The Truth About You and Me
By: Amanda Grace
Pub. Date: September 8, 2013
Smart girls aren't supposed to do stupid things.
Madelyn Hawkins is super smart. At sixteen, she's so gifted that she can attend college through a special program at her high school. On her first day, she meets Bennet. He's cute, funny, and kind. He understands Madelyn and what she's endured - and missed out on - in order to excel academically and please her parents. Now, for the first time in her life, she's falling in love.
There's only one problem. Bennet is Madelyn's college professor, and he thinks she's eighteen - because she hasn't told him the truth.
The story of their forbidden romance is told in letters that Madelyn writes to Bennet - both a heart-searing ode to their ill-fated love and an apology.
The Truth About You and Me is a letter written by Madelyn to her ex boyfriend Bennet. She loves Bennet but the problem is that she's 16, and he is her 26 year old college professor. He assumed she was 18 or 19 because why would a 16 year old be in his class? He knew he was breaking the rules because he was her teacher, but he had no idea that he was breaking the law.
Through the letter you find out a lot about Madelyn. Despite what she did, you still feel for her. You understand her reasons for not telling him the truth, and you can understand how she got swept into the romance. She really did not realize how much trouble he could be in if anyone ever found out. I think the letter was an interesting way to go instead of writing the story in a traditional way. The reader really gets an inside, personal look at their relationship. Despite knowing how wrong it was, you couldn't help but see how beautiful their love was at times.