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The Thing About the Truth

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In this humorous love story from the author of "Two-Way Street, " an unlikely romance is the best sort of surpriseNbut the wrong secret can ruin everything.

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In this humorous love story from the author of "Two-Way Street, " an unlikely romance is the best sort of surpriseNbut the wrong secret can ruin everything. In this humorous love story from the author of Two-way Street, an unlikely romance is the best sort of surprise—but the wrong secret can ruin everything.

Kelsey’s not going to let one mistake ruin her life. Sure, she got kicked out of prep school and all her old friends are shutting her out. But Kelsey’s focused on her future, and she’s determined to get back on track at Concordia High.

Isaac’s been expelled from more schools than he can count. Since his father’s a state senator, Isaac’s life is under constant scrutiny—but Concordia’s High’s his last stop before boarding school, so Isaac’s hoping to fly under the radar and try to stay put for a change.

When Kelsey and Isaac meet it’s anything but love at first sight. She thinks he’s an entitled brat, and he thinks she’s a stuck-up snob. So it surprises them both when they start to fall for each other. Kelsey’s happy for the first time in months, and Isaac’s never felt this way about anyone before.

But nothing’s ever completely perfect. Everyone has secrets, and Isaac and Kelsey are no exceptions. These two may have fallen hard, but there’s one thing that can ruin it all: the truth.


Simon Pulse
Book Format
Original Languages
Number of Pages
Lauren Barnholdt
Publication Date
June, 2013
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
8.25 x 5.50 x 1.00 Inches

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Ive enjoyed some othe...

I've enjoyed some other titles by the author, so I decided to pick this one up. I found the whole idea of "face it down day" to be kind of laughable and unrealistic, but I also went to high school more than 15 years ago, so what do I know? Things I did enjoy: realistically fraught and unresolved relationships with parents. Nobody came to grand realizations and big understandings about their parents, there was just acknowledgement on both sides that their fathers/their relationships with their parents was messed up and that it was affecting their current romantic relationships. I liked the author's take on female teen friendships and "girl drama." Sometimes I love the Sarah Dessen message about female friendship being super-empowering and awesome, but sometimes I remember what high school friendships were really like. Ha. I liked the main relationship; Kelsey was especially well-drawn, though Isaac was less defined. They were cute but their problems about their honesty or lack thereof seemed inorganic and manufactured. Maybe I just felt that way because the whole idea of Face it Down Day seemed so fake.

I truly enjoyed this b...

I truly enjoyed this book. I loved the way it was set up, with different perspectives of Isaac and Kelsey, and the Aftermath and Before. The format kept me excited and interested. I always love books that are written in boy and girl's perspectives, and this one did not disapoint. Isaac and Kelsey were both developed very well and their actions were both explained in a realistic way and I felt like this story could have happened to me. Hell, I kinda want it to happen to me. The only thing I was even vaguely confused about was, in reality, the point of Face It Down Day. It seemed like a dumb idea just used to move the plot along, which it did wonderfully, of course, but still. It didn't really bother me that much, though, because I was all caught up in the rest of the story. I give this 4 stars, because it was really good, but I wanted a bit more, it seemed to end abruptly, and the fact I mentioned above. Still, a must read!

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