The Truth about you and me by Amanda Grace

The Truth About You and Me The Truth About You and Me by Amanda Grace.  Published Sept 1, 2013 by Flux.  CDN $9.94 paperback.

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. (Goodreads Excerpt)

I have to say that I was drawn into the book with the way it is told. The letter to Bennett was unexpected but a really good way to make you totally feel for Madelyn. It kept me engaged and reading page after page. I think it made me feel more empathy for her and her feelings. I was totally swept away by her feelings of passion and love and it was real. It is an unusual way to tell a story but it works extremely well with the story.

As for Bennett, I like how Madelyn explains his part in their story and I felt really sorry for him. Through her description of the events unfolding I got a real sense that he loved her and you could tell that the truth was going to be devastating for him.

I am still a little torn whether or not I like the ending. This is going to be hard to explain, but I think if the author left the story before she added the ‘two years later’ part I would have been fine with the ending. When she added it, I felt like there was hope…and then it was gone. I hope that makes sense. I am after all a hopeless romantic.

Overall, I enjoyed the story. It was compelling and well written. I am giving it 4.5 stars because I am still undecided if I like the ending.

 

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4 responses to “The Truth about you and me by Amanda Grace

  1. I hadn’t heard about this book but it sounds really good! Will be putting on my TBR list 🙂

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  3. I’ll be adding this to my TBR list! Great review!

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