The Truth About Us
by Janet Gurtler
Jess is really good at pretending. She pretends to be popular. She pretends to be cool. She pretends that she really likes to get drunk and party. And she pretends that she's just like everyone else.
One afternoon, her drunken party ways end up getting her in a ton of trouble and her father finally lays down the law; she must spend her entire summer working at a soup kitchen in order to learn the value of all the amazing things she has.
While she doesn't exactly jump for joy at the idea, Jess knows she's earned the punishment and begins to work hard to make it up to her family, while also proving that she won't pretend anymore.
But things get complicated when she meets Flynn.
He's kind. He's respectful. He works hard. He doesn't take charity. And he's very poor. He's not a bad boy, but Jess's dad doesn't believe that and forbids her from seeing him.
Can the spoiled rich girl and the poor boy from the wrong side of the tracks really be meant for each other?
Final thoughts: Cotton candy and not very realistic. The whole thing is meant to be read and forgotten.