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Truth or Dare

Barbara Dee


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Paperback (9/19/2017)


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?

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."
— Kirkus Reviews

"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."
— School Library Journal

"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."

Aladdin, 9781481459686, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 20, 2016

About the Author

Barbara Dee is the author of twelve middle grade novels published by Simon & Schuster, including Violets Are BlueMy Life in the Fish Tank, Maybe He Just Likes You, Everything I Know About You, Halfway Normal, and Star-Crossed. Her books have earned several starred reviews and have been named to many best-of lists, including the The Washington Post’s Best Children’s Books, the ALA Notable Children’s Books, the ALA Rise: A Feminist Book Project List, the NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, and the ALA Rainbow List Top Ten. Barbara lives with her family, including a naughty cat named Luna and a sweet rescue hound named Ripley, in Westchester County, New York.