“…there’s this whole world that exists only to teenagers, and adults never know what’s going on there…”
Perfect for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why and The Exact Opposite of Okay, both among my favourite contemporaries of all time, The Truth About Alice is a book that I couldn’t put down. It’s the quickest I’ve read a book in a long time!
The story of Alice is told through the eyes of a group of teens, excluding Alice. This made for a really interesting makeup because you never know what’s rumour and what’s true – surely there’s more to Alice than all the rumours about her? I think that’s what really makes the story so gripping; you don’t really know where it’s all heading until right towards the end, and as things start to unravel there’s the uncertainty of how it’s all going to affect Alice.
The reason I rated this one slightly lower is because it just didn’t seem to go anywhere – it felt like I was reading with some expectation that was never quite met. I would like to see there be more of a resolution to all that goes on in the book – so much more could have happened! Nevertheless, I think it’s a really good read and one that everyone could learn from regarding the spread of rumours.