The Honest Truth

The Honest Truth

by Dan Gemeinhart


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The Honest Truth by 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545665735
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/27/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 463,246
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 550L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Dan Gemeinhart is a teacher-librarian and father of three daughters. He lives with his family in Cashmere, Washington. The Honest Truth is his first book.

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The Honest Truth 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Jabez_LeBret More than 1 year ago
The book came out yesterday (Jan 27th) and I've already finished. The editorial reviews above share many of my thoughts: this is a fast paced, heart wrenching, book that doesn't pull any punches. I'll be giving this book to a few friends with kids and look forward to seeing how they enjoy the story. The main character Mark does seem to complain about his headaches regularly, but I suppose if I had headaches all the time I would likely do the same. There were moments when I suspected Beau, his trusted dog and sidekick, to save day the such a way that would not have believable and I was happy to see the author keep the dogs heroic actions within reason. If you have not discussed hard hitting issues like cancer, running away, and telling the truth this book is great at opening those conversations.  Certainly a book that will stir your emotions and get your heart racing.   
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Very can feel the emotions with how the book is written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story put me to teers right at the beggening this book is definetly on the top of my chart but as i quote " if a book is writen well it is too short." This now means that i must read his other book and see wich is better i will be back after i read the next book and compare to wich i liked better make sure u go read the other bool writen by dan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. Some parts are good enough to make some people cry. Overall, the book was very well written, super cool, and tells Mark's feelings very clearly. Can't believe that this was the author's first book. Awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book from his life to his adventure i read it everywhere one copy in my nook for car rides one paper copy for home and a school copy for my class i loved how Dan gemeinhart wrote one view of mark the other his parent i really think that this book teaches you to follow your dreams like mark did
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a wonderful story.
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Brandon13 More than 1 year ago
This is a must-read, fast-paced, and heart wrenching book. You will love it, trust me.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its midnight im sittin in tha corner of ma bed room thinking about wat u said tears r rolling down my face it hurts so much to think about it o why o why didnt i know i should of listen but i didnt i hada see for myself to know tha truth about u and now i know u r justa dumb jerk in the mist of this faxxcfiry tale i hada bump into u i was liven the dream till the day i met u o why i should of known this wasnt gonna work out from the start but i know ur justa cheeter looking up all those other girls hugin them in front of me o shoulda known I SHOULDA KNOWN u wer justa another one of those people that didnt love me but loved to see me hurt u bring me down my friends try to cheer me up o but why o why didnt i know the truth that about u and here u come back throwin rocks at my window u say ur sorry i believe it and i get hurt every time but i learned the truth about u tonight ur justa liea and a cheeter o u dont care about me so here i go i jerk that phone outa ya hand that ya talk on 24/7 checkin your
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U shut up if u red Barney thats worse so tsk tsk on u>:0
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is the worst book i read in my life