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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That was a book that kept you wondering what had happened the whole time, and I felt a touch of that with this. Marshall and the part about the cake is hysterical, and the fact that he keeps wanting to go to Chilis really had me cracking up.

I was expecting something bigger, and more of a dilemma that leaves your mouth hanging for about an hour, or two To me, the dilemma that the author created, was a little bit childish, And if I really wanted to read a book like that, I would go to ‘wattpad’…. Jan 01, Jen rated it it was ok.

The one thing this story did try to stress is that it’s always better to tell the truth because no matter how hard you try to hide it, the truth always comes out, always. I try barnholft to base what I’m going to read purely because of a cover but in this case I’m happy I did.

Yes, he did punch a few people but that was it. Kesley – she’s someone you’d love to hate in your local high school. I want to let everyone in this know, if you read this book, do not judge it by the cover, judge it by the I wasn’t a fan of the characters either, which didn’t help.


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. Sure Kelsey beats the mess out of an almost-award-winning smart car tha First of all I was completely intrigued with the description of this book and the cover so I immediately added it to my wishlist.

It was like reading Lola and the boy next door all over again but at least Cricket was essentially a nice guy. Here’s where things get confusing for me, and I do not want to spoil anything for anyone, so I will try my best. She was walking slowly, slightly unsteady on her non-designer heels and swinging a bought on consignment Kate Spade purse in her left hand. Isaac didn’t even care about it, all he cared about was the fact that she lied.

Et Chloe est tout aussi marante. I felt like she was teasing the reader and I liked that, but I wanted the reveal to be worth the tension and I didn’t think it was. I really like this story! Speaking of that, for what exactly are they being punished. This is my first book from Lauren Barnholdt but it certainly won’t be my last. The main character in the book, Kelsey, just got expelled from Concordia Prep after an incident involving her ex-boyfriend, Rex.

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This chapter that belonged to the Before had me in tears. There are better contemporary novels out there. It saves trruth a lot of trouble. You know, edgy in the way that neither of the leads is that sympathetic? World of Books Review: Kelsey is, at heart, a really good girl.


It was disconcerting as hell and caused serious identity problems for me, but, I loved this book nonetheless. Simon Pulse Publication Date: I finished it in about two hours, but it left me wanting more in the sense that I felt something was missing.


The thing about this book was that it lacked any real conflict. On Isaac’s side, we kind of get to see how his cold father and robotic mother impact him. They are sex-obsessed assholes whose inner commentary ranges from slut-shaming to victim-blaming to just plain gross. It did not make any sense. I’m usually a sucker for a pretty cover but this one is a little off putting, especially the look on the girl’s face.

She was very annoying, whiny, and stupid for the most part.

The Thing About the Truth by Lauren Barnholdt

I honestly knew what was going to happen when I was only halfway done the book. We trjth needed another young adult book that showcases violence as a proper emotional outlet.

She wants to fly under the radar so she can focus on getting into an Ivy League school. I liked that she would have compassion on a girl she never met, in a bathroom, and try and talk to the girl. Nov 05, Fred marked it as to-read Recommended to Fred by: I also want to know more about how Isaac and Kelsey had gotten really close.

I wanted romantic high school drama as a respite from the more serious books I had been reading recently, so it’s tye like I was expecting a life-altering read or anything. Apr 11, Linsey rated it it was ok.