Everyone Wants to Know

By Kelly Loy Gilbert

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Everyone Wants to Know

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Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism,Language: Strong Language,Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes,Violence: Sexual Assault/Rape Reference/Discussion

This ripped-from-the-tabloids young adult drama by the critically acclaimed author Kelly Loy Gilbert about a girl’s famous-for-being-famous family fracturing from within as their dirty laundry gets exposed.

The Lo family sticks together. That’s what Honor has been told her whole life while growing up in the glare of the public eye on Lo and Behold, the reality show about her, her four siblings, and their parents.

Their show may be off the air, but the Lo family members still live in the spotlight as influencers churning out podcasts, bestselling books, and brand partnerships. So when Honor’s father announces that he’s moving out of their northern California home to rent an apartment in Brooklyn, Honor’s personal upset becomes the internet’s trending B-list celebrity trainwreck—threatening the aspirational image the Los’ brand (and livelihood) depends on.

After one of her best friends leaks their private conversation to a gossip site, bruised and betrayed Honor pours all her energy into reuniting her family. With her parents 3,000 miles apart, her siblings torn into factions, and all of them under claustrophobic public scrutiny, this is easier said than done. Just when Honor feels at her lowest, a guarded yet vulnerable boy named Caden comes into her life and makes her want something beyond the tight Lo inner circle for the first time. But is it fair to open her heart to someone new when the people she loves are teetering on the edge of ruin?

As increasingly terrible secrets come to light about the people Honor thought she knew best in the world, she’s forced to choose between loyalty to her family and fighting for the life she wants.

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School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up—Lo and Behold was a reality show that gave audiences an inside view of Honor Lo's family life. No longer on the air, the show still continues to influence their lives. Honor's parents are musicians and authors, older sisters Jamison and Skye are influencers, older brother Wrangell distances himself from all of it, and twin Atticus is a volleyball star. Honor believes, as her father has always told them, that family comes first, but when her parents separate, that belief is shattered. Honor desperately tries to keep her family together by planning their annual vacation, but it's a disaster; then Skye announces she has cancer, and the family rallies around her, even as online commenters speculate that Skye is making it up. Honor can't confide in her old friends, who she believes talked to the press, and has trouble trusting new ones, though she wants to trust Caden—a handsome boy at her new school whose dad is absent and whose mom is in rehab. Honor's first-person, present tense narration, as well as magazine articles, interviews, and online comments illuminate the difficulties of being famous: What do you show, and what do you try to keep private, especially when you are trying to present your "authentic" self? Who can you trust when you don't know what their motivations are? The latest from Gilbert thoughtfully explores how perfection is only surface deep. Readers won't be able to put down this absorbing novel. VERDICT An excellent first purchase for all YA collections.—Jenny Arch

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