If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka is the sort of book whose plot is so obvious from the beginning that you really don’t even know if you’d want to read it all in the first place. I mean, honestly, I can tell you without question that I know exactly what is going to happen in this book. Like, I would be incredibly amazed and shocked if I was wrong about the direction in which this book is going to go.
But honestly? It’s just so crazy obvious. And the funny thing is that I’m still mildly interested in reading it. I know that if I do not find myself rolling my eyes throughout the course of this book, it will be one of those guilty pleasure types that I almost feel ashamed for liking. However, a large part of the reason why I’m actually putting this book on my TBR is because some small part of me is kind of hoping that I’m wrong about my predictions for this novel and I want to see if that’s the case.
It probably won’t be…but still.
High school senior Cameron Bright’s reputation can be summed up in one word: bitch. It’s no surprise she’s queen bee at her private L.A. high school—she’s beautiful, talented, and notorious for her cutting and brutal honesty. So when she puts her foot in her mouth in front of her crush, Andrew, she fears she may have lost him for good.
In an attempt to win him over, Cameron resolves to “tame” herself, much like Katherine in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. First, she’ll have to make amends with those she’s wronged, which leads her to Brendan, the guy she labelled with an unfortunate nickname back in the sixth grade. At first, Brendan isn’t all that receptive to Cameron’s ploy. But slowly, he warms up to her when they connect over the computer game he’s developing. Now if only Andrew would notice…
But the closer Cameron gets to Brendan, the more she sees he appreciates her personality—honesty and all—and wonders if she’s compromising who she is for the guy she doesn’t even want.
How do you feel about If I’m Being Honest? Does this sound like the sort of book you’d enjoy? Do you like bitch to nice-ish girl tropes? Will you be adding it to your TBR or avoiding it? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments! And happy reading to you all!