All Of This Is True - Blog Tour

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Miri Tan loved the book Undertow like it was a living being. So when she and her friends went to a book signing to meet the author, Fatima Ro, they concocted a plan to get close to her, even if her friends won’t admit it now. As for Jonah, well—Miri knows none of that was Fatima’s fault.

Soleil Johnston wanted to be a writer herself one day. When she and her friends started hanging out with her favorite author, Fatima Ro, she couldn’t believe their luck—especially when Jonah Nicholls started hanging out with them, too. Now, looking back, Soleil can’t believe she let Fatima manipulate her and Jonah like that. She can’t believe that she got used for a book.

Penny Panzarella was more than the materialistic party girl everyone at the Graham School thought she was. She desperately wanted Fatima Ro to see that, and she saw her chance when Fatima asked the girls to be transparent with her. If only she’d known what would happen when Fatima learned Jonah’s secret. If only she’d known that the line between fiction and truth was more complicated than any of them imagined. . .
It's been a while since my last post but today I am back with a blog tour! I'm the last stop on the All Of This Is True tour and this was my first time doing this sort of blog tour, I got the book last after it was posted from person to person so I read it quite quickly! 

Here are my thoughts: 

When I read the description of this book, I was instantly hooked. I'm sure a lot of you reading this post will also relate to the idea of befriending their favourite authors. Though after finishing All Of This Is True... I'm a little unsure about how much to trust my idols. 

The book in a word: Meta. 

The story itself follows a group of four teenagers who became the characters in a book written by their favourite author and All Of This Is True is the realisation that you shouldn't spill all of your secrets to an author with a deadline...  

Author Fatima Ro has told the story of Miri, Soleli, Penny and Jonah. We miss out on Jonah's POV because he's now in a coma... Dramatic right? We get to hear from everyone else and Soleli was my favourite perspective pretty consistently throughout the book. 

There is a lot going on in this book. Not just the multiple perspectives, there is also a very varied writing style as the story is told through text messages, book extracts (we have a book within a book thing going on here), as well as following the story in a more conventional way. It's a lot of fun and a really easy read because of the fast paced, ever changing format keeping things interesting. It all felt very real, like you were following something that happened, with all this evidence thrown in. 

It is a lot to take in, and then with THE TWIST, I was left a little overwhelmed, but I won't say anymore about that because I'm evil and also just because I think you should read the book yourself. 

I would definitely read more books like this in the future, I can confidently say its something I really enjoyed. Thank you to Lucinda for organising this tour and allowing me to be a part of this!

Thanks for reading!

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