Truth and Kisses

168p. (The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair: Bk. 3). Darby Creek. Sept. 2014. Tr $17.95. ISBN 9781467709279. LC 2013045913.
Gr 5–8—Life is still topsy-turvy for the boisterous April Sinclair as she deals with old flames, new friendships, and a hot, secret crush. A solid series for tweens who want to read YA romance books but perhaps aren't mature enough just yet.
April navigates the trials and tribulations of teenage friendships and family life in these third (Truth) and fourth (Love) books. Realistic scenarios aren't solved too neatly, and secondary characters complement April's introspective journal entries. Romantic entanglements (by Love, she's officially dating hot neighbor Matt) are more sophisticated and colorful as April nears high school. A natural choice for fans of the Alice series. Review covers these The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair titles: Love or Something Like It and Truth and Kisses.

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