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by Rayna York
Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: May 12th 2019
It was never easy for Cassie and her mother, struggling to make ends meet in their tiny apartment in The Bronx, but they had each other and that was enough. When her mother dies suddenly from an aggressive form of cancer, Cassie is forced to finish high school in California while living with the wealthy family of her mother's closest friend—a women she never knew existed.
Living with the Stantons is the complete opposite of what she's used to—the massive house, a father figure, and Cody, the spoiled, insanely good-looking son with the bedroom across the hall.
Broken with grief and struggling to fit in, Cassie meets Mila, a female powerhouse that helps her cope with a hidden past, the overwhelming present, and a shared experience no one should have to endure—a nightmare they both thought was over.
Warning: Although this book is classified as Young Adult, I recommended it for mature readers due to explicit language.
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After losing her mother, Cassie is forced to leave the only life she's ever known and travel across the country to live with her mother's close friend, a women Cassie only recently met. It doesn't take long for Cassie to realize she didn't really know her mom like she thought she did and much of what she believed was a lie. Full of bitterness and resentment at the hand she's been dealt, Cassie struggles to let anyone get close to her. Will she be able to overcome her emotions before she pushes everyone away, including those who genuinely care?
The captivating storyline has a budding romance, a blossoming friendship, and a twist that keeps readers glued to the pages. The characters are vibrant and well developed and I found myself deeply invested in their lives.
Everything I Knew to be True is a must read for teens and fans of young adult stories. I recommend picking up a copy.
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