When I first saw this book, I dismissed it. I thought the book would be childish, boring and not to my reading tastes. But then I wanted something to read and I remembered a book. This book that I had dismissed so readily has ended up being one of my favorite books that I have ever read.
Sometimes We Tell the Truth is a novel written by author Kim Zarins based off of the Canterbury Tales. A competition for a free A in Jeff’s (the main character) Civics class setts off a round of stories that revel truths, secrets and insecurities to each other. Long bus rides have a way of making you realize certain things about yourself. Such as you are in love and that you need to have better friends. Through this book I have realized that the things we dismiss so readily often become the most important and wonderful in our lives. Because the book that I had dismissed so readily has ended up being one of my favorite books. By the second chapter I was hooked. The way that each person can relate to a different story is what I believe makes this book so entertaining and powerful to read.
This book is one of the few stories that makes you laugh, cry and hopeful all through the span of a couple of pages. This is a wonderful debut novel from Kim Zarins, I hope she writes another wonderful book soon.