Friday, November 8

The Thing About The Truth by Lauren Barnholdt

The Thing About The Truth by Lauren Barnholdt
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 304

Summary: 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.

My Thoughts: I’m a sucker for Lauren Barnholdt books! She’s one of my favorite authors! I usually love every one I read and I anxiously wait for her new one to come out!!

I started The Thing About The Truth with high expectations and it was ok, I liked it, but I didn’t fall in love with it.

We are introduced to Kelsey and Isaac who are two teens who transfer to a new school at the same time. They are both there for their own reasons and when they meet sparks fly. But not in a real good way. Kelsey is feeling kind of sarcastic and Isaac is pretty clueless.

They end up interacting in a lot of ways and things just go from there. At first they aren’t too fond of each other but then they actually get to know one another, they find themselves falling for one another. But, they both have secrets. And Kelsey is trying darn hard to hide hers.

I enjoyed figuring out what was going on in this one. We had now chapters and then chapters where it jumped back to when things were happening between them. I didn’t really like that very much.

I had a hard time connecting with the story and the characters in this one. I just didn’t find it as exciting as some of her other novels. I liked it, it was ok, but I didn’t love it like I usually do.

The Thing About The Truth kept me reading, but I just didn’t love it.

Overall: It was alright. I finished it, and I got through it pretty fast but I wasn't in love with this one like I usually am her books. Usually they are fun and light but this one seemed a little intense and I found myself just not caring what Kelsey’s secret was. In my opinion, this just wasn't my favorite of hers but hey I’ll read her next one and the next one. I won’t stop being a fan of Barnholdts. I know I can’t love every single one.

Cover: I do like the cover! It is kind of plain but I’d still pick it up at the bookstore. It’s cute! 

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