All of This Is True by Lygia Day Penaflor

All of This Is True

Written by Lygia Day Penaflor

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June 2018 Debut of the Month

Lygia Day Peñaflor’s UK debut is a study in obsession and revenge, betrayal and forgiveness. It is full of timely talking points about the culture of celebrity and whether a person can ever change or be forgiven following a terrible deed.

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  • Imogen Breaks, age 15 - Told through novels, interviews and newspapers, a twisted story of betrayal and revenge like no other slowly comes to light. I found this book gripping and very different to what I've ever read before.'
  • Emily Price, age 15 - 'I found this novel to be extremely addictive. I really liked how the book was written and the unique storyline.'
  • Eloise Mae Clarkson, age 15 - 'This book is about a group of friends who befriend an author then have their world turned upside down as a consequence.'
  • Aimee Sweet, age 16 - 'I completely fell in love with the appearance with this book – I thought the idea was fascinating within its originality and the design cover was absolutely stunning. A really enjoyable read. Nothing like I have ever read before in Young Adult fiction!'
  • Rebekah Marsh, age 15 - 'This book is so gripping, enticing and enjoyable that I could not put it down at all! I was trapped within this immense story of whirlwind emotions!'
  • Humaira Kauser, age 20 - 'You learn to love and hate, sympathise and empathise with all the characters; there is so sides to them which makes them feel so real. One of my favourite reads of the year'
  • Cerys Davies, age 15 - '‘All of this is true’ by Lygia Day Penaflor is exciting and unique. It’s a romantic and mysterious novel that’s quite mature with some sexual content. '
  • Edel Waugh, age 20 - 'Devious! It did make a terrific plot and I could not put it down.'

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All of This Is True by Lygia Day Penaflor

When four Long Island teens plot to meet Fatima Ro, the elusive author of their favourite novel, they’re stunned to find she befriends them and invites them into her eccentric life. Suddenly their lives seem charmed, and as they grow closer to their idol, they find themselves revealing their darkest secrets to her.
But a year later, Miri, Soleil, Jonah and Penny are shocked to discover that Fatima’s newly released YA novel is based on those same secrets. The revelations are devastating, and they can’t escape the spotlight. The friends’ interview transcripts, emails and journal entries reveal how willing they were to sacrifice everything to win Fatima’s approval – and how those sacrifices led to a tragedy from which one of them will never recover.

A thrilling story of manipulation, deceit and consequences, All of This is True is a contemporary cross between We Were Liars and The Breakfast Club.


A delicious, addictive puzzle that readers will gobble up. I had to read it twice, once because it had me by the throat, then again to really savor the wit, sarcasm and absolute humanity of these characters. An unbelievably creative undertaking, beautifully executed Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, author of the Carnegie Medal-shortlisted The Smell of Other People's Houses

Prepare to be sucked into a world of privilege, obsession and manipulation. All of This is True is an addictive mix of funny and horrifying Sue Wallman, author of Lying About Last Summer

About the Author

Lygia Day Penaflor is a graduate of Boston University and Columbia Teachers College and a private academic teacher for young Hollywood stars. Her students have included the young casts of Gossip Girl and Boardwalk Empire as well as Jay-Z's reboot of Annie. This is her second novel for young adults. She lives on Long Island, New York.

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432 pages


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Bloomsbury YA an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

31st May 2018




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