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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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. What principal is going to sit there and think, yes, I want to hear this story of how these two students fell in love, this is the best use of my time.

Jan 15, Nicole rated it really liked it. Some things needed to be fleshed out, and they were not.


Jul 12, Isamlq 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. Because he was hotget it?! B probably doesn’t make sense but I felt like it was more entertaining this way. I was quite entertained while reading this novel and I didn’t want to put it down!

With her opening line—”I am in so much trouble”—year-old prep school refugee Kelsey draws readers into her complicated existence, studded with white lies and whoppers. I wanted to have a face-to-face conversation with Kelsey to snap her out of it. Even if Kesley wouldn’t like it. Sure I would be angry but I feel Isaac’s anger about it was over the top.


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 high 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 all. Kelsey isn’t blond and Issac isn’t brunette.

There’s other stuff that happens, but we don’t care about that because when the book ends we haven’t resolved anything else. Wait, scratch that, wattpaders have better book dilemmas then this book does. That was one of the things the entire story was built around.

Feb 20, Tiffani rated it liked it. Girls who wear clothes like that are obviously unbalanced stalkers. Otherwise, I liked it. She was planning to apply in Ivy League Schools and a scandal in her records is detrimental to her future, she needs something to overshadow it, thus she organized a club with Isaac. There are better contemporary novels out there. I mean he’s kind of a jerk but a very sweet jerk.

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 this big huge “thing” that happened, but once you get past the first couple of chapters, it’s just “meh”. Something seems to be on her mind besides the whole kissing thing.

A lot of times people think they have to say something all insightful or wise or something to try and make the person feel better. I’m struggling to come up with a redeeming quality, and I aabout I would just say that perhaps teenagers would actually enjoy this book this is definitely not a book for adults who read YA.


I really like this story! I suppose I was expecting her to have some bigger secrets in her closet than the one she did. May 04, M rated it did not like it. However the writing style took abot getting used to and i feel that the plot was lacking in some areas. He was pretty irresistible. And when that day did come, I still did not understand what it abrnholdt, because the whole day was eclipsed by some stupid fight.

Same with Kelsey’s parents. Probably the best book I’ve read from Barnholdt so far. Unless she’s planning on writing a book where they will be te main charachters. Dec 25, Figlet rated it it was amazing.

My favorite part of the novel was the alternating perspectives between Isaac and Kelsey, I love being able to see into more than Read more reviews like this at http: Don’t thingg me wrong I love a little teen drama obviouslybut they Kelsey and Issac were bent out of shape over relatively small issues daddy and anger problems that never get resolved. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Initially there was two reasons I picked up this book: Mar 24, Abbie rated it liked it. Almost every time and I get pretty irritated about it. Off the bat, I disliked both Kelsey and Isaac, which obviously makes caring about anything that happens to them really difficult. All the usual suspects are wheeled out: