Book Review #3 : The Honest Truth

Hi guys! Sorry I haven’t done a book review for aaaaages. This is only my third one. Anyway, a couple of months ago I read an incredible book from the library called ‘The Honest Truth’. It was so good I couldn’t put it down. My mum read it on the way to London and she actually cried!


TITLE: The Honest Truth

BY: Dan Gemeinhart


BLURB: Mark is like anyone else his age.  He loves his dog, his best friend Jessie and hiking.  But he also has cancer.

When his illness returns, he decides he’s had enough of hospitals and treatments.  So Mark runs away from it all, with just his small dog for company-and a big plan to climb to the top of Mount Rainier, even if it is the last thing he ever does…

WHY I LIKE/DON’T LIKE IT: I really, really enjoyed this book because it is a “you can’t put it down” sort of book and it’s very thrilling.  It’s also upsetting and exciting in places, so keep a box of tissues handy.  This book is probably one of the best books I’ve ever read, and that’s saying something!


THE BOOK IN THREE WORDS: Inspiring-Tearful-Adventurous

PLACES TO BUY: I borrowed mine from my local library, but I imagine all good bookshops and libraries will have it.

RECOMMENDATION: I recommend this book for nine plus and for readers who love tension and thrillers.

RATING: 100/10

Thanks for reading my review, and if you like it, why don’t YOU try it? Let me know in the comments if you do!

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  • Reply August 26, 2017

    Linda wilce

    I enjoyed your review Ella & will have a look at this book on my kindle

    • Reply August 27, 2017

      Ella Ridgway

      Thank you Linda! It truly is an incredible book 🙂

  • Reply August 27, 2017

    Grace Moore

    Hi Ella,

    I have just read your most recent book review and have been taken aback by how beautifully written and wonderful it is. For such a young age you are an incredible author and such an inspirational figure both to me and lots of other girls who are chasing their dreams. Your passion and determination shines through your writing and it is so inspiring to see how passionate you are about writing – I will definitely be giving this book a read!

    I wish you the best of luck in your future, never lose sight of your dreams and always believe in yourself. X

    • Reply August 29, 2017

      Ella Ridgway

      Thank you ever so much, Grace! I will definitely follow your advice! Watch out for more posts 🙂

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