seems, as something much worse than cancer surrounds them.

This book is full of unexpected twists and turns, happiness, anger, tears and laughter. It is very deep and meaningful. I really enjoyed reading this book.

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amistein
Sep 01, 2016

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