The Truth About Alice by Jennifer MathieuEveryone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party.
But did you know Alice was sexting Brandon when he crashed his car?
Its true. Ask ANYBODY.
Rumor has it that Alice Franklin is a slut. Its 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 has the infamous party, the car 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 theres only one person to ask: Alice herself.
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By the author of Moxie , a powerful feminist novel that deals with slut-shaming, told through the perspectives of four small-town teens, about how everyone has a motive to bring—and keep—a teen girl down. 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.
There are all sorts of rumours about Alice Franklin. And after star quarterback Brandon Fitzsimmons dies in a car accident, the rumours start to spiral out of control blaming Alice for Brandon's death. In this remarkable novel, four Healy High students - the party girl, the car accident survivor, the ex 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 to ask: Alice herself. Impressive plotting and excellent characterisation made this one of the best YA books I've read so far this year. The premise is simple- is Alice Franklin responsible for the star quarterback's death?
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The Truth about Alice. Roaring Brook, The small town of Healy, Texas, is left reeling when its high-school star quarterback is killed in a car crash. Key observers—but, interestingly, not the participants, Brandon and Alice—take turns narrating, revealing a truth that is far less salacious but a bit more complicated than the rumors purport. Josh, meanwhile, is grappling with grief and guilt, and Kurt Morelli, the nerdy outsider, seems to be the only person left in town willing to give Alice the time of day.
Mathieu's book, released Tuesday, delves into the heads of five high school students to address the very real, very present concerns of bullying and slutshaming, and it does not hold back. Alice Franklin might not have been the most popular girl in school — that title was reserved for her friend Elaine O'Dea — but she wasn't a social outcast by any means. That was before the two incidents. As Elaine says at the beginning of the novel, there are two absolute truths about Alice: She slept with two people the same night at a party in Elaine's house, and one of those guys, Brandon Fitzsimmons, died in a car accident that was Alice's fault. Of course, as is the case with high school rumors, these aren't actually the absolute truths. But that doesn't really matter, does it?