One Speck of Truth

One Speck of Truth Alma has everything she needs, except answers to her questions Her mother won t tell her why her beloved stepfather, Adam, is suddenly gone this summer Or about life in Portugal, where her parents met Not even about her father, who Alma cannot find, no matter how many graveyards she searches with her best friend, Julia.Then Alma s mother shocks her by moving them both to Lisbon so Alma can fall in love with the vibrant city where her father grew up There she discovers she has family than she could have imagined.She hopes Portugal holds the answers she s been desperately searching for, but it turns out finding the truth may be complicated than she, or her mother, bargained for. Free Download One Speck of Truth [ by ] Caela Carter [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – rarefishingbooks.co.uk I don t really know what to say about this book I just genuinely didn t like it The only thing that I enjoyed about this book was the best friend The best friends was so nice to read about, she brought to interesting conflicts to the story without it being too contrived Besides her the mother was despicable, the daughter was irritating and selfish, all the other characters we bland They sometimes said things and all I could think was you can t be this dumb I started to enjoy it near the I don t really know what to say about this book I just genuinely didn t like it The only thing that I enjoyed about this book was the be
E ARC from Edelweiss PlusAlma has been raised by her single mother since the death of her Portuguese father when she was young Her mother had attended college in Lisbon, where the two met, and has steadfastly refused to answer any questions about Alma s father She won t even say where he is buried, which has led to an obsession with finding this out Alma s best friend Julia always sticks by her Recently, the mother has split from Adam, her husband, who was very fond of Alma but will not tell E ARC from Edelweiss PlusAlma has been raised by he
3.5 stars I liked a lot about this story, but the mother was extremely frustrating and infuriating past the point of believability Decent resolution and a small glimpse of Portugal made itenjoyable. Reading One Speck of Truth was like climbing the old, narrow stairs in Lisbon Caela Carter offered glimpses of beauty along the climb, but obscured the full truth until the end Like Alma, I missed seeing some of the truth that should have been visible and thought I knew what had only been implied Alma was a compelling character with a strong motivation and the fault of short sightedness and not the kind that could be fixed by her big green glasses Only later in the story did I recognize ho Reading One Speck of Truth was like climbing the old, narrow stairs in Lisbon Caela Carter offered glimpses of beauty along the climb, but obscured the full truth until the end Like Alma, I missed seeing some of the truth that should have been visible and thought I knew what had only been implied Alma was a
3.5When I started this book, after the first 30 or so pages, I was very nervous because I didn t really like any of the characters The mother was pretty terrible, and while I can t fault Alma too much for her behavior given who her mother is her age I wasn t really feeling connected to her either Now, characters I can t relate with I can usually handle but the writing wasn t really adding anything to
I found One Speck of Truth at the library, on the shelf for the new books The cover looked like something I d like, and at the time I didn t have any other books to read, so I took it out and started reading Unfortunately, the first half of the book or so was very boring and slow going I lost interest in it and start
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here As beautifully and emotionally written as Forever, or a Long, Long Time Ms Carter understands that kids are smart, they seethan adults assume they see and process them sometimes in awkward ways , they ask questions, and if their questions aren t answered, they hold them inside I am honestly angry at Alma s mother, because you cannot just refuse to give a twelve year old any information at all about a vital part of her life, you cannot just lie by omission or otherwise and pretend tha As beautifully and emotionally written as Forever, or a Long, Long Time Ms Carter understands that kids are smart, they seethan adults assume they see and process them sometimes in awkward ways , they ask questions, and if their questions aren t answered, they hold them inside I am honestly angry at Alma s mother, because you cannot just refuse to give a twelve year old any information at all about a vital part of her life, you cannot just lie by omission or otherwise and pretend that will work forever And you absolutely one hundred percent cannot drag your kid to live in a foreign country without telling her in advance, and claim oh, you didn t need to know, you d just have fretted about it.A lot of love, also , for the topic of transracial adoption, which is touched on through Alma s friend Julie, and is a bond between them they both have absent parents Julie s parents are
Well, if there was ever a story to hammer home the idea that honesty is the best policy Very interesting story, but I find it hard to believe that the mother in the story consistently refused to answer questions, or failed to see the daughter s need for answers Other characters try to explain it away with the excuse that she was such a young mother, but that, in and of itself, does not make a person so wedded to secrecy I would have needed to hearbackstory to make that a convincing Well, if there was ever a story to hammer home the idea that honesty is the best policy Very interesting story, but I find it hard to believe that the mother in the story consistently refused to answer questions, or failed to see the daughter s need for answers Other characters try to explain it away with the excuse that she was such a young mother, but that, in and of itself, does not make a person so wedded to secrecy I
This book was filled with questions and the answers were too few or too late Alma was a sympathetic character and I found her understandable Her mother Mercy was off the charts unbelievable How could you not tell a 12 year old she is switching schools and moving out of the country before the first day of school, especially when you are farming her out to the home of her best friend most of the summer Don t even get me started on the American grandparents The only adult characters I liked we This
This is the second book I ve read by this author My Life With the Liars was the first , and I m starting to think I really like Caela Carter Other reviews complain about the unlikeable mother, but that s actually the whole point Children with unreliable, dishonest, and otherwise bad parents are the ones who truly need comfort from a book Ms Carter has a talent for writing about children with parents who have let them down Reading her books feels like a hug from the author and a reassurance This is the second book I ve read by this author My Life With the Liars was the first , and I m starting to think I really like Caela Carter Other reviews complain about the unlikeable mother, but that s actually the whole point Children with unreliable, dishonest, and otherwise bad parents are the ones who truly need comfort from a book Ms Carter has a talent for writing abou

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  • ebook
  • 288 pages
  • One Speck of Truth
  • Caela Carter
  • English
  • 24 August 2017
  • 006267269X