If you asked anyone in his small Vermont town, they d tell you the facts: James Liddell, star athlete, decent student, and sort-of boyfriend to cute, peppy Theresa, is a happy, funny, carefree guy.
But whenever James sits down at his desk to write, he tells a different story. As he fills his drawers with letters to the people in his world letters he never intends to send he spills the truth: he s trying hard, but he just isn t into Theresa. It s his friend, a boy, who lingers in his thoughts.
James s secret letters are his safe space but his truth can t stay hidden for long. Will he come clean to his parents, his teammates, and himself, or is he destined to live a life of fiction?
This heartfelt debut novel explores the muddy landscape of truth and lies and lays bare the sometimes painful but often hopeful work of writing one s own authentic story."