Saturday, 20 August 2016

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

The Truth About Alice
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Truth About AliceThis was a YA contemporary story about bullying.

Alice was a character that I felt sorry for, but it was a bit hard to connect with her as we saw everything from other people’s point of view rather than from Alice. I thought that her sort-of best friend was a bit of a hypocrite though, and the other kids weren’t much better.

The storyline in this was about a rumour that Alice had slept with two guys on the same night, and about how one of those guys had ended up dead. The rumour seemed to spiral out of control though until Alice was essentially an outcast at her school, and the bullies didn’t really seem to care about the effect they were having on her.

The ending to this was okay, and we did eventually get to hear from Alice, it was maybe a little too late for me though, and the bullying didn’t really stop either.
6 out of 10

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