All library locations are closed Monday, Jan 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

The truth about us

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions

A powerful and gripping contemporary YA from the author of I'm Not Herthat's "Just right for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jodi Picoult."-Booklist

The truth is that Jess knows she screwed up. She's made mistakes, betrayed her best friend, and now she's paying for it. Her dad is making her spend the whole summer volunteering at the local soup kitchen.

The truth is she wishes she was the care-free party-girl everyone thinks she is. She pretends it's all fine. That her "perfect" family is fine. But it's not. And no one notices the lie...until she meets Flynn. He's the only one who really sees her. The only one who listens.

The truth is that Jess is falling apart - and no one seems to care. But Flynn is the definition of "the wrong side of the tracks." When Jess's parents look at him they only see the differences-not how much they need each other. They don't get that the person who shouldn't fit in your world... might just be the one to make you feel like you belong.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reading Level:
Level 3.5, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 530L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 1f6f5f53-f4eb-80a1-11a4-c3a1e3d7ac42
Grouping Title truth about us
Grouping Author gurtler janet
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-20 22:55:42PM
Last Indexed 2019-01-21 00:11:41AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 10
accelerated_reader_reading_level 3.5
author Janet Gurtler
author_display Gurtler, Janet
available_at_catalog Thompson Lane
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Thompson Lane - Teen Fiction
display_description When Jess's father orders her to work at a soup kitchen for the summer, she meets Flynn, a classmate from the wrong side of the tracks, and discovers that sometimes the person who shouldn't fit in your world is the one who finally makes you feel as if you belong.
format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id 1f6f5f53-f4eb-80a1-11a4-c3a1e3d7ac42
isbn 9781402278006, 9781402278013
item_details ils:CARL0000464654|35192047505080|Thompson Lane - Teen Fiction|YA Fiction Gurtler|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||TL||, overdrive:3f75365d-c15a-469e-a076-b13748bc7f00|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2019-01-21T06:11:41.005Z
lexile_code HL: High-Low
lexile_score 530
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog YA Fiction Gurtler
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Thompson Lane
primary_isbn 9781402278006
publishDate 2015
record_details ils:CARL0000464654|Book|Books||English|Sourcebooks Fire,|[2015]|310 pages ; 21 cm., overdrive:3f75365d-c15a-469e-a076-b13748bc7f00|eBook|eBook||English|Sourcebooks|2015|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:3f75365d-c15a-469e-a076-b13748bc7f00 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000464654 35192047505080 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
subject_facet Conduct of life -- Fiction, Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction, Family crises -- Fiction, Social classes -- Fiction, Soup kitchens -- Fiction, Voluntarism -- Fiction
title_display The truth about us
title_full The Truth about Us, The truth about us / Janet Gurtler
title_short The truth about us
topic_facet Conduct of life, Dating (Social customs), Family crises, Social classes, Soup kitchens, Voluntarism, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature