Sunday, July 11, 2010
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.