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The Almost Truth Teen con artist Sadie might be over her head To escape her backwards small town delusional mom jailbird dad and the tiny trailer where she was raised she also must leave Brendan Sadie wants a bett

  • Title: The Almost Truth
  • Author: Eileen Cook
  • ISBN: 9781442440197
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Almost Truth By Eileen Cook, Teen con artist Sadie might be over her head To escape her backwards small town, delusional mom, jailbird dad, and the tiny trailer where she was raised, she also must leave Brendan Sadie wants a better life, and she has been working steadily toward it, one con at a time, until her mother wipes out her savings Brendan helps devise the ultimate con But the lies SadTeen con artist Sadie might be over her head To escape her backwards small town, delusional mom, jailbird dad, and the tiny trailer where she was raised, she also must leave Brendan Sadie wants a better life, and she has been working steadily toward it, one con at a time, until her mother wipes out her savings Brendan helps devise the ultimate con But the lies Sadie spins, the she starts falling for her own hoax, and perhaps for the wrong boy Sadie wanted to change her life, but she wasn t prepared to have it flipped upside down by her own deception With her future at stake and her heart on the line, she suddenly has than just money to lose.

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    1. Originally posted at OMFG BooksWhenever I see something about cons or con artists, my mind immediately goes to the tv show LOST and Sawyer LOST was one of the best television shows of all time and Sawyer was one of my favorite characters I m always intrigued by stories like these and I was interested to see how a book about a young con artist and her life would go Well, I thought it went great.Sadie s life is anything but perfect She grew up in a trailer on a resort island full of rich people He [...]

    2. 5 10 , , POV , , , , 3.71, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 5 10

    3. Won my free copy in First Reads This review is my honest opinion unaffected by having won.3.5 stars rounded up to 4 This book was an entertaining story The main character Sadie grew up as one of the poorer people on an island populated by many who are very affluent Her father is a con artist who spends time in jail than in Sadie s life and her mom is someone who escapes the harsh world by inventing new versions of events and realties in her mind.I really liked the character of Sadie She does so [...]

    4. Imagine leading a completely different life than the one others think you have Sadie lives in a small town and wants nothing than to leave and better her life When her mother takes her entire life savings in one go, she realizes she needs to make money and fast This leads her to con a family that she thinks could be her long lost family.I liked the plot in this oneYou don t get a teenager who cons people in YA books so it reminded me a bit of White Collar She was particularly humourous which I [...]

    5. The Almost Truth is one of those kind of perfectly done books that only come up once in awhile Sadie s story is so well drawn, so perfectly paced, so twisty turnywithout being cheesy or cliche This is how you do a YA contemporary novel.I can t really explain why this worked so well for me Maybe it was the fact that every time I thought I knew what was going to happen at the end, I turned a page and Eileen Cook showed me that she was one step ahead of me Maybe it was the fact that I really didn t [...]

    6. This is my third Eileen Cook book As much as I enjoyed the first two The Education of Hailey Kendrickand Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood this is easily my favorite This story twists and turns and you think you have it figured out, then you change your mind, then you change your mind again A powerful and heart felt book that will make you question a lot of things that on the surface seem easy I can t say much about it without giving away important things Go read it.

    7. I read a lot of YA books, even though I am so far from Y I am practically O However, I am I for Immature, so I rarely have problems enjoying this particular genre.As I read others reviews, though, I know I am officially O, because I find the narrator protagonist Sadie incredibly sympathetic She has excelled in school and works hard, despite being brought up by a mother who gives up on mothering and a con artist father who is in and out of jail Her intelligence and industriousness are impressive. [...]

    8. OMG I was kind of in a reading shlump for quite a few years then discovered my love for reading again, I reccomend this book for people who are unsure of the genre they want to read this made me feel happy to be reading again its one of those books you are not able to pout down when I started reading I understood better maybe a few chapters in that I knew what kind of book I love it kept me on the edge of my seat literally wondering what happens next I loved the ending and the middle where there [...]

    9. Sadie s a con artist I know that makes her seem like a bad person, but she really isn t She runs small cons, partly because that makes it less likely that she ll get caught but also because that means no one loses than they can afford to And it s for a good cause getting her away from her hometown and into a good college.And then her mom steals all her money, leaving Sadie completely broke and with just a few months to earn it all back She has a great idea for a big con, the biggest she s ever [...]

    10. view spoiler I m disappointed with this book than anything It showed so much potential and though I was immersed from start to finish I felt the story wasn t complete Sadie and her family have a great background Her childhood pretty much sucked and she became a product of her environment Though the story did show many similarities between a few movies and books the characters and storyline were unique enough to make it interesting Such as her desire to flee the island and go to Berkley even if [...]

    11. The Almost Truth was the first Eileen Cook book I ve read so I didn t know what to expect Cover and synopsis are deceiving I thought it will be something like Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott and Heist Society by Ally Carter but the whole storyline was revolving around Sadie s identity and finally accepting herself.Sadie s lived with her mum in a trailer park hoping that she will escape her miserable life when she goes to college in the fall but after her mum spent the money she was saving for [...]

    12. This sounds like such a great premise it reminds me a little bit of a tv movie I saw a long time ago that I really liked, called Caroline , starring Stephanie Zimbalist of Remington Steele fame It also reminds me of The Face on the Milk Carton, which I never actually read, but somehow I know the story I also love cover photos where the girl is crossing her fingers behind her back while kissing the guy It seems like there have been a few lately, and it always portends drama and plot a liciousness [...]

    13. This review is super long because it s going up sometime this week on my blog.I was scrolling through my ebook library last night, and feeling a bit giddy looking at all the covers since I finally uploaded all my ebooks to Google Play Books, and my eyes fell upon The Almost Truth.I basically inhaled it.Like Unraveling Isobel, The Almost Truth is a mystery set on an island a ferry away from Seattle It has a side of romance as well, though I admit I didn t care very much for it this time The premi [...]

    14. 3.5 stars I enjoyed the writing style, but the ending felt rushed and I don t think the author did a great job balancing breezy teen romance with some of the darker elements that emerge later in the novel.

    15. One of the better books I ve read so far in 2013I really enjoyed the almost truth I liked it so much than I thought I would There were only a couple small nit picky things that kept me from giving this book five stars but I ll get to that later Let s start with the positive Sadie is a realistic teenage character and easily likeable, as is her best friend Brendan Sadie faces all of her problems with admirable strength and she s actually very smart I can t recall one time when she was whining and [...]

    16. This story revolves around our main character, Sadie, and her struggle with finding herself or discovering her identity I want to say from the start that I did not enjoy this book as much as I have enjoyed others by Eileen Cook, but I still liked the story and the plot Sadie wants than anything to get off the island she has grown up on, and to attend Berkley where she can finally make a new name for herself Her father has been in and out of jail for most of her life and her mother can barely ma [...]

    17. The Almost Truth is my first Eileen Cook novel and I waltzed into it armed with nothing but the heady feeling of reading a book by a local author Ever since I started my Masters program, I have been meeting a lot of local authors who write for children and young adults and for the first time ever, I feel a certain fascination with these brilliant people who dig deep into themselves and produce such startling results Even though I may not personally love all the books I read, I still respect that [...]

    18. I can t decide whether to rate this book only one, or a generous two stars The concept was interesting, an eighteen year old girl called Sadie who desperately wants to leave her home town and the trailer where she lives with her parents however, her father spends most of his time in jail She s a con artist who needs money for college so she can accomplish her dreams, but when her mother steals the money she s been saving, her dream seems incredibly far away Then she thinks she might be someone e [...]

    19. Kurzreview The Almost Truth konnte mich ma los begeistern Es ist ungelogen eines der besten Contemporary B cher, die ich jemals gelesen habe und verdient mehr Aufmerksamkeit Ich hatte mir wirklich nicht eine so wahnsinnig gute Geschichte erwartet Was ich wirklich super finde ist, dass der Klappentext NULL verr t Zu oft kommen Spoiler darin vor oder man macht sich schon eine bestimmte Vorstellung vom Buch, aber hieraa, da weckt der Klappentext Interesse und das Buch h lt immer noch 100 berraschun [...]

    20. This book was one of the worse books I have ever read I was looking around my local library to find something short to read I just needed something short and YA because they are easy to read.So starting this book was easy, and reading about how she is a con artist, I wasn t sure how I would feel about her But once I read about how she switched the 10 for a 5 and asked for another 5 because she wasn t given enough change And since then I didn t like her.Brandon was annoying too And she would cons [...]

    21. Sadie is an 18 year old con artist, saving up little by little to help pay for her college tuition so she can finally be off the small Washington island where she lives and away from her in and out of prison dad and trailer living mom When she sees a flyer about an upcoming event to help bring awareness to a missing child case that happened on the island 15 years earlier, she s startled to see her own resemblance to the time elapsed photo of the missing girl She thinks maybe this could be the ul [...]

    22. My Thoughts I was blown away by this one I read a few reviews saying it didn t have much romance and wasn t all they thought it would be.But myself, I still loved it quite a bit We are introduced to Sadie who has always lived with her mother and father Her mother is kind of a loner and her father is always in and out of jail He is good at cons, or maybe not so good since he sure does get caught a lot Sadie has picked up a bit from him but she only uses it to steal money for college and never ove [...]

    23. Meine Erwartungen an diese Geschichte waren ENORM Ich schiebe diese Schuld auf eine gewisse Bloggerin, deren Name ich jetzt hier mal nicht nennen werde hust Tanja hust Ich muss vorneweg sagen, dass meine Erwartungen leider nicht erf llt worden sind, dass ich aber glaube, dass es eben daran lag, dass sie so hoch waren Ich fand das Buch also gut, aber eben nicht sehr gut.Es geht hier um die junge Sadie, die in eine Familie hineingeboren wurde, die ganz unten auf der Karriereleiter steht Sie ist in [...]

    24. First off, the cover is a little bit deceiving The 2 teens in an embrace would scream love story, then read the back and see that its about con artistry and your mind just races with other ideas Though there is a bit of romance play out in The Almost Truth, it is no where near as much as one would think based on the cover alone Sadie has had it rough, she lives in a trailer with a hotel maid for a mother, and a father who can t stay out of jail All Sadie wants is to get away, go to school and be [...]

    25. Review first published on my blog Feeling a Little Bookish bookworm meags222 Wow, what can I say about this book It was fantastic I have been in the worst reading slump I have even been in since I can remember It started in August and continued until this month and this is one of those books that reaffirmed that I indeed do LOVE to read This book is about Sadie whose mother steals her college money from her Sadie then has to think of a new scheme to try and get money to get away from all the cha [...]

    26. A ripoff of Caroline Cooney s The Face on a Milk Carton which left me wanting detergent for my brain at the end because nothing says healthy, mature relationship like teen sex after finding out on the part of the girl that the only father you can remember actually kidnapped you from your real parents and gave you to his wife to raise after their real child conveniently for the plot died and on the part of the con man boy you are helping the girl s pretend parents flee the country while the girl [...]

    27. This is my first Eileen Cook book To be honest, I had almost put it down and sent it back, but then I decided to give it a few pages and that s when I caught the hook The girl is a con artist and her upbringing led her to become one But it s THE con I won t say what it is that hooked me, despite the feeling that I knew where this was going, I still wanted to continue with the journey to see how this girl got there The story does bring you to a loop, second guessing yourself if perhaps your gues [...]

    28. SUCH A GOOD BOOK I have never read a book by Eileen Cook before, so this is my first I am very impressed and will read by her.The whole story kept me guessing I couldn t decide what was going to happen This book keeps you on your toes, which I love Secrets are uncovered, Sadie s parents have a strong love and everything about this book is incredible.Eileen thought of a great idea and executed it well Her characters were all real and you could feel what Sadie was feeling.I highly recommend this [...]

    29. I love Eileen Cook s novels they always manage to be unique, but with a classic feel, the kind of book teens will read for years to come Her newest is such a book surprisingly warm, with an instantly likable main character, and unexpected twists and turns Despite the sometimes unhappy subject matter, The Almost Truth left me feeling good

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