Dare Truth or Promise

Dare Truth or Promise

Paperback - 1997
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Louie Angelo, a Woodhaugh High prefect who plans to be a lawyer, falls in love with a girl who lives in a pub and just wants to get through her exams so she can become a chef.
Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1997.
ISBN: 9780547076171
0547076177
Branch Call Number: YA BOO
Characteristics: 170 pages ;,18 cm

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Squirt_tastic
Jan 07, 2014

It exceeded my expectations! Great characters who you were rooting for the entire time, and it wasn't painfully depressing like so many other books in this genre (though I'll admit YA books are much better about that). I thoroughly enjoyed it and had a very hard time putting it down.

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itstartswithano
May 11, 2011

Set in Dunedin, this is a story about two high school students who fall in love only to have everything they know fall apart.
What I liked best about this book:
- The sense of place (I grew up in Dunedin, so the characters' movements around the city played like a movie in my mind)
- The realistic portrayal of teenagers (I've found some authors seem to try too hard with teen lingo and behaviour, and it just comes off as a bit insulting. Louie and Willa felt authentic to me; like they could have been real people)
- The dynamics in both characters' families (again, these felt authentic to me, like it could be any New Zealand family)

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