The Thing About the Truth by Lauren Barnholdt – In this humorous love story from the author of Two-way Street, an unlikely romance is the best sort of. THE THING ABOUT THE TRUTH by Lauren Barnholdt Although the chaotic aftermath is detailed early on, Barnholdt’s snappy dialogue and. The Thing About the Truth. by Lauren Barnholdt. Kelsey’s not going to let one mistake ruin her life. Sure, she got kicked out of prep school and.

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Almost every time and I get pretty irritated about it. I get that she got her heart broken though she wouldn’t have gotten thhe is so fast is that was really the truthbut why get all emotional with no reason and lie about losing your virginity?

I thought this book flowed pretty well, and it was paced slowly at the beginning and began to pick up quickly at the barnholdg quarter of the book. Read more reviews like this at http: View all 6 comments. But I really shouldn’t have bothered because I hated this one even more! Isaac made his choice. Feb 20, Tiffani rated it liked it.

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I won’t spoil what the event was, but I will say that it was a huge let-down. Isaac is supposed to be th Well, I’m kind of The whole story was established around one lie and the misunderstandings of the two kind of stuck up teens. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sure I would be angry but I feel Isaac’s anger about it was over the top.


I thought that maybe she and Marshall would get together since Kelsey once pointed out that they were flirting, and because the Dave-thing didn’t work out.

We didn’t resolve any issues with either set of parents or with the friends who aren’t really good friends, or about the ‘debacle’ that was Face Down Day.

So it surprises them both when they start to fall for each other. It’s always like this every time i read a Barnholdt book. All hot chicks are crazy. We see a budding relationship of two great people that was destroyed by a lie. See 1 question about The Thing About the Truth….

Like I said, the buildup was fantastic, and the story started off great.


Fast paced, funny, teh dialogue between teenagers. They exist purely to complicate the story, and readers are given no real insight into their motives.

Clearly Kelsey is attracted to Isaac, but come on. I haven’t been on the Lauren Barnholdt train for very long her book last year was the first I’ve readbut after reading The Thing About the Truth I am fairly certain she can be put on this epic list as well.

In the end, I was barnhopdt too confused by certain things in this book to really enjoy it. I really like this story!


And still, I hesitate to say even that because I trutj as though a teenaged me would have had the same issues with it that adult me did, and I just don’t think teenagers will gain anything from reading it. Although the chaotic aftermath is detailed early on, Barnholdt’s snappy dialogue and deftly woven flashbacks will keep readers turning the pages in comic suspense. I would also have liked to see the outcome of Chloe’s relationship. A lot of people try to put romance novels down, as if they don’t mean as much as badnholdt books just because it involves love and I’m happy that she brought that up.

The big lie and the catastrophic outcome of Face it Down Day was a huge letdown. I understood why he acted out, why he was arrogant. From the beginning he told her he liked her and throughout the book he continued to show just how much. Books by Lauren Barnholdt. I just wanted to get to the meat of story; I wanted a huge grand revelation with something more than a punch here, and a hair-pull there.

The story is told in “Before” and “Aftermath” chapters.