I'm so thrilled to welcome Sarah Bannan - the author of Weightless - to Love 'Em for the finale of her blog tour. If you want to become more familiar with the book first, read my review HERE!
And make sure to enter the giveaway at the end!
5 Truths and a Lie about Me
In Adamsville, Alabama, rumour is gospel. It's the gospel truth.
At Adams High, the girls spread the word like they're apostles on a holy mission, spreading gossip, half-remembered memories, overheard conversations, intercepted texts.
In WEIGHTLESS, the narrators spend their days and nights talking. Texting. Tweeting. Messaging. Relaying truths and lies and a million things in between. They've known Brooke Moore and Gemma Davies since they were in diapers, have pined for Andrew Wright and Shane Duggan from the time they could put two words together. And they know lots about every one of them - only it's hard to tell how much they've gotten right. Even they have trouble remembering sometimes.
When Carolyn Lessing comes to Adamsville, Alabama, she's a blank slate. She's beautiful, sophisticated, stylish. She has money and intelligence and talent. She's the fastest swimmer on the team. But what her peers know about her - and what we know about her - is limited. Fuzzy. As sketchy as can be. Our picture of her is pieced together from a handful of conversations. A half dozen overheard encounters. A few stray texts. An incomplete Facebook profile.
As the year progresses, everybody - the narrators, the cheerleaders, the football players, the parents, the teachers, the principal, the Reverend - tries to cobble together a version of this girl. The new girl. Carolyn Lessing.
And it's not clear if they even really want to know the truth - or if they'd rather believe some truths and not others, swallow some lies and then go on and invent some more. The line between truth and fiction is hard to find. And they tell so many lies, to one another and themselves, it gets hard to keep track.
Do you remember that game you used to play at slumber parties? 5 Truths and a Lie? It was never an easy, and in Adamsville, it'd be impossible. But I thought we could try it out on me. To see how good a liar I am. Or not.
So...here we go...five truths and a lie...
- I still sleep with a security blanket (I am 36 years of age)
- I've been vegetarian since my 16th birthday
- I'm allergic to cats and nuts
- I can't ride a bike
- When I was seven, I told my first grade teacher my biggest fear was...FAILURE
- I have lived in Dublin, Ireland longer than I have lived anywhere else
Because I can now reveal that Sarah's lie is...Number 2! She's not a vegetarian. Did she trick you?
Can I fool you too?
What am I lying about?
- I am an introvert but I love meeting new people
- I love my cat more than most people
- Before I started my blog, I had to ask my brother's help with anything computer related
- I can play the saxophone, clarinet and mallet percussion
- I'm terrified of the ocean
- I don't like shaking people's hands. At all. Ever.
Thanks to Sarah Bannan and Bloomsbury Australia for having me on the blog tour!