ARC Review: The Truth About You and Me

Title: The Truth About You and Me
Author: Amanda Grace
Series: N/A, Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Publisher: Flux
Publication Date: September 8th, 2013
Pages: 229
My Rating: 1 Star
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 Bennett. 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. Bennett 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 Bennett - both a heart-searing ode to their ill-fated love and an apology.

  I was given an ARC by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

DNF @ 30%

When I first saw this on Netgalley, I was really interested. I have read a teacher-student romance before that I really loved, and I was hoping that this would be good also. Sadly, I was deeply disappointed.

I usually try to read at least 50% of the book if I really can't take it anymore, but it was just so hard to get into this one. This style of writing - told in second person and in one big chunk of a letter - is the same with My Best Everything, which I didn't like the writing of. I was mislead, because the synopsis said "told in letters," implying more than on letter, which might have been better for me.

I just felt like Bennett was so stupid because it was obvious that he was at fault in the same manner that Madelyn was. From the start, he was already flirting with Maddie. I also didn't like how this book kept hinting at what would happen in the "future" of the timeline.

I felt really annoyed while reading this and kept rolling my eyes. I just couldn't take it anymore, so I finally had to stop. I most likely won't ever bother finishing this one.

don't-even-bother star

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