Jennifer Mathieu started writing stories when she was in kindergarten and now teaches English to middle and high schoolers. She lives in Texas with her husband, her son, her dog, and two cats. Nothing bad has ever been written on the bathroom stall about Jennifer. At least she doesn't think so. The Truth About Alice is Jennifer's debut novel.
"*Fans of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and Speechless by Hannah Harrington will welcome first time author Mathieu, who has crafted a realistic and hard-hitting debut." --VOYA, STARRED REVIEW "A tough, unapologetic look at slut-shaming from a promising new voice." --Booklist "Swift pace and compact size may entice reluctant readers as well as those interested in a juicy yet thoughtful take on human dynamics." --BCCB "Debut author Mathieu brings new life to a common girls' narrative through her multiple first-person narrators." --Kirkus Reviews "Each narrator shares elements of culpability for the rumors and mistreatment of Alice, and teens are introduced to the potential damage that rumors and lies bring." --School Library Journal "Alice gets the final word, yet Mathieu avoids reducing her story to a revenge narrative, instead offering a quietly powerful testament to perspective and personal resilience." --Publisher's Weekly