What a fabulous debut from Dawn Ford! Knee-high Lies is a gritty and realistic page-turner about one teen’s bravery and perseverance when life keeps knocking her down. Despite all the problems thrown Avery’s way, she never gives up. Now she’s not perfect by a long shot, but that’s what makes her so relatable. And those *knee-high lies* she tells to protect herself end up hurting her, as they always do. We can learn a lot from Avery’s experience.
Loved this debut novel by Dawn Ford. Raw emotions, unexpected twists, realistic dialogue. Looking forward to her next book. A great read for the YA (and adult!) audience.
This young adult novel was at times endearing, heartbreaking, and overall charming. There was plenty of angst, romance, mean girls, and life problems to go around, but the characters felt so real I was almost afraid I was back in high school again:) That said, I would definitely recommend this book to any teen girl or young woman. It doesn’t sweep tough issues under the carpet as though they don’t exist, but it doesn’t glorify them either. The author writes about underage drinking, dating, and broken families with finesse. This novel made me laugh and cry, and trust me that is no easy feat.