The Truth about Lilly Barnes by: Kimberly Russell

Title: The Truth about Lilly Barnes
Author: Kimberly Russell
Pages: 343
Source: Lightning Book Promotions Book Tour
Format: Paperback


“Today is the day it is going to happen. I’m not melancholy or nervous. I just want to get it over with more than anything. Today is the day that I, Lilly Barnes, die.”

Lilly Barnes doesn’t want to live anymore. She is prepared to leave her life, family, and more importantly, her best friend Buddy behind for good. But, why? What could be so horrible that it makes a young girl want to end her life? Find out in The Truth about Lilly Barnes.

My Thoughts:

This was sent to me via the author as part of a blog tour for a honest and fair review.  There aren’t many people who could pull of this sort of book.  Kimberly Russell has the ability to write about things we would rather not talk about.  Lilly Barnes has horrible secrets that she can’t seem to talk about.  She tries to kill herself hoping that would end the horror in her mind but it didn’t go as planned.  Lilly’s family is about as dysfunctional as can get.  The only one she cares about is Buddy and his family which turn out to be her saving grace.  It was an awesome raw look at what some teens go through that parents don’t always know about!  Kudos to Ms Russell for attempting this type of story.


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One thought on “The Truth about Lilly Barnes by: Kimberly Russell

  1. LBPromotions (@LightningBP) September 14, 2012 at 9:13 am Reply

    Thanks for posting! ~Stormi, Lightning Book Promotions

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