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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Review: And Then I Found Out the Truth

And Then I Found Out the Truth (ARC) by Jennifer Sturman
Publisher: Point
Pub. Date: July 1st, 2010
Pages: 272
Sequel to And Then Everything Unraveled
Age Level: 13+

Synopsis via GoodReads
Delia Truesdale has no idea her life's about to change forever. She's too busy enjoying the California summer. Her internet tycoon mother, T.K. Truesdale, is out of town, and that means Delia can spend all her time at the beach, surfing. That is, until everything unravels.

Her mother suddenly goes missing, and everyone thinks she's dead - except Delia, who knows T.K.'s way too organized to simply disappear. But Delia's still sent to New York to live with her two aunts - a downtown bohemian and an uptown ice queen.

And in case that's not bad enough, she also has to deal with a snooty new school and trying not to fall for the wrong guy. Oh, and finding her mother.

As she delves deeper into the tangle of conspiracies and lies surrounding T.K.'s disappearance, Delia begins to suspect that the wrong guy may be the right guy...and that some secrets - especially the dangerous ones - were never meant to be unraveled.

In, And Then I Found Out the Truth, all is revealed as we come to the end of the fun and suspenseful mystery that began in Sturman's debut YA novel, And Then Everything Unraveled.

Delia and the rest of the characters turned out to be just as lovable as ever. That is something I really loved about these two books; the characters were so eclectic and had such great, unique personalities. Especially Charley and Carolina. I felt that Delia really continued to grow as a character in, And Then I Found Out the Truth. Also, I really got to see another, slightly surprising, side of her cousin Gwenyth. I only really had one problem as far as the characters are concerned and that is that there wasn't more of Quinn; he didn't really come in until the last half of the book. This disappointed me some what because I really wanted to get to know him more but for what parts he was there, I really liked him. :D

And Then I Found Out the Truth did a good job of summing up what happened previously in And Then Everything Unraveled throughout the beginning of the book. It didn't clump it all together but had is spread out a bit which I liked. However, I did find the book to be a bit dragging in pace towards the beginning. The sense of urgency and suspense that was in the previous book wasn't really there; at least not until the last half of the book at which point things really picked up the pace. While the first half of the book was fairly enjoyable and had some important info, the last half was really my favorite part, especially when Delia was in Argentina. Also the writing itself stayed consistent and, though the pacing felt a bit off, was fairly good.

The ending tied everything up very nicely. It turned out the suspicions I was starting to have about Quinn's dad, Hunter, were right. Plus I just really liked the overall ending. However, I was somewhat ticked that I didn't get to know if Delia passed her physics test. I know, I'm weird.

All in all, And Then I Found Out the Truth was a fun read and a great end to the mystery. And Everything Unraveled and And The I Found Out the Truth are two books that I think could be enjoyed by most all teens and even adults so I do highly recommend these books. I know I'll definitely be reading them again in the future. I really hope that Jennifer Sturman continues to write for young adults and I will likely check out her adult mysteries.

Characters: B

Writing: C+
Plot: B-
Ending: B
Enjoyment/Likability: B-
Recommendable: B+

Overall: B-

Cover: B+


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