True Letters from a Fictional Life by Kenneth LoganTrue Letters from a Fictional Life by Kenneth Logan

True Letters from a Fictional Life

byKenneth Logan

Hardcover | June 7, 2016

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If you asked anyone in his small Vermont town, they’d tell you the facts: James Liddell, star athlete, decent student, and sort-of boyfriend to cute, peppy Theresa, is a happy, funny, carefree guy.

But whenever James sits down at his desk to write, he tells a different story. As he fills his drawers with letters to the people in his world—letters he never intends to send—he spills the truth: he’s trying hard, but he just isn’t into Theresa. It’s his friend, a boy, who lingers in his thoughts.

James’s secret letters are his safe space—but his truth can’t stay hidden for long. Will he come clean to his parents, his teammates, and himself, or is he destined to live a life of fiction?

This heartfelt debut novel explores the muddy landscape of truth and lies and lays bare the sometimes painful but often hopeful work of writing one’s own authentic story.

Title:True Letters from a Fictional LifeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.09 inPublished:June 7, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062380257

ISBN - 13:9780062380258


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super cute! Super cute and a great read! Would recommend.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wonderful Read I picked this book up on a whim because I thought the cover was cute. I know, I know - never judge a book by its cover. But in this case, it definitely worked out! I finished this book in just a little over two days; every time I had to put it down, I really wished I didn't have to. James' issues are definitely ones that I feel like most teens can relate to, whether or not they are going through a sexuality crisis. The writing was good, and I felt the characters were very well portrayed. Would recommend this to any teen in high school, there's a lot of great lessons to be learned within the pages.
Date published: 2017-01-21

Editorial Reviews

“[James’] painful, funny experiences with family, love, and friends will resonate with many teens.”