To Be Honest

To Be Honest

Savannah is dreading being home alone with her overbearing mother after her sister goes off to college. But if she can just get through senior year, she'll be able to escape to college, too. What she doesn't count on is that her mother's obsession with weight has only grown deeper since her appearance on an extreme weight-loss show, and now Savvy's mom is pressuring her even harder to be constantly mindful of what she eats.

Between her mom's diet-helicoptering, missing her sister, and worrying about her collegiate future, Savvy has enough to worry about. And then she meets George, the cute new kid at school who has insecurities of his own. As Savvy and George grow closer, they help each other discover how to live in the moment and enjoy the here and now before it disappears.

Title:To Be Honest
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250183156
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About Maggie Ann Martin

Maggie Ann Martin hails from Des Moines, Iowa but moonlights as a New Yorker. She has a shiny new BA in English and Journalism from the University of Iowa, the most welcoming literary community in the world. When she is not writing, you can find her binge watching TV shows or passionately fangirling over fictional characters on the Internet. The Big F is her debut novel.


    To Be Honest Reviews

  • destiny ? [howling libraries]

    I don’t read “fluffy” contemporary titles very often; if I do, it’s probably either because it’s a random, rare exception, a nostalgic favorite, or diverse in some way that I can’t pass up...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    So much about this book hit me SO close to home, but not in the ways that I was expecting! The main plot of this one and the romance are honestly pretty average, but I ended up LOVING it because of th...

  • Christy

    4 stars!! I’ve been in a huge YA mood lately, and To Be Honest really hit the spot. I listened to the audio book and the narrator was great. She voiced Savannah perfectly. Savannah is a normal teen...

  • Trina (Between Chapters)

    The story was a bit simple for my taste BUT I read this for the fat rep, which I thought was great. The rep is necessary, but it could be triggering because the main character faces a lot of abusive f...

  • Elizabeth

    To Be Honest, this is one of the top three best YA contemporaries I've ever read.See what I did there?I have never read a book about a plus-size protagonist who didn't want to lose weight, nor has the...

  • Fizah(Books tales by me)

    Actual Rating 4.5I would like to thank Xpresso Book Tours, NetGalley and Maggie Ann Martin for the digital arc in exchange for an honest Review! I didn’t expect that I thought this book will revolve...

  • andrea caro

    Firstly, let me thank Goodreads and Fierce Reads for sending me this ARC! This cover is gorgeous."News flash: fat isn’t a bad word, Mom."Savannah is fed up. You know those diet shows where people sp...

  • ambsreads

    this was powerful. i may write a full review but i honestly don’t think i could do this justice tbh ...

  • Lilly (Lair Of Books)

    ARC provided by the Publisher in exchange for an honest reviewFULL REVIEW MAY ALSO BE VIEWED ON LAIR OF BOOKS🖤 Thank you Swoon Reads for the ARC copy in exchange for an honest review 🖤PLOTWe mee...

  • TL

    Thinking it over, overall I did enjoy the book but I wish some things had been elaborated on more (view spoiler)[Stuff with Savvy's Dad and Mom, the newspaper story couple examples (hide spoiler)]. Th...