This Much is True
Publication Date: February 4, 2014
Length: 432 pages
BlurbFate brings them together
Fame & Lies keep them apart
One truth remains…
She’s become the Paly High girl with the most tragic story…
At 17, Tally Landon just wants to graduate and leave for New York to pursue ballet. Her best friend Marla convinces her to attend one last party—a college party—where she can be among strangers and evade the whisperings about her heartbreaking loss that follows her everywhere she goes. She meets Lincoln Presley, Stanford’s famous baseball wonder and has a little fun at his expense when she lies about her age and who she really is intent on being someone else for the night and escaping her tragic story.
His only focus is baseball, but he can’t forget the girl he saved on Valentine’s Day…
At 22, Lincoln Presley’s star is on the rise—about to finish at Stanford and expected to be taken early in Major League Baseball’s upcoming draft—his cousin’s party serves as a welcome distraction. But then, he sees the girl from Valentine’s Day that he saved from that horrific car accident and can’t quite hide his disappointment when she appears to look right through him and not remember him at all. He vows to learn her name at least before he leaves. What’s the harm in getting to know this girl? What’s the worst that can happen?
They share this incredible connection, but fate soon tests these star-crossed lovers in all kinds of ways...
And yet, despite the lies being told to protect the other, and the trappings of fame that continually separate them, and in lieu of the deception by those they’ve come to trust the most; one truth remains.
This much is true.
Overall Rating: 5
So I'm going to try a new form of reviewing books and please comment if you prefer this one or the old one.
First off, I'm going to talk about the cover. Let's be honest, the cover of this book wasn't that eye-catching. If not for the awesome reviews on good reads and for the very intriguing synopsis, I would have never read this book. I know that don't judge a book by it's cover and all that but,
one of the first thing a reader will see is the cover and if it doesn't look good, it may lose potential readers.
Well this is what I was really excited to talk about. The plot is about Tally, an aspiring ballerina who has a great future ahead of her when her sister dies in a car accident which she was there to witness. After that things start to go downwards. She meets Lincoln Presley at a party and she was adamant on their relationship just being a one-night stand. But Lincoln doesn't want that and this is the start of their story.
Have you ever felt like the only thing that would make you feel better is to cry? Well that is how this book would make you feel. It
was so heartbreaking for the most part and even if it was hurting me almost to the point of physical pain, I could not for the life of me put it down. That is how good the book is.
One thing I did not like was how the characters acted when they don't get what they want. It was childish and very irritating, if they didn't do half of those things most of their problems would not have happened.
The characters started out to be people I wouldn't like but since this book was long, the characters had the time to grow up and be someone I could look up to.
Tally made decisions which I was really irritated and made me really dislike her, but ultimately the decisions she made was for the betterment of all she loved so I guess that makes her somewhat likeable.
Lincoln was childish too in some occasions but he was such a likeable character that I could not get mad at him, add in the fact that he's a total hottie, hating him would seem pretty impossible.
Full of second chances and lies, this book is perfect for people who love happy ever afters.
Received digital edition from publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.