Be True to Me
This is a great story concept, absent the overuse of 70s jargon and a bit of the Happy Days mentality. The setting for this triangle love story is a 1976 vacation island. Perhaps the best audience for the book is adults from that era as opposed to young adults who cannot connect with the 70s. Additionally, the elements portrayed are a bit juicy, further indicating that the audience should be older. With that in mind, I would recommend this book for an adult or a more mature teenager.
A unique aspect of this book is the italicized phrase preceding each chapter. This is like a foreshadowing of what is going to happen. My favorite part of the book is Fritz’s final section. I felt connected to the character through her strong emotions. Also, I liked the ending, which drastically contrasted with the entire mood of the book.
|Page Count||352 pages|
|Publisher||Algonquin Young Readers|
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