August 13, 2010

And Then I Found Out the Truth - Jennifer Sturman

Young Adult
And Then I Found Out The TruthPages: 272
Publisher: Point
Release Date: July 1, 2010

Delia Truesdale is still searching for the truth about her mother, who is in hiding somewhere in South America. But for now, Delia has to make do with her mystery-solving in New York City, alongside her Aunt Charley (a downtown hipster), her Aunt Patience(an uptown ice queen), a detective with a questionable taste in neckties, an eccentric psychic, her brainiac friend, and Quinn, the wealthy, gorgeous boy who--gasp!-- seems to return Delia's affections. Too bad Quinn's shady CEO dad may be involved in the scheme Delia is trying to crack. And a trip to South America may be in order after all...

On the same fun note as And Then Everything Unraveled, this sequel was equally witty and fascinating. Delia's voice is the best part of it once again, and the suspense of finding answers takes all the way to Argentina. The setting felt fascinating and it was so atmospheric I felt like I traveled with them. I love the way the author makes the time-line and the events feel so natural, any teenager can relate to the story.

All the characters were wonderful, except Quinn. I was really expecting more depth to his character all along. He disappears for the first part of the book, which made me dislike him quite a bit. Then makes his appearance again and sticks to his non-personality by being extremely perfect and not letting us know much about his feelings or showing any flaw. The pace of the book also felt a little awkward because while not much happens in the first half, the ending felt crammed and full of developments with no time for the reader to fully process and digest it. Still, it was the right ending and I felt fully satisfied. It just felt kind of abrupt to me.

Overall, another fantastic mystery/teen story so fresh and fun that I highly recommend it to everyone.


  1. I really enjoyed this as well but agree with what you said about the ending! Nice review ;)

  2. I've been waiting to read these two for a while---Natalie won them in a contest but they haven't come in yet. :(

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