BOOK REVIEW: The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart

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Seven Stories Learning and Participation Assistant Jenny Rohde reviews The Honest Truth by Dan Germeinhart (Chicken House, £6.99)

The mountain was calling me. I had to run away. I had toThe honest truth

The Honest Truth is a tale of adventure and determination from debut author Dan Gemeinhart. The book begins with protagonist Mark, who appears to be taking a bag of few possessions, his camera and his loyal dog Beau and running away, looking to the mountain on the horizon. He leaves a note for his parents, buys a bus ticket and is on his way.

The story then cuts to chapter 1 ½ – told from a differing perspective. A frantic phone call from his mother, and hints that perhaps we should be more concerned about Mark than we first thought. Hints of illness are dropped, of doctors, treatments and struggle.

We learn that Mark has had cancer-…

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