Saturday, April 18, 2015

Review: The Truth about Jack by Jody Gehrman

The Truth about Jack
by Jody Gehrman  
Young Adult 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating:3.65
Published on: April 15, 2015
Published by: Entangled Crush 

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:


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 Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received an e-galley of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: This book was very different than I thought it would be, but not necessarily in a bad way. I enjoyed watching the characters grow and develop.

The book's biggest strength was originality. The characters, the setting, the plot, it all felt different from other things I've read before.

The writing was fairly good and the plot moved. I did, however, feel like the book was missing that extra something to really make it stand out.

However, I do believe that fans of the genre will enjoy this one. 

So why 3 stars? It just didn't stand out for me and the ending felt rushed. 

Warnings/Side-notes: Some references to violence and drinking. 

The Wrap-up: An enjoyable book that I liked reading. Predictable but cute. 

Love,

Danica Page

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