Jan 12, 2015

Review: The Thing About the Truth by Lauren Barnholdt

12987127Author: Lauren Barnholdt
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Number of Pages: 285


In this humorous love story from the author of "Two-Way Street", an unlikely romance is the best sort of surprise—but the wrong secret can ruin everything. Kelsey’s not going to let one mistake ruin her life. Sure, she got kicked out of prep school and all her old friends are shutting her out. But Kelsey’s focused on her future, and she’s determined to get back on track at Concordia High.

Isaac’s been kicked out of more schools than he can count. Since his father’s a state senator, Isaac’s life is under constant scrutiny—but Concordia High’s his last stop before boarding school, so Isaac’s hoping to fly under the radar and try to stay put for a change.

When Kelsey and Isaac meet, it’s anything but love at first sight. She thinks he’s an entitled brat, and he thinks she’s a stuck-up snob. So it surprises them both when they start to fall for each other. Kelsey’s happy for the first time in months, and Isaac’s never felt this way about anyone before. But nothing’s ever completely perfect. Everyone has secrets, and Isaac and Kelsey are no exceptions. These two may have fallen hard, but there’s one thing that can ruin it all: the truth.
First of all, this book was legendary. The plot was so unique and interesting, I never wanted to put it down. I have never read a book even close to what this was about. Although, I will say that at some moments in the book I felt as if the plot was getting a little cliché, but honestly I don’t mind that in a book. Especially if that book is a YA contemporary because I think that there’s a certain way that most of them need to end.
Something I loved about this book was that it was so unique. I loved that the characters were telling a story, in the story! There were different chapters that were either part of the “Before” or the “Aftermath”, and this really helped keep the suspense going for me. I kept seeing these conflicting emotions between characters in the Aftermath that weren’t in the story and I kept thinking “I need to know what happened!”
I really, really loved this book, and it’s now one of my favorites. I’m a little disappointed that so many people haven’t read the book. So, I want all of you guys to pick it up next time you’re at the library or the bookstore and at least consider it! Seriously, it will not disappoint. It’s definitely one of the more real and exciting YA contemporaries.

 Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!!!

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