What you do doesn’t just affect you – it affects others, too. Madelyn Hawkins learns this the hard way when she lets her crush believe she’s eighteen. But she’s actually sixteen…and Bennett’s her biology lecturer. It’s legally shady if they hook up, and they plan to when the term ends. But by the time Bennett learns the truth, the damage has already begun.
Amanda Grace specialises in teen characters that make mistakes, but she doesn’t shy away from showing the consequences. Often it’s the other party who suffers the most. The Truth About You & Me has drawn comparisons with Ilsa J. Bick’s Drowning Instinct, and unfortunately Amanda Grace’s book doesn’t hit as hard. It’s a good read, a great read, but I expected a much more explosive ending. It has more potential than it delivers, but it’s a solid four-star novel.