The Truth About Alice

There’s one thing I think about when I read this book and that is Stereotypes. All high schools have them. You have the cheerleaders, the jocks, the stoners, the loners, etc.. This is told in four different perspectives and they are each a different stereotype for sure.

I liked this book. I thought the writing was decent and the pace was fine. It was a little confusing with the four perspectives because the author tries to keep the timeline of the story going through each persons opinions on what they all think really happens but once you get used to each persons perspective it becomes easier to read.

This book definitely touches base on a touchy subject, that being Bullying. I am not a fan of bullying (I mean who is besides the people that actually bully) but I was bullied in Elementary School. Once I became a high school student, I didn’t have to hang out with the same people I grew up with and I was able to make new friends and I never really had a problem with bullying. But bullying is definitely something all schools deal with and we need to have some sort of better system to protect the people that are being victims. Like, why no one said or tried to do anything to help Alice. It makes me sick. – I don’t want to get too into it because I could write a huge rant on it but I will save that for another time.

All in all I think the book was good and short and can be used as an eye opener for people to see both sides of the story. The person bullying and the victims.

 

The Truth About Alice Book Cover The Truth About Alice
Jennifer Mathieu
Juvenile Fiction
Macmillan
June 3, 2014
208

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 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 had the infamous party, the 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: Alice herself.

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