If I Tell, by Janet Gurtler
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Title: If I Tell
Author: Janet Gurtler
Rating: 5/5 stars
Release Date: October 1, 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Format: Paperback Edition
Goodreads Average Rating: 3.63
Age Group: 12+
I haven't read a book about race and prejudice for a long time, and I was happy that If I Tell was the book to bring the subjects in, and I think that Janet Gurtler did a fantastic job with the whole concept.
Jasmine was a fantastic character. She spoke her mind, and what she thought was right. She stood up to her uptight mother, speaking her mind, and that's the right thing to do. She taught us readers that everyone has done some mistakes, and that we shouldn't take people for granted just because they look some way or think differently than others. I loved the fact that this book was more about standing up for yourself than love or romance, things we see in most novels these days.
I adored this so much. I can't explain it in words because of its true perfection. I never expected it to be this good, and I can admit that my expectations were wrong.
Janet Gurtler always creates novels that focus on subjects that are different from the rest. I imagined this to be a novel about only drugs and addiction, but it was more than that.
Posted by Michelle (A Thousand Lives Lived)