Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu ~ My Thoughts #TheTruthAboutAlice #NetGalley


The Truth About Alice

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
Print and e-book, 208 pages
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
Published June 3rd 2014 by Roaring Brook Press

Winner of the Children's Choice Book Awards' Teen Choice Debut Author Award

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 thoughts about The Truth About Alice ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First line—"I, Elaine O'Dea, am going to tell you two definite, absolute, indisputable truths."

High school is a tough time for teens. The cliques, the rumors, the bullies. Alice has to deal with all of this. 

Rumors about Alice start after a party and everyone thinks she is responsible for a fellow student's death. And more. Can Alice survive the rumor mill and the bullying, waiting for the truth to come out? 

This is a very realistic look at what our young people are having to go through as they transition to adulthood. I'm not sure why society, and other teens, make it so hard for others but this book is definitely an eye-opener about this time in their lives. Hopefully it will make people stop and think about how they treat others. 

I really enjoyed The Truth About Alice, even as I watched Alice struggle. This is the first book by Jennifer Mathieu that I have read but I'm going to check out her other books now.

I received The Truth About Alice from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. 

About the author

I'm an English teacher, writer, wife, and mom who writes books for and about young adults. My novels include The Truth About Alice, Devoted, and Afterward.

My fourth novel, Moxie, will be out in September 2017. It was recently optioned by Amy Poehler's production company for film! It has a special Tumblr I adore that you can check out at!

All my novels are published by Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan.

My favorite things include chocolate, pepperoni pizza, and this super hilarious 1980s sitcom about four retired women called The Golden Girls. I can basically quote every episode.

I live in Texas with my husband, son, and dog!

When it comes to what I read, I love realistic young adult fiction (duh), creative nonfiction, super scandalous tell-all memoirs and unauthorized biographies, and basically anything that hooks me on the first page.

Connect with Jennifer

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, this sounds like such a timely story. Teens have such a different, difficult life these days, with social media and cell phones being everywhere! I pray that my kids get through unscathed.


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