The Truth About Us

The Truth About Us

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A powerful and gripping contemporary YA from the author of I'm Not Her that's Just right for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jodi Picoult.--Booklist

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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 38mm | 353.8g
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 1402278004
  • 9781402278006
  • 940,106

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The Truth About Us will appeal to contemporary romance readers, but it also does a really good job of highlighting the truth about the various economic realities of the people we know but don't always know well, the people we see every day but never really learn their stories. I also love that it doesn't vilify or demonize any of the people in the shelter and it highlights the truth of many people like Flynn's family who just need a little bit of extra help to make ends meet as they bust their butts in jobs that barely pay a livable wage. For every story you hear about someone milking the system, the truth is that most of the people needing some additional help are working hard in a system that seems designed to make sure they fail. The Truth About Us helps give those stories a voice. -- Teen Librarian Toolbox
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1,534 ratings
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5 29% (441)
4 36% (548)
3 26% (404)
2 7% (105)
1 2% (36)
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