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The truth about Alice

by Mathieu, Jennifer.

Format: Kindle Book 2014 2014
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"When ugly rumors and lies about Alice Franklin start after one of the guys she allegedly slept with at a party dies in a car accident, questions about truth arise in her small town"--
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The text that changed everything: tommy and me banged alice franklin upstairs. Nearly overnight, Alice's status as a popular junior is destroyed, as students, parents, and seemingly everyone else in Healy, Texas (population 3,000), gasp about the scandal. Debut novelist Mathieu assigns storytelling duties to the side characters: queen bee Elaine, who has an old grudge to exploit; bestie Kelsie, who uses Alice's misfortune as a way to climb the social ladder; Josh, best bud of Brandon, the star quarterback who sent the text; and Kurt, the brainy weirdo who offers Alice her only solace. When Brandon dies in a road accident supposedly brought on by Alice's distracting texts, the ostracism kicks into overdrive. If the plot and cast of characters feel familiar, well, they are, but Mathieu's telling is done with plenty of caustic panache, with the characters betraying their own failings and insecurities each is a ticking bomb that Alice sets off by chance. Relevant to college readers, too, this is a tough, unapologetic look at slut-shaming from a promising new voice.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2014 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Four high-school juniors-Elaine, Kelsie, Josh, and Kurt-narrate the eponymous Alice's story in turns. A callous jock named Brandon starts a rumor that Alice slept with him and another boy at Elaine's party. Shortly afterward, he dies in a car crash, and Josh suggests that texts from Alice distracted Brandon. These rumors take on a life of their own, transforming Alice from a well-liked girl into a cafeteria pariah with a "Slut Stall" dedicated to her in the girls' bathroom. Mathieu's well-crafted debut portrays all the teens sympathetically, revealing the insecurities that motivate their actions; for example, Kelsie thinks the popular girls "could smell my old middle school nerdiness on me like it was some kind of disease," and would rather betray her best friend than lose her newfound popularity. Their accounts unintentionally reveal Alice's decency, emphasizing the cruelty of the ostracism and underscoring the integrity of the one boy who dares to befriend her. Alice gets the final word, yet Mathieu avoids reducing her story to a revenge narrative, instead offering a quietly powerful testament to perspective and personal resilience. Ages 12-up. Agent: Sarah LaPolla, Bradford Literary Agency. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Rumor Fiction
Truth Fiction
Bullying Fiction
Rumor Juvenile fiction
Truth Juvenile fiction
Bullying Juvenile fiction
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Roaring Brook Press2014
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience 900
Language English
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781596439108
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