Truth or Dare (Hardcover)

By Barbara Dee

Aladdin, 9781481459686, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 20, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/19/2017)

List Price: 16.99*
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A few white lies during a simple game of truth or dare spin out of control and make life very complicated for Lia in this brand-new novel from Barbara Dee.

When Lia returns after a summer with her eccentric aunt, it feels like everything has changed within her group of five friends. Everyone just seems more…dramatic. And after playing a game of Truth or Dare, Lia discovers how those divides are growing wider, and tells a few white lies about what really happened over the summer in order to “keep up.” But is “keeping up” with her BFFs really worth it?

About the Author

Barbara Dee is the author of several middle grade novels including Maybe He Just Likes You, Everything I Know About YouHalfway Normal, and Star-Crossed. Her books have received several starred reviews and been included on many best-of lists, including the ALA Rainbow List Top Ten, the Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, and the NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. Star-Crossed was also a Goodreads Choice Awards finalist. Barbara is one of the founders of the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival. She lives with her family, including a naughty cat named Luna and a sweet rescue hound dog named Ripley, in Westchester County, New York.

Praise For Truth or Dare

"Lia's problems ring fully true, and her eventually learned life lessons are timeless. Entertaining bibliotherapy, but also a useful road map to resolution of the age-old problem of severe cattiness."

"Dee has a keen ear for middle school worries… This is a good book to give to middle schoolers, especially young women on the verge of puberty."

"Dee captures the anxious intensity of a middle-school friend group with crystal clarity and warm sympathy...This book offers plenty of understanding , with some extra wisdom for girls worried about facing the harbingers of adolescence."