Only the Pretty Lies by Rebekah Crane audiobook

Only the Pretty Lies

By Rebekah Crane
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Brilliance Audio 9781542019644
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A young love story about breaking painful legacies by the author of The Upside of Falling Down. Convention doesn’t carry much weight in Alder Creek. It doesn’t in Amoris Westmore’s family either. Daughter of a massage therapist and a pothead artist, inheritor of her grandmother’s vinyl collection, and blissfully entering her senior year in high school, Amoris never wants to leave her progressive hometown. Why should she? Everything changes when Jamison Rush moves in next door. Jamison was Amoris’s first crush, and their last goodbye still stings. But Jamison stirs more than bittersweet memories. One of the few Black students in Alder Creek, Jamison sees Amoris’s idyllic town through different eyes. He encourages Amoris to look a little closer, too. When Jamison discovers a racist mural at Alder Creek High, Amoris’s worldview is turned upside down. Now Amoris must decide where she stands and whom she stands by, threatening her love for the boy who stole her heart years ago. Maybe Alder Creek isn’t the town Amoris thinks it is. She’s certainly no longer the girl she used to be.

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Summary

Summary

A young love story about breaking painful legacies by the author of The Upside of Falling Down.

Convention doesn’t carry much weight in Alder Creek. It doesn’t in Amoris Westmore’s family either. Daughter of a massage therapist and a pothead artist, inheritor of her grandmother’s vinyl collection, and blissfully entering her senior year in high school, Amoris never wants to leave her progressive hometown. Why should she?

Everything changes when Jamison Rush moves in next door. Jamison was Amoris’s first crush, and their last goodbye still stings. But Jamison stirs more than bittersweet memories. One of the few Black students in Alder Creek, Jamison sees Amoris’s idyllic town through different eyes. He encourages Amoris to look a little closer, too. When Jamison discovers a racist mural at Alder Creek High, Amoris’s worldview is turned upside down.

Now Amoris must decide where she stands and whom she stands by, threatening her love for the boy who stole her heart years ago. Maybe Alder Creek isn’t the town Amoris thinks it is. She’s certainly no longer the girl she used to be.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Inspired by a true event, Crane (The Infinite Pieces of Us, 2018) earnestly explores how silence perpetuates racism and what it means to be antiracist…With countless quotable lines like ‘Love is a human right, not a reward for good behavior,’ and timely antiracism discussion, this is a YA novel with love and substance. Booklist (starred review)
A naïve girl is forced to reconcile truths she thought she knew with the reality of the boy she loves. A romance that tackles serious issues… Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Rebekah Crane

Author Bio: Rebekah Crane

Rebekah Crane is the author of several critically acclaimed young adult novels, including Only the Pretty Lies, Postcards for a Songbird, The Infinite Pieces of Us, The Upside of Falling Down, The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland, Aspen, and Playing Nice. A former high school English teacher, Crane now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where the altitude only enhances the writing experience. For more information about the author and her work, visit RebekahCrane.com.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 8.46
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English