About The Truth About JackTitle: 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
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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.
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.