The Truth about Alice

The Truth about Alice

by Jennifer Mathieu

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 02/06/2015

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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.

Winner of the Children's Choice Book Awards' Teen Choice Debut Author Award

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." After Brandon dies, the rumors start to spiral out of control. In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students tell all they "know" about Alice-and in doing so reveal their own secrets and motivations, painting a raw look at the realities of teen life. But in this novel from Jennifer Mathieu, exactly what is the truth about Alice? In the end there's only one person to ask: Alice herself.

This title has Common Core connections.

Also by Jennifer Mathieu:
Devoted A girl with a controlling, conservative family realizes that her life is her own--if only she can find the courage to fight for it.
Afterward A tragic kidnapping leads to an unlikely friendship in this novel about finding light in the midst of darkness.
Moxie An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texas high school.

Praise for The Truth about Alice
"Fans of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and Speechless by Hannah Harrington will welcome first time author Mathieu, who has crafted a realistic and hard-hitting debut." --VOYA, starred review

"A tough, unapologetic look at slut-shaming from a promising new voice." --Booklist

"Swift pace and compact size may entice reluctant readers as well as those interested in a juicy yet thoughtful take on human dynamics." --BCCB

"Debut author Mathieu brings new life to a common girls' narrative through her multiple first-person narrators." --Kirkus Reviews

"Each narrator shares elements of culpability for the rumors and mistreatment of Alice, and teens are introduced to the potential damage that rumors and lies bring." --School Library Journal

"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." --Publisher's Weekly

ISBN:
9781250063021
Category:
Personal & social issues: sexuality & relationships (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-06-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Square Fish
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
208.79x140.21x15.75mm
Weight:
0.2kg
Jennifer Mathieu

Jennifer Mathieu was born on the East Coast of America, to a mom from Cuba and a dad from Chile. Jennifer teaches English to middle and high schoolers in Texas, where she now lives with her husband, son and rescue dog.

She used to make her own zine, and is writing about all her favourite things in Moxie - punk rock, lady rights, the 90s, zines, Texas, and an interesting female protagonists. She writes contemporary YA fiction that treats teens like real people.

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