The Truth about Alice - Jennifer Mathieu
Source: Personal Copy
Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. When Healy High star quarterback, Brandon Fitzsimmons, dies in a car crash, it was because he was sexting with Alice. Ask anybody.
Rumor has it Alice Franklin is a slut. It's written all over the "slut stall" in the girls' bathroom: "Alice had sex in exchange for math test answers" and "Alice got an abortion last semester." After Brandon dies, the rumors start to spiral out of control. In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students tell all they "know" about Alice--and in doing so reveal their own secrets and motivations, painting a raw look at the realities of teen life. But in this novel from Jennifer Mathieu, exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there's only one person to ask: Alice herself.
The Truth about Alice is a fast-paced teenage read about lies, vindictiveness and secrets that turn one girls life upside down. Set in a small town in Texas it has that fantastic small town goodness that makes you feel like you know everyone there too. The plot is pretty basic, but because it has been written the way it has,which is narrated by four, then finally Alice herself keeps it fresh. I enjoyed it. It was interesting and I felt for Alice and her predicament I really did. Getting to know her through other peoples prospective's was a great way to be able to see the real her and also to see how horrid sons people could be. I recommend this book for anyone looking for something light and different.