Home Truths is a novel about a 14-year-old boy named Brick MacAvoy who has been abused by his father “Floyd” since he was only six years old. Since his Mom is self-centred, Brick is put in charge of watching his four-year-old sister, Cassie, all summer, until school starts again. Where Brick goes, Cassie goes, too. Brick takes on karate to protect himself from Floyd’s insanely harsh beatings. With the money he’s been raising, he going to escape from the torture chamber he’s been trapped in all of these years.
This book filled me with suspense and interest. Jill MacLean did an amazing job putting together possible events into a novel without making the entire story sound biased and non-realistic. She discussed how abuse is wrong and that it’s often a secret. Unlike most other books, this book actually had a point and was very meaningful.
I would recommend this novel to anyone 11 and up. I think both males and females would enjoy this book, since the events in this book could happen to anyone.
If I were to rate this book on a scale from one to five, it would definitely be a five.
I absolutely adore this book, with its amazing storyline and realisticness.