The Compulsive Reader: And Then I Found Out the Truth by Jennifer Sturman

Sunday, July 11, 2010

And Then I Found Out the Truth by Jennifer Sturman

Delia Truesdale's life unraveled when her mother, T.K., went missing and everyone presumed she was dead. Sent from her Palo Alto home to live with her eccentric Aunt Charley in New York City, she proved that her mother was still very much alive, but in danger of certain evil-doers who would like to kill her mother--and her--if the truth about their illegal oil drilling got out. Now Delia's problem is finding out just who those evil-doers are. Unfortunately for her, all the evidence points to the father of her crush, Quinn, and as she digs even deeper, danger gets closer, following her even all the way to Buenos Aires, where Delia will uncover the truth.

This sequel to And Then Everything Unraveled is pitch-perfect, with a quick, sharp, intelligent sense of humor and a great balance between the mystery, suspense, and romance. Each character in this book is memorable; there’s practical and determined Delia, flighty and eccentric Charley, mysterious and dreamy Quinn, and demanding and quirky Carolina, whose psychic insights are vague but right on the money. Sturman steadily builds up suspense throughout the novel, and carefully reveals each clue and stepping stone to a final, dramatic showdown in Buenos Aires (where Delia and Quinn have plenty of misadventures and bravely take on a foreign city without seeming too implausible) in which everything comes together quite neatly. Though readers will be happy with the conclusion to And Then I Found Out the Truth, it will be hard to let go of this fun and entertaining cast of characters, Here's to hoping that it won't be long before Sturman releases another YA book soon!

Cover Comments: I love the bright colors in this cover, and the way the photo of the girl is mixed in with a graphic background. It's such a neat, bright effect, and I think it will really grab a lot of readers.

ARC received from publisher.


Nomes said...

cant wait for this one! (well, am waiting for the paperback...:)

I adore the cover too - and loved the first one and this review is just awesome :)

Natalie (Id So Rather Be Reading) said...

I am waiting for this one to come in the mail! Great review