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"The Truth About Jack certainly ticked all the boxes for me. It was funny and sweet and romantic and left me with the warm glowies after I’d finished it." -Claire, Book Blog Bird
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.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains references to missed connections, mistaken identities, and lots of misbehavior. It may give you all the swoony feels.
"The Truth about Jack was the first great contemporary read of the year that I really enjoyed." ~ The Nerd Girl Review
3,75 stars to be very precise.
Let me tell you the truth about Jack. He is an insecure kid who falls in obsession at first sight. Not in love, obsession (at least that's what seemed to me).
He sees Dakota and all of the sudden he has to be near her, he knows she would be the right for him so he sta... ...more
4.25 stars for this unique teen romance. On the same day Dakota finds out she's been accepted in to her top choice art school, she gets an email from her best friend admitting that she hooked up with Dakota's boyfriend. Devastated by this betrayal, Dakota goes to the beach where she finds an empt... ...more
I received a copy of the Truth About Jack in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Entangled Publishing. this review is also on my blog: www.bookblogbird.weebly.com
Dakota lives in an artists’ colony in California. She has her own yurt, works in an herbalist’s shop, drinks a bunch of chai... ...more
The Truth About Jack is one of those books that bring on the warm and fuzzies in spades ;)
Initially, it is easy to think of Dakota and Jack as completely opposite due to their upbringing. Jack is from a privileged but over-protective background while Dakota has grown-up free-spirited in the midd... ...more
(Copy sent to me by Entangled Crush - my thoughts are completely my own)
3.75 out of 5 stars
The Truth About Jack follows Dakota McCloud and her message in a bottle. After finding out that her best friend and boyfriend have hooked up in the East Coast while she's finishing high school in Californ... ...more
Each book that entangled teen has done in the entangled crush series that I have read has been fantastic and this is no exception. The characters Dakota and Jack are so relatable and fun.
Jack needs Dakota to help him come out of his shell and Dakota finds some on to help her feel safe and secure.... ...more
I received an ARC through NetGalley.
The Truth About Jackis super duper cute! Dakota has just been accepted into her dream school on the same day that her BFF e-mails her to let her know that she's seeing her boyfriend. Dakota's joy is immediately transformed into devastation, and she's feeling al... ...more
The Truth about Jack was the first great contemporary read of the year that I really enjoyed. The plot, writing, and the characters just really bring together the story.
First off the plot. I went into this book expecting a cute contemporary. I definitely got that. Jack is a boy who finds a messag... ...more
**Actual Rating 3.5**
I want to say thanks to YA Bound Book tours and the author for providing this book for me to read. I really wanted to read this book. I really had high hopes don't get me wrong 3.5 stars is still a pretty high rating but it wasn't as good ad I hoped. Though you should read th... ...more
Copy provided by publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
First, let me say how much I love the cover! It’s so cute. It matches the story exactly. The story of Dakota and Jack is just so adorable. This story isn’t for everyone but it’s very interesting and at many points in the... ...more
Review:I've read Jody Gehrman's books before and I had loved Babe in Boyland.So naturally I jumped at the chance to review her new book The Truth About Jack, which had such an interesting premise.
I really liked this book.It had the perfect mix of cuteness,romance and real life.The b... ...more
Sometimes I like a light, sweet read. I want a book that I just know will make my heart sing, and The Truth About Jack more than promised me that! Just look at the cover, and it’s published by Entangled’s new CRUSH line, which told me ALL I needed to know, so I couldn’t wait to give it a read!
"There's beauty out there and we're going to find it".
When Jack first saw the mysterious and intriguing girl in the coffee shop, he didn't know how hard it would be to gather the courage to reach out to her. Finding her on a beach and later discovering her message in a bottle gives him the openi... ...more
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 like... ...more
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I gave The Truth About Jack a 4 STAR rating. I loved this book! The world and characters were descirbed beautifully. I loved how the romance between Dakota and Jack built up and then seemingly fell apart to be built back up again... ...more
Just the perfect book for what I needed right now (post breaking up with the Divergent series). Light, but serious elements sprinkled throughout. Quite possibly one of those few times I liked the male narrator, Jack, more than the female one, Dakota. (But I liked her too; Jack is just SO charming... ...more
THE TRUTH ABOUT JACK
by Jody Gehrman
April 15, 2015
Publisher: Entangled: Crush
192 pages, approximately
Romance: Contemporary, YA
** Provided by Netgalley in Exchange for an Honest Review. **
-- MY THOUGHTS --
Judging a Book by it's Cover:
Cute cover with a light-hearted feel. Synopsis reads like a ty... ...more
Talented teenage artist Dakota McCloud receives two unexpected pieces of news on the same day. First, she's been accepted into the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, which has been a long-time dream of hers. Second, her best childhood friend and her boyfriend have been seeing one another... ...more
This was a very cute story and I loved the sense of humor in this book.
I don't know what to think of Dakota's character. She seems naive but kind of mature at the same time. I wouldn't say she's weak but not strong either. I can't believe that when she received her letter of acceptance that's wh... ...more
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 an... ...more
Getting accepted in the Rhode Island School of Design is just what Dakota McCloud needed after spending a year without her best friend and boyfriend, who both traveled to the other side of the country for college. After the two she trusted the most hook up one night without her knowledge, she fee... ...more
NetGalley. Thanks for the copy.
The Truth About Jack is a YA Contemporary book. There is romance, and there is a very, very complicated problem. The book can fit into Chick-lit, but... it also focuses a bit on Jack (one of the two narrators). Plus, it doesn't have that kind of lightness usually fo... ...more
(I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)
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 t... ...more
The Truth About Jack The Truth About Jack is the latest from Jody Gehrman, author of the Audrey's Guide books. It is told from the altering points of view of Jack and Dakota, two teenagers with very different voices.
The author is great at creating complex characters, characters with their own st... ...more