Monday, May 12, 2014

Book Review #447 - The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu


There are a lot of rumours about Alice Franklin, and it's stopped mattering whether any of them are true. 

It all started at a party, when Alice was supposedly with two guys in one night.

Soon everyone at Healy High has picked a side in this game of he said/she said. Do they believe Brandon Fitzsimmons, the most popular guy at school and the football hero of Healy? Or do they believe Alice, the girl who wears too-tight T-shirts and was caught kissing Brandon in a closet a couple years before?

When Brandon dies in a car crash, there are serious allegations that his death was Alice's fault. As the rumour mill spins into overdrive, Alice's small town becomes suffocating. And when the truth becomes a matter of opinion, something's got to give.

My Rating: 4/5

I received this book for review from Hardie Grant Egmont

This book is told from four characters perspectives and the only issue I had with this was that I thought the two females Kelsie and Elaine had very similar voices and I had a hard time telling them apart. 

Through the characters we are given Alice's story. I tried to keep an open mind throughout as I understood it was all second-hand information.

What I loved most about this book is that is showed how bullying and lying and spreading rumours for selfish reasons can really shape and influence other peoples lives.

1 comment:

  1. I've got a copy of this one too and really looking forward to starting it shortly. I think it approaches really important topics, such as bullying and manipulating others. I enjoy seeing more realism in YA books. Great review, glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks for sharing.