The Truth About Alice

By MATHIEU, Jennifer

 Not Rated. Be the first to rate this product!

ISBN
9781596439092
Publisher
Roaring Brook


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2014  |  Grades 9 and Up

Gr 9 Up—Healy, Texas, is a small town where everyone knows each other's business, and the scandals that unfold around Alice Franklin are no exception. The book is told from alternating points of view, and four of Alice's classmates provide accounts of heavy drinking and rumors about Alice's promiscuity. Readers are told that the title character had sex with two boys at the same party, sent obsessive texts that led to the death one of the boys, and had an abortion. As...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

After supposedly having sex with two boys at a party, Alice's bad reputation is perpetuated through text messages, bathroom gr...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on September 1, 2014

A unique and especially involving depiction of high-school bullying, shaming, and kindness. The story is told from four, well-differentiated perspectives: Elaine, the popular girl at whose party Alice supposedly had sex with two young men; Kelsie, who was Alice’s best friend but begins to distance herself; Josh, the best friend of the star quarterback who died in a car crash, supposedly while texting with Alice; and Kurt, a shy boy who befriends Alice after the rumors start. Each teen’s voice comes across as authent...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Become a Pro


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Add To My List

cover
by

This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Export


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Save List Search Query


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Follow Lists


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.