Book Review: The Truth About Alice

The Truth About Alice
by Jennifer Mathieu:
Everyone has a lot to say about Alice Franklin, and it’s stopped mattering whether it’s true. The rumors started at a party when Alice supposedly had sex with two guys in one night. When school starts everyone almost forgets about Alice until one of those guys, super-popular Brandon, dies in a car wreck that was allegedly all Alice’s fault. Now the only friend she has is a boy who may be the only other person who knows the truth, but is too afraid to admit it. Told from the perspectives of popular girl Elaine, football star Josh, former outcast Kelsie, and shy genius Kurt, we see how everyone has a motive to bring – and keep – Alice down.

Lori's thoughts: **ARC generously provided by Net Galley**

I found this book hard to put down. It was a quick read, but don't mistake quick for lacking depth. I felt as though I understood each of the characters very well by the time I turned the last page. The book is told from multiple first person points of view. It's never confusing, because each character has their own distinct voice and personality. The book talks about how something said about someone, for whatever the reason, can be blown WAY out of proportion and it can literally destroy that person. I loved how the book wove around touchy subjects. I also love how it pointed out how hypocritical some people are. For instance, the woman giving her life up for God, who drags her daughter along to protest outside of abortion clinics, and what happens to them. (I won't tell you, you have to read the book!)

This is a YA with a lesson we can all learn from.

Hardcover, 208 pages
Expected publication: June 3rd 2014 by Roaring Brook Press

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