Book Review & Giveaway: The Truth About Jack by Jody Gehrman

Posted April 22, 2015 by Melissa in Book Review, Giveaway | 17 Comments

Book Review & Giveaway: The Truth About Jack by Jody Gehrman

About The Truth About Jack

Book Review & Giveaway: The Truth About Jack by Jody GehrmanTitle: The Truth About Jack
Author: Jody Gehrman
Publisher: Crush, Entangled Publishing
Publication date: April 14th 2015
Target Audience: Young Adult
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 250 Pages
Source: Publisher
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository
My Rating:

Dakota McCloud has just been accepted into a prestigious art school. Soon she'll leave behind the artists' colony where she grew up―hippie dad, tofu since birth, yurt―and join her boyfriend and best friend on the East Coast. It was the plan…until Dakota finds out her boyfriend and best friend hooked up behind her back.

Hurt and viciously betrayed, Dakota pours out her heart on a piece of paper, places it in a bottle, and hurls it into the ocean. But it doesn't quite go where she expects…

Jack Sauvage finds the bottle washed up on the shore and responds to Dakota's letter. Except what if his straight-laced life doesn’t jive with the free-spirited girl he’s only seen from afar? As Jack creates a persona he believes she’ll love, they slowly fall for each other with each new letter. Now Jack is trying to find a way to make this delicate, on-paper romance happen in real life…without revealing his deception.

My Thoughts

The Truth About Jack by Jody Gehrman may be the cutest book I’ve read in a long long time! I literally caught myself stopping and reacting out loud multiple times while reading this one. Saying things like.. “Oh my gosh”… “Aawww” ..etc throughout.

Dakota and Jack were both great characters. I liked them both…even Jack despite his deceit because I knew it was coming from a good place. He was a little bit of a stalker but seeing things from his viewpoint was a comfort and never left the reader fearing his motives. They are both fleshed out enough to be believable and likable without being too complex or angst ridden as so many YA characters tend to be.

The secondary characters in this one really shine especially Atilla and Joaquin…I really loved them and wanted to know more of their back stories than we got in this one.

The plot follows a predicable arc but overall this story is so sweet and cute with such great characters and Jody’s flawless writing style that you won’t mind that one bit.

If you are looking for a super cute read with amazing prose don’t hesitate to pick up The Truth About Jack.


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About Jody Gehrman

Jody Gehrman is a native of Northern California, where she can be found writing, teaching, reading, or obsessing over her three cats most days. She is also the author of ten novels and numerous award-winning plays. Her Young Adult novels include The Truth About Jack, Audrey’s Guide to Black Magic, Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft, Babe in Boyland, Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty, and Triple Shot Bettys in Love. Babe in Boyland was optioned by the Disney Channel and won the International Reading Association’s Teen Choice Award. Her adult novels are Bombshell, Notes from the Backseat, Tart, and Summer in the Land of Skin. Her plays have been produced in Ashland, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and L.A. She and her partner David Wolf won the New Generation Playwrights Award for their one-act, Jake Savage, Jungle P.I. She is a professor of English and Communication Studies at Mendocino College.

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17 responses to “Book Review & Giveaway: The Truth About Jack by Jody Gehrman

  1. Vivian

    I could really use a super cute romance, especially if the characters are well rounded and likable. Spring is a great time to read a book like this. .

  2. lori faires

    Sounds like a wonderful read with a little bit of drama and a cute long distance romance. But the truth has to come out, if they want it to work. It’s on my TBR list. Blessings and Thanks to all.

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