Truth or Dare by Barbara Dee

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A few white lies during a simple game of truth or dare spin out of control and make life very complicated for Lia in this brand-new novel from Barbara Dee.

When Lia returns after a summer with her eccentric aunt, it feels like everything has changed within her group of five friends. Everyone just seems more…dramatic. And after playing a game of Truth or Dare, Lia discovers how those divides are growing wider, and tells a few white lies about what really happened over the summer in order to “keep up.” But is “keeping up” with her BFFs really worth it?

About Barbara Dee

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Barbara Dee is the author of The (Almost) Perfect Guide to Imperfect Boys, Trauma Queen, This Is Me From Now On, Solving Zoe (Bank Street Best Children’s Books), and Just Another Day in My Insanely Real Life (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Her next book, Star-Crossed, will be published by Aladdin/S&S Spring 2017. Barbara is one of the founders and directors of the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival. She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her family, two naughty cats, and a rescue hound dog named Ripley. Barbara blogs at Read more about Barbara at
Published September 20, 2016 by Aladdin. 256 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Gr 5–8—Lia, a seventh grader, cannot bear the idea that her friends have reached puberty before her. But facts are facts, and Lia still has no boobs, and her first period has yet to arrive. Told from Lia's point of view, this title follows five seventh graders, all focused on belonging and keepin...

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