Saturday, 6 July 2013

The Truth About You & Me

The Truth About You & Me by Amanda Grace

Publisher: Flux
Release Date: September 8th/2013
Pages: 264
Type: ARC

What It's About!

Smart girls aren't supposed to do stupid things.

Madelyn Hawkins is super smart. At sixteen, she's so gifted that she can attend college through a special program at her high school. On her first day, she meets Bennet. He's cute, funny, and kind. He understands Madelyn and what she's endured - and missed out on - in order to excel academically and please her parents. Now, for the first time in her life, she's falling in love.

There's only one problem. Bennet is Madelyn's college professor, and he thinks she's eighteen - because she hasn't told him the truth.

The story of their forbidden romance is told in letters that Madelyn writes to Bennet - both a heart-searing ode to their ill-fated love and an apology.


The Truth About You & Me was really cute, but also sad. Madalyn, a 16 yr old girl going to college early, falls for her professor who is 10 yrs older than her. The book was really different, but in a good way, and I really liked it. Madalyn's view is told through a couple of letters she wrote to Bennett, her biology professor.

In his defense, he did think she was 18, fresh out of high school. There wasn't any real romance type stuff until the very end, but just the build up finally being together at the end made up for the lack of them being together, if that makes any sense. Madalyn writes a lot in her letters about them stealing little moments here and there, before December 17th, when the semester ends and he's no longer technically her teacher.

It's not until the very end though, that it's explained how and why their relationship ended. As the letters go on, you find out a little bit more here and there that they were once together but aren't anymore and it really made me want to know why. At first it was kind of frustrating because I wanted to find out why right away, but then I got so swept up in the emotion and unraveling of events that I soon found myself just coasting along with the story instead of rushing on to find out why everything happened the way it did and why they didn't end up with their happy ending.

I really liked the way the story unfolded in Madalyn's letters to Bennett. By the end of the book, I was just as heart broken and devastated as she was over the whole thing, it was hard not to get all wrapped up within her story and the way she told it. I really enjoyed it.

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