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The Thing About the Truth by Lauren Barnholdt
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Sep 07, 2012

it was ok
Read on September 07, 2012

The thing about the truth was an unexpected choice for me…
It was a very promising book, with good plot, and likeable (ish) characteristics…
It's just that the ending was a BIG disappointment, and the main problem that you eventually find out about was blemish….
I was expecting something bigger, and more of a dilemma that leaves your mouth hanging for about an hour, or two
To me, the dilemma that the author created, was a little bit childish,
And if I really wanted to read a book like that, I would go to 'wattpad'….. Wait, scratch that, wattpaders have better book dilemmas then this book does.
And the ending, wow the ending, was soooo vogue, to the point you start asking yourself, LATERLY "what just happened???????? O_o!!!"

I liked the whole, "I'm sooo confused, do I like you, or hate you" thing.
But the author didn’t go all the way with it, I wanted forbidden(ish) love for god's sake, I wanted to scream and be like "OMG it’s about effing time man. Hook up and leave me in peace" but nooooooooooooo
That not what happens, their "im sooo confused, do I like you, or hate you" was kind of irritating,
Kelsey and Isaac are the main source of my static irruption
And here is why, 1st let me start with Kelsey

Kelsey form the get go, acted as a stuck up bitch, just because a guy walks a certain way, doesn’t mean you have to be bitchie about it,
I mean come on "if a hot guy marches up to you, and asks you for direction, you act cool about it, and give it to him"
May be he reminded her of her ex-boyfriend (btw her ex-boyfriend is nothing like the main love interest (Isaac)), and even though I feel the way she rejected him, was ludicrous and yeahhhh …… very very childish, I was going for more reasons for her to deflect him… I wanted more of this book
And Isaac,
Isaac was supposed to be this super big player dude, who doesn’t give an eff about what people think, and has a lot of unasserted issues with his dad, that he needs to over come, But really even though there was unasserted issues between the father and the son, nothing happens to there relationship, at the end of the book,
There was no "I will be the better person and forgive my son/ dad)
There are no "I will not take your bullshit anymore"
There are no "respect my wishes"
There was nothing, no asserting issue,

Hell at the end of the book I felt like nothing happened and I felt like going up to a random person, and punching them
There were some parts that I did like, but not as much as the things that I hated 
But I think, it's because, I heard a lot of good review about this book, that in my mind I put this really high hopes for it,
And I have to admit, my hopes were crushed, SEVERELY!!!!!……
I'm sorry if you liked Lauren Barnholdt , or liked this book or liked another book by her, but I was not a fan of this book….
But you could like it, so just go read it, and see for yourself……..
I just wouldn’t recommend it

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I've been itching to read this book. I liked her release from last year. Are you going to review it?

Alaa yep :),I'm going to be reviewing it soon

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