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Review: The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

16068341The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

Published June 3rd 2014

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.

I’ve had this book on my shelf for a while now and I didn’t really know what it was about until I started it. I wasn’t disappointed by all means but it wasn’t what I was expecting.

The Truth About Alice is told in four perspectives, all from high school students telling their side of a story about a girl named Alice. I wasn’t a big fan of that. I’d how it was different and original but I felt so bad for Alice, no matter what the other four kids said about her. I hated feeling like the author was making me hate Alice. I felt like I was talking bad about someone behind their back. Basically, this book made me feel bad.
I did think that this whole book was really believable. I really like how the author was able to bring a lot of different emotions out of me.

Overall, I didn’t love this book but it’s definitely not bad. I don’t think it was the right fit for me. Also, I was in a reading slump when I read this so I’m going to be rereading it when I’m feeling more in the mood





  • gabby2126

    Nice review :) I definitely agree with everything you said. I really wish I could have liked it better though because when I read it there were heaps of praise for the book. :(

  • Taylor

    Agreed! So many people said they loved it and I felt like the odd one out! I’m glad I’m not the only one though. :)

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