3 Reasons To Read…If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

3 Reasons to Read...If I'm Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

So many books come out each week that it makes it hard to decide what to read. We want to make that a little bit easier on you by sharing our favorite releases from the week and telling you our top 3 reasons why we think you’ll love them too!

This week one of our selections is If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka. Are you ready to hear more about this book and its author? Here we go…
3 Reasons To Read…If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-BrokaIf I'm Being Honest by Austin Siegemund-Broka, Emily Wibberley
Published by Viking Juvenile on 4/23/2019
Genres: Contemporary, Retellings, Romance
Pages: 384
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High school senior Cameron Bright’s reputation can be summed up in one word: bitch. It’s no surprise she’s queen bee at her private L.A. high school—she’s beautiful, talented, and notorious for her cutting and brutal honesty. So when she puts her foot in her mouth in front of her crush, Andrew, she fears she may have lost him for good.

In an attempt to win him over, Cameron resolves to “tame” herself, much like Katherine in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. First, she’ll have to make amends with those she’s wronged, which leads her to Brendan, the guy she labelled with an unfortunate nickname back in the sixth grade. At first, Brendan isn’t all that receptive to Cameron’s ploy. But slowly, he warms up to her when they connect over the computer game he’s developing. Now if only Andrew would notice…

But the closer Cameron gets to Brendan, the more she sees he appreciates her personality—honesty and all—and wonders if she’s compromising who she is for the guy she doesn’t even want.


3 Reasons You Should Read…

If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka


  • Contemp YA loosely based off of Ten Things I Hate About You? Yes, please. Emily and Austin wrote another book together? Yes, please. Owen and Megan cameo? Yes, please. All of these things were the ingredients for something pretty amazing.
  • The characters were definitely one of our favorite parts. (Well, not Andrew. But that’s a tale for another day.) Cameron annoyed us slightly in the beginning, but that’s just typical teenage girlness. We love watching her growth and we especially loved her relationship with Brendan. He was the highlight of the book for us… SO MUCH SWOON!
  • If you’re in the market for a light-hearted, funny YA contemporary makes sure that If I’m Being Honest is on your list. You won’t regret it.


About Emily Wibberley

Emily Wibberley

Emily Wibberley grew up in Southern California, but instead of working on her nonexistent tan at the beach, she spent her time reading, making music and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer.Shortly after falling for her best friend, Austin Siegemund-Broka, she attended Princeton University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2014 with a degree in Psychology. She and Austin now live and write YA contemporary together. Their debut, Always Never Yours, will be published by Penguin Books in Summer 2018.

About Austin Siegemund-Broka

Austin Siegemund-Broka

Austin Siegemund-Broka cowrites YA contemporary with Emily Wibberley. His debut with Wibberley, ALWAYS NEVER YOURS, publishes from Puffin/Speak in 2018.A former journalist in the entertainment industry, where he covered the courts and, yes, met a couple celebrities, he graduated from Harvard in 2014 with a degree in English and a focus on Shakespeare. When he's not writing (or reading) YA, he enjoys combing every corner of contemporary music and watching Buffy with Emily.He lives in Los Angeles.

If I'm Being Honest by Emily Wibberley Austin Siegemund-Broka

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