Just curious of the basis of that value judgement.
Very honest indeed.
There is no point in telling a 5 year old that their picture sucks, for example. You might not say it is your favorite, sure, but you won't be telling them it is garish in color or that you can't even tell it is a doggy.
In her situation, she's freaking dying. She sees a chance at life, and she has to lie to do it? Yeah, she's still basically a very honest person, much like the person not being mean to the 5 year old.