Testimony from Your Perfect Girl

272p. Putnam. May 2019. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780399173615.
Gr 8 Up—High school sophomore Annie Tripp has lived a charmed life. She gets excellent grades at her private school, takes ice-skating lessons from an elite coach, and is the perfect daughter. That life is upended when her father is accused of real estate fraud and must go to trial. Annie and her older brother Jay are shipped off to live with an aunt and uncle they barely know in the laid-back ski town of Breckenridge, CO. Annie knows her father must be innocent of the crime he is accused of, but as time goes on, she begins to discover that her family has more secrets than she ever realized. On a mission to uncover the truth, Annie might finally realize that the life she has always known is not the one she truly wants to live. With complex family dynamics, friendship woes, and a touch of romance, this is a story about how uncovering one's family's truth can lead to finally figuring out one's true self.
VERDICT A great contemporary choice for YA collections.

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