“With a good friend it’s not always how long you knew them, but how well you did.”- Janet Gurtler
Jess wishes she was the care-free party girl which everyone thinks she is...but instead she pretends she is always fine, that her "perfect" rich family is always fine...and no one realises until she meets Flynn, the one which can see right through her and tries to listen. Through her life she knows she has screwed up...made big mistakes and betrayed her friends along the way, having to finally pay for it through her dads punishment to volunteer over the summer holidays at the local soup kitchen.
Can she ever change?
Will her materialism stay for good?
Or can Flynn change her perspective to life?
Her life is falling apart and no one seems to notice, no one seems to dare. Though when she thinks she could get everything back together, develop a friendship/ love for Flynn her parents can't see past his appearance- only his differences.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it kept me binge reading all night long, flipping the pages, particularly as it had such a plot twist which kept me eager till the end to know what happens!! This book raises some pretty significant issues affecting our society not only making it a fun and cute read, rather also quite interesting and meaningful... I would recommend this book to mature readers 13 and over.
The Truth About Us by Janet Gurtler AUD$19.99 (approx.)
The Young Book Critic