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Blog Tour Excerpt: To Be Honest, by Maggie Ann Martin

Image result for to be honest book cover hd maggie ann martinTo Be Honest, by Maggie Ann Martin

Release: August 21, 2018

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

Publisher: Swoon Reads

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Synopsis via Goodreads: Savannah is dreading being home alone with her overbearing mother after her sister goes off to college. But if she can just get through senior year, she’ll be able to escape to college, too. What she doesn’t count on is that her mother’s obsession with weight has only grown deeper since her appearance on an extreme weight-loss show, and now Savvy’s mom is pressuring her even harder to be constantly mindful of what she eats.

Between her mom’s diet-helicoptering, missing her sister, and worrying about her collegiate future, Savvy has enough to worry about. And then she meets George, the cute new kid at school who has insecurities of his own. As Savvy and George grow closer, they help each other discover how to live in the moment and enjoy the here and now before it disappears.


Excerpt:

“All right, now it’s time for the three-legged race. We’re going to go in waves of five and do it bracket style. Come to me to grab your team’s rope and get prepared,” Mrs. M said.

Grace sat on the ground, joining her leg with one of her younger cousins. I suddenly felt self-conscious about the short shorts I chose to wear over my swimsuit. Imagining my jiggiling thigh having to be tied up to a stranger’s was my version of a nightmare. Would he notice the stretch marks that striped down my inner thighs? Would he be disgusted by me when he saw them?

It suddenly felt like all of the air had been pushed out of my lungs. I swayed on my feet as the ringing in my ears began. No matter how many panic attacks I had, my body always believed that it was dying. My body told me that I couldn’t catch my breath, that I was going to actually die in Sandcastle Park in my polka dotted swimsuit before I even got to eat lunch.

I plopped onto the ground and put my head between my legs, trying to catch my breath again. George’s voice played over the pounding of my heart and the ringing in my ears, but I couldn’t understand what he was saying. I squinted my eyes closed in an effort to make everything stop. My body didn’t listen.”


About the Author

Maggie Ann MartinMaggie Ann Martin hails from Des Moines, Iowa but moonlights as a New Yorker. She has a shiny new BA in English and Journalism from the University of Iowa, the most welcoming literary community in the world. When she is not writing, you can find her binge watching TV shows or passionately fangirling over fictional characters on the Internet. The Big F is her debut novel.

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Tour Schedule

*through Xpresso Book Tours*

August 20th
It’s a Book Life >> Review
My Endless Shelf >> Review
The Book Dutchesses >> Review
Book Stacks Amber >> Excerpt
Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile >> Review

August 21st
The Avid Reader >> Interview
Dani Reviews >> Review
emily the book nerd >> Review
Bookish Wisps >> Review
Stacking My Book Shelves! >> Guest post

August 22nd
taylortalksbooks >> Excerpt
whatthelog >> Review
The Heart of a Book Blogger >> Review
Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews >> Review
Character Madness and Musings >> Interview

August 23rd
Books tales by me >> Review
The Genre Minx Book Reviews >> Excerpt
Tale Out Loud >> Review
For The Love Of The Page >> Review
Snowly’s Rambles >> Review

August 24th
diary of wannabe writer >> Review
Twirling Book Princess >> Playlist
Wanderer in Neverland >> Review
The Backwards Bookshelf >> Review
Kisses From Jess >> Review

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