Bev Katz Rosenbaum

Bev Kat Rosenbaum's I'M GOOD AND OTHER LIES

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"Kelsey's voice is pitch-perfect."
Kirkus Reviews on I'M GOOD AND OTHER LIES

bev katz's i'm good and other liesI'M GOOD AND OTHER LIES
Publisher: DCB/Cormorant Books
Bev Katz
Release date: 25/09/2021
ISBN: 978-1-77086-632-4

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A CCBC 'Best Bet' young adult novel in which a trying-her-damndest-to-stay-hopeful teen deals with a distinct lack of friends, a soul-crushing part-time job, a heartbreak and an addict parent, all compounded by quarantine...

Kelsey Kendler is struggling in her final semester of high school as it is. She's at a new school, her best friend has moved to California, her crush is giving her the runaround, and her unstable, pill-popping mom makes hanging out at home a nightmare. At least she can pick up shifts at her new part-time job to get away, right?

Wrong. The COVID-19 pandemic triggers a nation-wide lockdown, leaving Kelsey isolated at home. How is she going to make it through this wreck of a year?

Praise / Press for Bev Katz Rosenbaum's I'm Good and Other Lies:

"This was an incredibly engaging read and I had a hard time putting it down." -Stephanie Lamb, Storytime With Stephanie

"Kelsey Kendler describes herself as a 'judgy, hypervigilant downer.' Kelsey is also funny and real, and she'll absolutely steal your heart as she tries to navigate a new school in senior year, her dysfunctional parents, and lockdown. This is a book for RIGHT NOW."—Teresa Toten, author of The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

"I'm Good and Other Lies is a sharp, funny and occasionally harrowing story of a young woman finding the resilience to fight through the impossible to get to a place of hope."—Danielle Younge-Ullman, award-winning author of Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined

"Thank you, Bev Katz Rosenbaum, for writing this fabulous take on the pressures and hardships brought on by the pandemic, as well as a nuanced exploration of its effects on mental health and family dynamics/stability (incl. substance abuse)." —Dr. Rob Bittner

"Kelsey's voice is important book."—Kirkus Reviews (

"I'm Good and Other Lies is a powerfully authentic account of a teen living with a multitude of challenges." —CanLit for Little Canadians (

Bev Katz Rosenbaum Plays the Long Game (L.E. Carmichael's Cantastic Authorpalooza blog)

Toronto Novelist Explores the Impact of Covid on Teens (Canadian Jewish News)

CBC Books' List of Canadian YA Books to Watch For in Fall 2021


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Season Two, Episode One, What Were You Thinking? podcast, featuring Bev Katz Rosenbaum

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