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Blog Tour: The Truth About Alice

Hypocrisy and bullying and slut-shaming, oh my -- the timing on this book is sadly appropriate.

Blog Tour: The Truth About Alice

On Tuesday, we published our Kirkus review of Jennifer Mathieu’s The Truth About Alice – a book that deals with slut-shaming, bullying, and hypocrisy from multiple points of view.

Roaring Brook Press put together these cool character videos:

Author Jennifer Mathieu is a cool lady – an English teacher who lives in Texas, also written this The Hairpin piece about YA and slut-shaming – picking apart the Jessica/Elizabeth Wakefield dichotomy in order to examine what we were taught about sex when we were younger. It’s a great piece, and highlights the heavy-handed “don’t be a slut” message in even ghostwritten, largely disposable literature. 

With the #YesAllWomen discussion still happening, young women should find this book – and her The Hairpin article – pretty timely. So often we’re taught that being a “slut” is the VERY WORST THING that you can be – but you had better put out if you expect to keep a boyfriend. It’s a nasty message, and Mathieu does a nice job of showing how hypocritical and insidious it can be.

When you’re done here, hop on over to the rest of the blog tour to read more!

6/3 – Me, My Shelf and I
6/4 – ExLibris Kate
6/5 – Forever Young Adult – you are here!
6/6 – Perpetual Page Turner
6/7 – A Good Addiction
6/8 – Girls in the Stacks
6/9 – Rebekah Faubion, Writer
6/10 – Sleepless Reads

The Truth About Alice is available now.

Jennie's photo About the Author: Jennie Kendrick lives in San Francisco and has an excessive fondness of historical fiction, spreadsheets, turquoise sparkly things, and bourbon. When she's not reading, writing, or writing about reading, she cooks obsessively, runs an Etsy shop, and thrifts for vintage everything.