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The Honest Truth
The Honest Truth | Dan Gemeinhart
The debut of a phenomenal new middle-grade talent. In all the ways that matter, Mark is a normal kid. He's got a dog named Beau and a best friend, Jessie. He likes to take photos and write haiku poems in his notebook. He dreams of climbing a mountain one day. But in one important way, Mark is not like other kids at all. Mark is sick. The kind of sick that means hospitals. And treatments. The kind of sick some people never get better from. So Mark runs away. He leaves home with his camera, his notebook, his dog, and a plan to reach the top of Mount Rainier--even if it's the last thing he ever does. The Honest Truth is a rare and extraordinary novel about big questions, small moments, and the incredible journey of the human spirit.
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claudiuo
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This morning stopped by a couple little free libraries and traded a few books.

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Title: The Honest Truth
Genres: Novel, Fiction
Started: 12-19-2019
Finished: 12-21-2019
Pages: 240
Why this book? This book was recommended to me by my previous LA teacher
Summary: It is about a boy named Mark who has cancer and is still struggling to adapt to his life. He remembers his promise to his grandfather about climbing Mount Rainer. In order to do this, he left home with his dog, Beauchamp or just Beau, and set on a course to travel to -

rmi_callmebob Mount Rainer. He went to the bus station headed to Spokane and purchased 2 tickets, the other one supposedly for his father. Mark's mother receives a call informing her that her son has went missing. In a panic, Mark's mom called Jess, Mark's best friend is she had seen him, but she doesn't know either. Mark's disappearance is especially concerning since Mark has cancer that was discovered 7 years ago. Ever since then, Mark has lost the will to - (edited) 2mo
rmi_callmebob live. Along his journey, he went to several places where he encountered multiple experiences. His first place was an all night restaurant where he ordered toast and scrambled eggs with bacon for his dog, Beau who was in his bag. When asked where his parents where, Mark said that his father isn't around. In the restaurant's TV screen came the missing child report about him. In fear of the waitress reporting him to the police he left in a hurry. - 2mo
rmi_callmebob He was beaten by teenage passersbys who took $20 from him. Bruised and with a black eye, he found himself in a Spanish restaurant where he asked to use the telephone. He tipped the police the wrong information, but the phone call was tracked to have come from Seattle. Mark then went to a bus and met a little girl with divorced parents and somehow, mark has convinced the girl to forgive her father. While on another bus to his destination, he was - 2mo
rmi_callmebob kicked out by the driver and Mark chose to be dropped with 31 miles to walk before reaching the mountain. The weather worsened and Mark found himself giving up, until a truck driver offered to help Mark. He was dropped off at the mountain where he almost lost his dog and only at that moment that Mark had realized how important life was. He passed out at the mountain, but help had come after hearing Beau bark to passerbys. (edited) 2mo
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Cassie_kosolofski3
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Matt has been diagnosed with cancer since the early years of elementary school, he hates cancer and hospitals. He would rather be with his best friend Jesse and wishes to spend more time with his grandpa which is no longer around.
Matt has been fighting off the cancer for some time now but it has returned, so he would rather die doing something that he loved than in a hospital. So he does why he always wanted to do: climb a mountain.

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~TC~
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“That's the truth“ is an quote that I see in the book repetitively.

~TC~ The reading candy is Alteration 3mo
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Ashahurkett
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#2 I really enjoyed this book, it started off fast and continued fast through out the whole book. It is about this boy named Mark who is 12 and has cancer so before he dies he wants to climb a mountain named mt. Rainier so he runs away from home with his dog and runs into a lot of problems. I recommend this book to people who like adventure and thriller books. I give it a 8.5/10

MissYaremcio Great work Asha! Make sure you proofread your post next time for punctuation! Keep it up! 4mo
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Eggs
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When his cancer returns, Mark runs away. He leaves home with his camera, his notebook, his dog, and a plan. A plan to reach the top of Mount Rainier. Even if it's the last thing he ever does.

#iran
#redroseseptember
@Cinfhen @arlenefinnigan

arlenefinnigan Sounds good! #stacked 5mo
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GatheringBooks
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#AMonthOfSongs Day 12: Mark is 12yo and he is dying. He thought he had his cancer licked with all the treatments he needed to go through, but it‘s back with a proverbial vengeance. And Mark is having none of it. He decided to do something for himself, damn the #consequences and everyone else in his life, because he felt that his time was running out. Find out why I gave this middle grade novel a Pan in my review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-9yg

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎶 9mo
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Eggs
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#onmyown #musicalnewyear @vivastory @Cinfhen
Young Mark's cancer is back and he is angry. He wants to leave this world on his own terms and have one last adventure, so he decides he needs to climb Mt. Rainier. He shares his secret only with his best friend Jesse.

Cinfhen Beautiful imagery 14mo
vivastory Sounds like a good, if emotionally draining, book 14mo
MissMary That picture is absolutely breathtaking! 14mo
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danielbyrne
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Good, very emotional. And a unfolding story. With each new event you learn more about the characters motivation and past.

Cfischbuch It‘s one of my favourites. Layers of storytelling in this one. 1y
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Peaceful_Reader
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What a lovely story. Mark has cancer, he‘s tried all his life to fight it, and he‘s getting tired. He has another dream-to climb Mt Rainer-sounds easier than fighting cancer. With his trusty sidekick dog, Beau, he sets off on a journey that will make you cry and cheer!

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Lilip
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I guess I am not the only one who likes books

CatConstellations Blueberry is rocking those glasses 2y
CatConstellations Hey lily how far are you in that project? 2y
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RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 2y
DebinHawaii Cute! 🐶💜 2y
Lilip Thx 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Awww! What a cute pupper! #DogsOfLitsy #PetsOfLitsy 2y
AvacadoandGlitter Blueberry! 2y
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CatConstellations
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Reading book in class and loving it ??? also shout out to my friends wise girl 448 and "Lilip!" or Lilip"

WiseGirl13 Thank you! 2y
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Lilip
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This is such a good book

CatConstellations Love this book totally worth reading 2y
Lilip Thx 2y
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lis_s
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"Here's what I don't get: just about anything. I don't get any of it all." .. ?

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cristiana_de_sousa
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Quando os livros têm histórias com animais é sinônimo para eu chorar horrores! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Robothugs
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#Truths This has happened to me more times than I care to count! #maybookflowers

WordWaller Haha this is me. I still don't have a copy of Pride & Prejudice I'm satisfied with 3y
Robothugs @WordWaller I understand why! There are so many beautiful copies of that book! 3y
Kalalalatja All the freaking time! 3y
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readinginthedark Yessssss! I scoured websites and bookstores until I found my favorite copy of A Room with a View. But it's beautiful; totally worth it! 3y
minkyb Yep 3y
CoffeeBooksRepeat Bookish problems!!! 3y
LibrarianJen The only time I don't do this is if it's a classic that's been translated. Then I look for the best translated version before I worry about design. 3y
EllieDottie Ha! I love this! This is so true! 3y
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Eggs
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#onmyown #musicalnewyear @vivastory @Cinfhen
Young Mark's cancer is back and he is angry. He wants to leave this world on his own terms and have one last adventure, so he decides he needs to climb Mt. Rainier. He shares his secret only with his best friend Jesse.

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LauraBeth
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#steampunk Bitsy keeping me honest 😀 @RealLifeReading

DeborahSmall Lmao 😂 I love steampunk things/art but no idea what A #steampunk book would be... 3y
Lynnsoprano 😂 I had to Google it, too. All I knew was that the art teacher at my school, before I retired, had her students do Steampunk inspired art projects, and I've seen jewelry described as steampunk. 3y
MatildaBaggins Glad I'm not the only one having to look it up lol 😝 3y
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Donna_sBookMinute I first learned of it while scrap booking years ago. Still don't get it. 😕 3y
Eugeniavb Lol! Me too! 3y
MicheleinPhilly 🙋🏻 Me too! 3y
Suzze 🤣🤣🤣 3y
AnnieReads Bitsy! She's so darn cute! 3y
Suzze @Donna_sBookMinute I have a gorgeous set of Steampunk papers from Graphic 45. I also have a friend that goes to Steampunk cons. 3y
Bostonmomx2 lol that's funny because I've been sitting here seeing all these hashtags and thinking....what the heck is steampunk 🤔🤓😊 3y
Reviewsbylola Hahahahaha ETA: (because now I can!! 🙌🏻) I am not a reader of steampunk either. (edited) 3y
Donna_sBookMinute @suzze -- I enjoy all the edgy designs. Could probably use some if it. (edited) 3y
TheBookAddict 😆💕🐶💕 3y
minkyb I listened to a podcast where they discussed this genre and it was new to me too. 3y
TrishB Phew.....not the only one.... 3y
LeahBergen You caught me, too, #Bitsy! 😂 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto I have no idea what steampunk is. 😂 3y
[DELETED] 206653737 I had to look it up as well 😜 3y
bookwrm526 I recently tried to explain it to my Mom....that was a very strange conversation as she doesn't really read fantasy or sci-fi at all, so I couldn't fall back on those tropes to help me lol 3y
LauraBeth @DeborahSmall I learned something new today 😀 3y
LauraBeth @Lynnsoprano I had no idea it was a thing 😀 3y
LauraBeth @MatildaBaggins I think there were quite a few of us who had to look it up 😀 3y
LauraBeth @Donna_sBookMinute me neither - it doesn't really seem to be my cup of tea and that's okay 😀 3y
LauraBeth @Eugeniavb, @melbeautyandbooks, @MicheleinPhilly, @Suzze, @Bostonmomx2, @Reviewsbylola, @TheBookAddict, @minkyb, @TrishB, @Lakesidemusing, @LeahBergen, @Ashley_Nicoletto, @bookish22 I'm glad to have some company on this one - thanks for making me feel better for being clueless about it! 😊 3y
LauraBeth @bookwrm526 it can be a difficult genre to explain! 😂 3y
LauraBeth @AnnieReads awww - thanks 😊😊 3y
britt_brooke 😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
UwannaPublishme 😂👍🏻 I'm clueless too. 3y
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hufflepuff_librarian
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The blurb on the front says "A heartbreaking, moving novel..." And they weren't kidding. I'm only 60 pages in and I've already teared up several times and flat out cried once! And I'm terrified something is going to happen to his dog!!

Bette I've wanted to read this for a while, thanks for reminding me! 😀 3y
hufflepuff_librarian @Bette I finished it last night and loved it! It's one of those books I would have devoured as a kid and probably reread a dozen times. I've always been a sucker for books with animals in them though! ;) 3y
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Ckbreid
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A boy faces recurring cancer and is convinced he will die, so he runs away to complete a dream he and his late grandfather never could. His young friend is anguished because she knows where he has gone, but she is sworn to secrecy. Where should the greater loyalty lie-with him with his loved ones?