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.