Sometimes we all need to step away from the often-horrifying worlds of dystopia and fantasy, and remember just how scary our own world can be. You just have to turn on the TV or flip a page in the newspaper to see a story that makes your heart ache. We live in trying times, and while it’s nice to escape our “real life” problems in a completely fictional world, sometimes we need a read that hits really close to home that reminds us to face our demons head-on. That is why I chose Live Through This by Mindi Scott, due out from Simon Pulse on October 2, 2012:

Sometimes hiding the truth requires more than a lie . . .

From the outside, Coley Sterling’s life seems pretty normal . . . whatever that means. It’s not perfect—her best friend is seriously mad at her and her dance team captains keep giving her a hard time—but Coley’s adorable, sweet crush Reece helps distract her from the annoying drama. Plus, she has a great family to fall back on—with a stepdad and mom who would stop at nothing to keep her and her siblings happy and safe.

\But Coley has a lot of secrets. She won’t admit—not even to herself—that her almost-perfect life is her own carefully-crafted façade. That for years she’s been burying the shame and guilt over a relationship that crossed the line. Now, Coley and Reece are getting closer, and as Coley has the chance at her first real boyfriend, a decade’s worth of lies are on the verge of unraveling.

Mindi Scott offers an absorbing, layered glimpse into the life of an everygirl living a nightmare that no one would suspect in this unforgettable powerhouse of a novel.

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