Black Crow White Lie

Monday, December 02, 2013

••• EXCERPT •••

Black Crow White Lie tells the story of Carson Calley, a thirteen-year-old with the curious ability to heal people. He lives in a variety of Hollywood motels with his alcoholic, fortune-telling mother, Juliette Bravo. She tells him fabricated stories about his past life and his hero father, to keep the boy believing in his great gift-- so that he might rise above his true circumstances. Believing his mother, Carson does become a healer, with the people of Hollywood waiting in long lines to see him. He secretly saves the money he earns from healing in the hopes of visiting his war-hero father's grave in Washington, DC., but just before he leaves, one of Juliette's stories is finally exposed. As Carson wises up to his mother's lies, he is faced with rediscovering who he really is. With the help of some unlikely mentors-- Faris, a tattoo shop owner, and Casper, the albino at the head shop on Sunset Boulevard-- Carson sets out to find his own identity on the provocative and colorful streets of Hollywood. - Goodreads

••• REVIEW •••

I wasn't sure what to expect when I received a printed copy from the author back in June. I was just happy that time though because it would be a first for me to receive a printed material for review and not through net galley. 

Black Crow White Lie is a coming of age story about a little boy who grew up and discovered what he truly is underneath the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. This is a wonderful debut novel for Candi Sary. I was mesmerized on how she portrayed the hidden shadows of the world that we only knew to be glamorous and I was in awe how she carefully and realistically wrote growing up with an alcoholic mother. What I love about this book is it's not your usual YA/Paranormal read. I love how explores relationships - not the romantic kind though but those kind that was will stay with you all throughout. It's a quick and easy read but it will keep your attention all through out.


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