Recently, James Nellis had the opportunity to attend a book signing for The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu at One More Pages Bookstore in Arlington. The book is often described as a cross between Friday Night Lights and the Scarlet Letter. James not only read the book but also knows the author personally from their days at Paul VI High School (one of our awesome charity partners). Here is James’ summary on the book signing and his The Truth About Alice book review:
After the book signing event in Arlington, Virginia I began the adventure of reading about this small town in Texas and each character involved in this great book.
The book is written from the perspective and voice of each character formed by the author. Chapter titles coincide with each character and their personal voices shine forth with vivid descriptions, reactions to others and the perfect mindsets of each person. I loved being “inside the mind” of each character. Seeing the world through their eyes and each event as it played out following the big high school party which is the foundational event of the book.
There are twists and turns in the book that keep you intrigued and wanting to know more from each character. Every chapter and character reveals the further truth of the events that took place in this small football town.
I highly encourage you to pick up the book and if you have teenagers I would recommend reading the book with them. Actually, knowing the pressures that come about at such an early age it may be good for a 13/14 year old before entering high school. There is some slight “adult content” which is why I would recommend reading it together. Now, I am still single and by the time I have a child at that age this book will certainly be viewed as a classic.
It is an enjoyable read for any age. It will certainly bring you back to your own high school days as you flip through the pages. Jennifer Mathieu is still on a tour for her book The Truth About Alice so check out her calendar of events so that you can join her for a reading when she comes to your town on the Truth About Alice Tour.
The Nellis Group encourages all our team members to continue to read for both personal growth and entertainment, and to write reviews of their favorite books. Also, each month, the Nellis Group Book Club chooses and reads a book that helps us grow in the 4 key areas of our lives; Business, Health, Wealth and Personal Growth. These books help our team not only grow as individuals personally, but help our team to develop new habits, new ways of thinking, problem solving techniques and customer service skills that translate into the best Real Estate experience for all of our clients. You can find all of our reviews at the link below.