The Truth About Alice

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Hardie Grant Egmont, Jun 1, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
A riveting YA novel about beauty, youth and the terrible power of malicious words.  There are a lot of rumours about Alice Franklin, and it’s stopped mattering whether they’re true.  It all started at a party when Alice supposedly was with two guys in one night. But when one of those guys died in a car crash, the rumours exploded into serious allegations that his death was Alice’s fault. Now the one friend Alice has in her suffocating small town may be the only other person who knows the truth – but he’s too afraid to admit it.

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User Review  - pennma05 - LibraryThing

I have to say I really didn't like this book until I was over halfway through. But it was short enough that I just decided to finish it. The only character I liked was Kurt. Occasionally Alice but ... Read full review

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Powerful story about how lies can impact a victim. This story is told through the voices of Elaine, Josh, Kelsie, and Kurt. With the lies that the first 3 tell about Alice, the bullying and slut shaming endure. The last chapter is Alice's voice. Great read for that reluctant reader. Read full review

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Jennifer Mathieu started writing stories when she was in kindergarten and now teaches English to middle and high schoolers. She lives in Texas with her husband, her son, her dog, and two cats. Nothing bad has ever been written on the bathroom stall about Jennifer. At least she doesn't think so. "The Truth About Alice" is Jennifer's debut novel.

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