James Liddel- star soccer player, occassional boyfriend, hottie- has a secret. Buuut, it's a secret he's not really ready to share with his entire high school, along with a lot of other thoughts and opinions that bounce around in his brain from day to day. In order to give his head a rest, he puts his thoughts down on paper in the form of letters. These letters read more like diary entries and are never, ever- ever- meant to be sent.
Until one day, they are.
True Letters From a Fictional Life was recently selected as an honor book in the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's first Mock Printz Award. Along with fellow honor books "Salt to the Sea" by Ruta Sepetys, "Hour of the Bees" by Lindsay Eagar, "Bitter Side of Sweet" by Tara Sullivan, and winner "The Serpent King" by Jeff Zentner, it was one of the best books I read in 2016 and is a must read for anyone who missed out.