Tell Me Something Real

Tell Me Something Real

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Three sisters struggle with the bonds that hold their family together as they face a darkness settling over their lives in this masterfully written debut novel. There are three beautiful blond Babcock sisters: gorgeous and foul-mouthed Adrienne, observant and shy Vanessa, and the youngest and best-loved, Marie. Their mother is ill with leukemia and the girls spend a lot of time with her at a Mexican clinic across the border from their San Diego home so she can receive alternative treatments. Vanessa is the middle child, a talented pianist who is trying to hold her family together despite the painful loss that they all know is inevitable. As she and her sisters navigate first loves and college dreams, they are completely unaware that an illness far more insidious than cancer poisons their home. Their world is about to shatter under the weight of an incomprehensible betrayal...
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 30mm | 408g
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • f-c jacket (spfx: embossing) uncoated stock; digital
  • 148146115X
  • 9781481461153

Review quote

* "It's rare to find such a large group of characters who are so well-developed as to be almost real, and the prose is eloquent and precise, every word chosen with care. . . this debut is hands-down one of a kind."-- "Kirkus Reviews, starred review"
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Rating details

1,027 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 18% (184)
4 41% (417)
3 30% (313)
2 9% (93)
1 2% (20)
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