Animated Book Review: Truth and Other Hidden Things

Book Summary

  • About The Author: Lea Geller
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08DZNN2HT
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lake Union Publishing (April 6, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 6, 2021
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 309 pages

“A brave, bold, laugh-out-loud, heartwarming, nail-biting story of family life in these uncertain times. Bells Walker is so relatable, I wanted to yell advice to her as I read. A pure delight.” —Shelley Noble, New York Times bestselling author of Lucky’s Beach

The following animated book review segments are closed captioned without audio.

First Impressions

“No two persons ever read the same book” – Edmund Wilson

Every story leaves its unique imprint on the hearts and minds of its readers. That imprint may come from its title, cover art, unique plot, unforgettable characters, or familiarity with the author’s previous work. The story may change your life, emotionally trigger you, or make you regret the hours you spent reading it – hours you’ll never get back!

This month’s book selection is no different. What unique imprint (or impression) has this book made on Kayla and Monica (the 2Sistas)? Let’s find out…

The Best Parts

It’s that part of the story you remember well after you’ve finished it.  It’s your personal take-away that makes spending hours of reading worth your time; and promises you’ll still remember the story years from now…or, at least that portion of it.

For Kayla and Monica, the best parts of this month’s book selection were…


There are portions of a story that bring out #thebooknerdattitude . That’s full on neck and eye roll, scrunch face, and the “ugghh, really?!” – just for emphasis. You’ve come across some of those parts in stories. We know you have. Kayla and Monica share their “Really?!” moments from this month’s book selection…

We Need A Word

There are always those decisions a character makes in a story that have you asking yourself: “What were they thinking?!” It makes you wish you could sit down and have a talk (a word) with the offending character and simply ask them: “Why?” Well, a couple characters in this month’s book selection had some of those moments. Kayla and Monica share the two characters from this month’s book they most want to have a word

Burning Questions

Ever read a story that leaves you wanting to call the author and ask some questions because, well, #booknerdsarecurious? Or the kind of story that makes you wonder how the character’s life ends up or what happens to them next?

Well, after reading this month’s book selection, Kayla and Monica have a couple of questions…

Ratings, Recommendations, and Next Book

It’s that time. Kayla and Monica share their ratings and recommendations about this month’s book selection. How many of their 2.5 star allotment will they each give to this month’s book? Wanna know what book they’re reading next? Find out now…

Bonus Features

When we find great videos of authors sharing context and insights about their books, we gotta share them. Here’s a great interview with Lea Geller about her novel Truth and Other Hidden Things:

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