Welcome to Colsten Can’t Wait, which is my veirson of Waiting On Wednesday! Every week, my cat and I pick out an upcoming book that we can’t wait to read and highlight it! This week, we picked out If I’m Being Honest!
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.
I haven’t read Always Never Yours yet, which the other book by these two authors, but I really want to. And I’ve heard lots of good things about it. And that makes this book even more intriguing to me. I have a resting bitch face, sometimes my sarcasm can get away from me, and sometimes things come out harsher than I mean them. And I’m really really looking forward to a reading about a character who has an edge to her. I think her development is going to be really awesome to see and it should be interesting to see how it’s done. I think it could go down a lot of different paths and I think any of them would be a good choice. It also sounds like it’s going to have some Shakespeare in it and I’m coming to appreciate his plays more so I’m looking forward to seeing his influence in this book! And it sounds like there’s going to be some coding involved in the story, which I find super interesting. Plus, the cover is pink which is spectacular haha.
Thank you for reading!