The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
No spoilers and colorful language abound! I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Meh. This entire story was fucking stupid. The only two aspects of this book that spoke me, even a little was Kurt and the ugliness of the characters. Everyone and everything else can suck it, especially Alice. So here is the deal, this hot mess is is told from five different perspectives in first person narrative, we've got Elaine, Kelsie, Josh, Kurt and finally Alice.
I kind of liked Elaine, she was the popular mean girl but she owned it. I respect characters that are who they are with a bit of gusto. Kelsie is the fucking worst, sniveling, slimy piece of shit that she is. Josh is disgusting, I cannot and do not relate to him in any way. Kurt rules, just straight up. Alice is a spineless wimp. The reason my rating is not lower is because of how much I disliked the characters and their actions, but that is sort of the point in the whole thing, I guess you can say it worked, except for Alice, I hated her the most. I'm trying really hard to talk about her without spoils, but basically she never stands up for herself even though she knows that everyone is spreading lies about her. She tries to shrink into herself, where are your balls Alice? There is strength in the truth and I cannot fathom how she never once decides to stand tall and tap into that.
In short, this is how a bunch of snotty, backwater hicks destroy one of their peers, and she just lays down and accepts it. When she gets the hint of a life boat (view spoiler)[ Kurt (hide spoiler)], she latches on and then it ends. I can tell you right now not one ounce of me wouldn't be raging, shoving the lies back down the rumor machine as quickly as it could be spit out. I don't give a fuck, this shit was stupid.
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