Monday, July 11, 2016

Review: The Truth About Alice - Jennifer Mathieu

Goodreads Synopsis:

Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party.

But did you know Alice was sexting Brandon when he crashed his car?

It's true. Ask ANYBODY.

Rumor has it that Alice Franklin is a slut. It's written all over the bathroom stall at Healy High for everyone to see. And after star quarterback Brandon Fitzsimmons dies in a car accident, the rumors start to spiral out of control.

In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students—the girl who has the infamous party, the car accident survivor, the former best friend, and the boy next door—tell all they know.

But exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there's only one person to ask: Alice herself.

My Review: When I first started to read The Truth About Alice, I found myself a bit annoyed of how the story was revealing itself to be like. I just felt at first it was just reading about an annoying high school novel. Maybe it was in the way it was written, because each chapter was a different person's story of what happened. I will say finally, when I made it to the middle of the book I slowly found myself invested in each of the characters story. I also needed to find out what happened and what was the full truth of the situation with Alice. As I reached the end of the book I found myself left with wanting to know more about two of the characters in the book and how they turn out after high school. I don't believe it will be a constant reader for me, but eventually it does pick up a bit later on in the book. I didn't like the cuss words that were used, but of course I'm sure kids nowadays use these cuss words. Which for the story makes it realistic and of course I'm sure this has happened to some teens in our world during high school. As for the cuss words and if I had a teen I know I would not want her reading this book. The sad thing is we can't always shelter children, especially when this book is in young adult section. I have found there are quite a few young adult books that have some vulgur words and some sex stuff in them. But so far I have not read anything as if it was made for the Romance section. You sometimes just have to read these books before allowing your children to read them. I will say I won't let this book keep me from trying more of  Mathieu's books. Have a blessed day!

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