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.