Review: The Truth About Alice

May •  3 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: The Truth About AliceThe Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
Published by Roaring Brook Press on June 3, 2014
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary, Young Adult-Realistic Fiction
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley
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veryone has a lot to say about Alice Franklin, and it’s stopped mattering whether it’s true. The rumors started at a party when Alice supposedly had sex with two guys in one night. When school starts everyone almost forgets about Alice until one of those guys, super-popular Brandon, dies in a car wreck that was allegedly all Alice’s fault. Now the only friend she has is a boy who may be the only other person who knows the truth, but is too afraid to admit it. Told from the perspectives of popular girl Elaine, football star Josh, former outcast Kelsie, and shy genius Kurt, we see how everyone has a motive to bring – and keep – Alice down.

I remember telling me that sometimes the truth hurts. However, over time, sometimes it is better to know the truth instead of having everything bottled up.  The Truth About Alice is a novel that will show you what lying can do and how telling the truth can make all the difference.

The book is told in different point of views all except Alice until the end. We learn everything about Alice and the truth from the people who treat her with the less respect. This story was one where it kept me wanting to see what people said next. This book is exciting but ironically completely truthful.

Alice is what people would call the semi-popular girl and after one little thing, everything goes down the drain and she becomes an undesirable. This girl shows what happens in high school and the sad thing is the parents are non-existent just like they are sometimes in their own child’s life. However, there are some great parents. Alice is a person that I knew in high school and to be honest, I never got to know her and I wonder if she is a person who deep down is a real great person. I kept thinking about how this book relates to high school with all the clicks and some of the characters remind me of the movie “Mean Girls.”

Overall this book was one that was one worth reading. I challenge you to take this journey and learn the truth about Alice.

I give this book 5 bites!





  1. finley jayne
    May 3, 2014

    Great review, adding it to my tbr list 🙂

  2. Candace
    May 3, 2014

    I do like books like this. I might have to check it out!

  3. Lisa (Fic Talk)
    May 5, 2014

    I have this one on my TBR pile. Am looking forward to getting to it soon. I like the sound of the premise and sometimes you just need a little bit of a gritty read.