Book: Before The Lies
Author: Elaine May
Publication Date: 3/31/2016
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars
*May contain spoilers *
Rosa really did not get a normal childhood. Her parents began pushing her for prim and properness very early in life. She even had to go to many dinner events just because they forced it upon her. Her father really made her endure a horrible life with his displeasure that she had been born a girl and not a boy. She meets Jonnie at a dinner her family had given. At first, everything was ok, then he asks how old she is, and oh boy can we say awkward?
This was a very sweet story of growing up. Anything horrible a girl can find herself going through well Rosa goes through it.
And Jonnie has been harboring a little secret of his own. Oh boy what a roller coaster this book is. The ending however is what blew this story to a 5 star for me it was truly heartbreaking yet glorious as well.
I was gifted a copy of this book for my honest review.