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Zachary is surrounded and pressured by very adult problemsSept. 17 2001
Midwest Book Review
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Jonathan Pearce's A Little Honesty: Trials And Triumphs Of A Prince Of Balona is the ninth published "Balona Book" in an impressive series of novels for teenagers. Sixteen-year-old Zachary Taylor Burnross acts far more immature than an upperclassman should be. But Zachary is surrounded and pressured by very adult problems, such as his mother's possible adultery and his elderly father's gradual mental degeneration. Surrounded by people who talk to him of sex, marriage, and threats to blow up his school, his own desires for a motorcycle and a date with a TV star could be lost amidst the tumult of conflicting troubles. A Little Honesty is a highly recommended and entertaining novel which does not talk down to adolescent readers.