Indies Introduce

Middle Grade

  • Mostly the Honest Truth, Jody J. Little
    HarperCollins, 9780062852496, March 12, 2019 (Middle Grade)


    “Jane Girl and her Pop are mostly always just enough for each other, except when Pop slides into sadness and drinking and has to go into rehab and get fixed up. An honest and accessible novel about alcoholism for the older elementary reader, told richly and compellingly.”

    Christy McDanold, Secret Garden Bookshop (Seattle, WA)


    “Fans of Danielle Davis’ Zinnia and the Bees will fall in love with Jody Little’s tale about a girl named Jane and her quest for home. After a nighttime accident, Jane’s father is ordered a mandatory 12 days of rehab, during which Officer D. takes Jane to live temporarily in Three Boulders, a small community and Officer D’s home. It is there that Jane discovers more than she ever thought possible, including the ability to tell the ‘honest truth.’ In a setting that fills a bit like summer camp, the author explores topics of foster care, family addiction, friendship, and the feeling of finding your people.”

    Jen Pino, Vroman’s Bookstore (Pasadena, CA)


    “When Jane is sent to Three Boulders, she plans on being there for 12 days and getting out, but she doesn’t realize how the community there will provide her with something she didn’t know she was missing. A touching and realistic look at how the disease of alcoholism can affect a family, but also how family can be found in the most unexpected places.”

    Katherine Warde, Micawber’s Bookstore (St. Paul, MN)

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