YA Authors as YAs: The Jennifer Mathieu Edition + Giveaway (US only)




Welcome to the fourth installment in a new interview series we’re running in conjunction with our Senior Editor, MG Buehrlen, called YA Authors as YAs.

Our goal? To prove that your favorite authors — no matter how AWESOME and COOL you think they are — were once awkward, weird, and they geeked out about fandoms and guilty-pleasure music JUST LIKE YOU when they were teens. (Most of them still do, you know, and that’s totally COOL, because being yourself is the ultimate in EPIC COOLNESS.)

Don’t believe me? 

Maybe Jennifer Mathieu, author of THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE (coming June 10, 2014 from Roaring Brook Press) can convince you with tales from her teen years. 


***Click here to read the interview and enter to win a copy of the book!*** 





THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE by Jennifer Mathieu

ISBN-10: 1596439092

ISBN-13: 978-1596439092

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Release Date: June 10, 2014


Everyone has a lot to say about Alice Franklin, and it’s stopped mattering whether it’s true. The rumors started at a party when Alice supposedly had sex with two guys in one night. When school starts everyone almost forgets about Alice until one of those guys, super-popular Brandon, dies in a car wreck that was allegedly all Alice’s fault. Now the only friend she has is a boy who may be the only other person who knows the truth, but is too afraid to admit it. Told from the perspectives of popular girl Elaine, football star Josh, former outcast Kelsie, and shy genius Kurt, we see how everyone has a motive to bring – and keep – Alice down.



I’m young adult author Jennifer Mathieu (pronounced Muh-two, but if you speak French you can pronounce it better than that. Sadly, I don’t speak French.) I’m a writer and English teacher who lives in Texas with my family. A native of the East Coast and a former journalist, I enjoy writing contemporary young adult fiction that treats teenagers like real people. I love to eat and hate to cook. 




10 thoughts on “YA Authors as YAs: The Jennifer Mathieu Edition + Giveaway (US only)”

  1. Sam says:

    I live in Texas! 😀 Its pretty boring here though :/

  2. Sam says:

    I live in Texas! 😀 Its pretty boring here though :/

  3. Sam says:

    I live in Texas! 😀 Its pretty boring here though :/

  4. An Nghiem says:

    This book should be pretty interesting! Oh my god, Jennifer’s life is [i]so[/i] relatable to mine. I do write a lot in my free time, and don’t get into a lot of trouble with my parents. One more thing, yes; Jennifer and I once had a taste for bad boys. 😉

  5. Amy says:

    My favorite part of the interview was the old high school photo . I love looking at old pictures of people and seeing how they have changed.

  6. Excited for this book!

  7. Holly Letson says:

    It would be fun to have been able to read her writing from back then now.

  8. nafisa Lubaba says:

    I love reading.

  9. nafisa Lubaba says:

    I love reading.

  10. Jessica says:

    I can identify with Jennifer. I have always loved oldies. While everyone else is listening to Rhianna, I am jamming to Billy Joel and the Eagles.

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