Rambling about books

The Truth About Alice, by Jennifer Mathieu

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction

I knew from the very beginning that this was going to be a very quick and easy read for me, what with the small number of page and the light theme. Now, don’t get me wrong. I didn’t say the theme of the book was light (for some people this might have hit a homerun for them), what I’m saying is that I normally gobbled up a YA book pretty quickly, because the language is light and sometimes you don’t have to take a breather because it felt exhausting reading it.

Now onto the book, I had a sense of disgust when I picked this book, because it felt like a typical American teenagers’ life; parties, popular mean girls, football jock, slut shaming, etc. You also are presented with these very obnoxious, conceited, shallow, vain, sex-crazed characters and I almost gave up entirely. But then, halfway through the book, this gets interesting. Why, you asked? Because the characters evolve. It just doesn’t stay the same way as when you were first introduced to them; I’m not saying that they turned into a saint or an evil or anything, but you can see that just like in normal human being, time changes you for better or for worse. And I have to give it to the author for managing to bring that much changes in a book that is less than 500 pages. The ending was also nice, although it felt a little bit rushed.

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