Shannon Grade 7
My Whole Truth by Mischa Thrace
This book tells the story of Seelie Stanton, a girl who was attacked and nearly killed, and then charged with murder. Other important characters in the book are her group of friends, “the avengers”. They support her throughout the book and through the many twists and turns the book takes.
Seelie spends the majority of the book fighting to clear her name. One of the main problems with proving her innocence is that the boy she killed has a father who is a judge in their small town and he will stop at nothing to make sure she spends the rest of her life behind bars. She feels like she has no adults in her life to turn to. Luckily for her she has this group of friends she can trust can she? Are her friends truly her friends or are they in on the whole murder plot?
Seelie’s character grows and changes a lot throughout the book. She really discovers her “voice” and realizes she is in control of everything that has happened and what will come in her future. She finally realizes that telling the whole truth is the only way to help others that may be in her situation one day.
I would definitely recommend this book to other teens. Lots of the chapters end in cliffhangers which make you want to keep reading on and on. The reason I only gave it 4/5 is because some of the scenes would be more appropriate for high school and not necessarily middle school kids. Some of the topics are just a little too dark for middle school.