Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu


Realistic Fiction
High School
The Truth Is Not Always What It Seems
Full-Cast Narration*




First off...the audio for this is phenomenal, I highly recommend it being consumed this way.  Each voice is very distinct and you always know whose head you're in, even if you miss their name at the beginning.

This book does a fantastic job of getting its point across without emotionally draining you. A quick listen or read with depth about the "real life" of high schoolers, the shallowness and meanness they can possess and wield without regard to others feelings...just to protect themselves.  And, of course, how you shouldn't always believe everything you hear...because sadly, people lie.  Hopefully, if someone, especially someone in high school, reads this...they can realize that they should rise above the lies and stick it out with whoever is being emotionally beat down.  Ultimately, when High School is all over and you look back on it, you'll feel a whole lot better about yourself, if you do.


Plot 4.5/5
Narration Performance 5/5
Characters 4.5/5
The Feels 4.5/5
Pacing 4.5/5
Addictiveness 4.3/5
Theme or Tone 5/5
Flow (Writing Style) 5/5
Backdrop (World Building) 5/5
Originality 4/5
Ending 4.3/5 Cliffhanger Nah...

Book Cover I like the OG cover better... the one above makes Alice look like she's 27 or so.

Setting Healy, Texas
Source Audiobook (Library)
Length 5 hours, 10 minutes

*Full-Cast Narration Including:
Saskia Maarleveld - Alice
Graham Halstead - Kurt
Ali Ahn - Elaine
Michael Bakkensen - Josh
Elizabeth Morton - Kelsy

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