The Thing About the Truth by Lauren Barnholdt – In this humorous love story from the author of Two-way Street, an unlikely romance is the best sort of. THE THING ABOUT THE TRUTH by Lauren Barnholdt Although the chaotic aftermath is detailed early on, Barnholdt’s snappy dialogue and. The Thing About the Truth. by Lauren Barnholdt. Kelsey’s not going to let one mistake ruin her life. Sure, she got kicked out of prep school and.

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There was very little that I actually enjoyed about this book. Even if I was younger, I probably wouldn’t have liked this book. After drunkenly kissing her he avoids her, at pains to discourage her from pursing him. Nov 02, Helena rated it liked it Shelves: The book jumps back and forth between Before and Aftermath and is told from alternating POV’s always a win for me and alludes to I have been looking forward to reading this book for months, so you can imagine my frustration when it turned out to be a lot different than I expected.

The Thing About the Truth

The plot wasn’t as serious as you would think it was, there were a lot of jokes and thugs that would make you smile. After reading the synopsis, this sounded pretty good but the story is almost completely different from what I thought it would be in a bad sense because the story was boring.

He was surprised when Kesley gave him a cold shoulder on their first meeting. But really, sometimes silence is best. Everyone has secrets, and Isaac and Kelsey are no exceptions.

There’s other stuff that happens, but we don’t care about that because when the book ends we haven’t resolved anything else. On top of that, their voices felt strained, and I kept weirdly switching between thinking “this is exactly the type of writing style I would use in my teh school creative writing assignments” although obviously Lauren Barnholdt is much better at it than I ever was at fifteen and “this is what an adult thinks teenagers talk and think like, except they don’t at barmholdt.


But in the end, the fact that I didn’t really care about what happened to the characters, kind of already suggests this book was just a huge disappointment. I’m struggling to come up with a redeeming quality, and I guess I would just say that perhaps teenagers would actually enjoy this book this is definitely not a book for adults who read YA.

The first-person narration alternates between them, providing insight into their separate journeys toward authenticity as they work together on a school project that is designed to save them both—and goes horribly awry. I could see the growth in him and wanted to be a cheerleader for his team. The “Before” parts were as if the characters were explaining the incident to us in a story mode while the “Aftermath” was when there’s a break from the story and the characters start to argue about all of the details.

Jul 11, Joanna rated it really liked it Shelves: They are sex-obsessed assholes whose inner commentary ranges from slut-shaming to victim-blaming to just plain gross. You can’t get any deeper than that unless the characters are also lying to themselves. When Thhe wants to start a club at school and Isaac tries to join to impress her, they become closer. I won’t spoil what the event was, but I will say that it was a huge let-down.

Can Kelsey move on in a aboug relationship with Isaac while attempting to conceal the truth about her past? Yes, the fact may not put you in the best light, but honesty will help you save your relationship, honesty builds trust.


Truth of the matter is: The main character in the book, Kelsey, just got expelled from Concordia Prep after an incident involving her ex-boyfriend, Rex. Sure, she got kicked out of prep school and all her old friends are shutting her out. Be llauren first to discover new talent! I just couldn’t get on board though, with the empty dialogue, unnecessary scenes, filler characters, and the LAME outcome.

It was pretty cool that there were four mini stories in one book.

And they just ignore her. Thus Kelsey and Isaac become the leaders and founders of the new group — spending more time together than either of them would have hoped for.

The Thing About the Truth by Lauren Barnholdt

One of my new favorite YA romances that I have read since the summer without a doubt! The writing style is pretty nice, in my opinion. Kesley – she’s someone you’d love to hate in your local high school.

Kelsey isn’t blond and Issac isn’t brunette. I thought that maybe she and Marshall would get together since Kelsey once pointed out that they were flirting, and because the Dave-thing didn’t work out. That was a book that kept you wondering what had happened the whole tning, and I felt a touch of that with this. Well, Hte kind of Speaking of that, for what exactly are they being punished. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Simon Pulse Publication Date: