Thursday 23 January 2020

Audio: Three things I know are true by Betty Culley

Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 01-07-20
Language: English
Publisher: HarperAudio
YA fiction
In exchange for an honest review

Yes, I do admit I like YA sadlit/sicklit. It always feel so real and tragic.

Liv's brother shot himself by mistake, her mother is suing the family. And Liv is doing her best to stay afloat.

The mother seemed to have given up on her son at times, she was so focused on revenge, that she forgot about her son. But at the same time I get it, she was angry, and tired.

Liv helped take care of her brother (helped his nurses that is). And poor Jonah, what kind of life is that? The only thing he could do was open his eyes. He would never get better and every day was a struggle to keep him alive.

I liked Liv, she was wonderful, she put him before herself (not the best way, but still).

This review is turning out like the book itself. The book has short chapters that worked really well.

Heartbreaking, great and just a wonderful book.

I really liked her voice, it was perfect for an almost 16 year old.
She also did well with the other characters, and brought real emotion into the story. I have never listened to her before, but I would listen again.

Life changes forever for Liv when her older brother, Jonah, accidentally shoots himself with his best friend Clay's father's gun. Now Jonah needs round-the-clock care just to stay alive, and Liv feels like she's the only person who can see that her brother is still there inside his broken body.

With Liv's mom suing Clay's family, there are divisions in the community that Liv knows she's not supposed to cross. But Clay is her friend, too, and she refuses to turn away from him--just like she refuses to give up on Jonah.


  1. It sounds like this is worth reading just because of Liv!

  2. That sounds like it would be a very emotional book.

  3. I realized I like super angsty YA on audio lol

    Karen @ For What It's worth

    1. Super angsty YA is perfect in audio :D Hehe

  4. So not my thing. But glad you liked it!

  5. Oh wow, this sounds like a really emotional read.

    1. It was hard, because he really has no life worth living

  6. I think this is the first time I've heard of sadlit/sicklit - definitely not for me, lol! I think there's already enough angst in YA without making it an actual selling point :D

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. But that is why I like it, it never gets angsty, not like YA fantasy that is like ANGST AHOY

  7. I'm glad you enjoyed this one, it sounds sad but good.



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