The Truth About Us by Janet Gurtler
to be published on April 7th 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire
young adult | romance | contemporary
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The truth is that Jess knows she screwed up.
She’s made mistakes, betrayed her best friend, and now she’s paying for it. Her dad is making her spend the whole summer volunteering at the local soup kitchen.
The truth is she wishes she was the care-free party-girl everyone thinks she is.
She pretends it’s all fine. That her “perfect” family is fine. But it’s not. And no one notices the lie…until she meets Flynn. He’s the only one who really sees her. The only one who listens.
The truth is that Jess is falling apart – and no one seems to care.
But Flynn is the definition of “the wrong side of the tracks.” When Jess’s parents look at him they only see the differences-not how much they need each other. They don’t get that the person who shouldn’t fit in your world… might just be the one to make you feel like you belong.
1. THIS SOUNDS LIKE IT HAS ANGST. I love me some angst. (Not too much of course, but enough.)
2. “The truth is that Jess knows she screwed up.” A heroine who knows that she screwed up? Hooray! And of course, I’m intrigued about what she actually did wrong.
3. I haven’t even read the book yet, and already I’m swooning over Flynn. Doesn’t he sound dreamy and mysterious? *wink*
4. I’ve always wanted to try one of Janet Gurtler’s books, and this sounds like the perfect fit for me.
Aimee loves being a little bookworm (okay–she doesn’t like being little). She also loves chocolates and sweets but is freaked out by the thought of possibly getting diabetes.