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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

The Truth About You & Me by Amanda Grace

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.

Holly's Review

I really did enjoy this book so I am going to give it 3.5 stars!

Smart girls aren't supposed to do stupid things.

This is the tag line that is supposed to sum up this book, but let me tell you, Madelyn may be incredibly book smart but she is socially retarded! But seriously, what can you expect from a girl who has been pushed so hard all her life to over achieve academically that she is in college at 16!??! 

From the moment I started this book I knew exactly where we were headed and I knew it was going to hurt but the story was very compelling. In case you have gotten this far and haven't yet read the synopsis of the book, Madelyn is a 16 year old high school student who is taking college courses. She is absolutely smitten with her Biology teacher Bennett. Bennett struggled with knowing that it wasn't right for a teacher and student to have a relationship, but that was his only struggle because he has NO IDEA that Maddy was 16! He thought she was a college student, 18 maybe 19 (Bennett is 26 btw) - so he tells her they can't get physically involved until the quarter is over. So you see how this is totally going to end badly?

For awhile I was angry at Maddy for being so fucking selfish, I mean she could ruin this mans life, not to mention he was falling for her, HARD! But then I reminded myself that she is a teenager with no experience what so ever and well....just that! She was only thinking about how much she wanted him, never once really weighing the consequences for everyone!

But, like I said I enjoyed the story very much, pretty much the entire story is told as Maddy writing a letter to Bennett, and everyone involved to explain how it all went down and that he was ABSOLUTELY not to blame! He knew nothing! I have read some reviews stating that the ending was very anti-climactic but I don't think it needed to be, you know what happened, you just needed the details and I really liked the way the story ended. There were no fireworks, not major twist or shocker, just very enjoyable storytelling! I will definitely read more of this author!

***This book was provided to me as an ARC by Netgalley

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