Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: Silas Hart has seriously shaken up Westlin Beck's small-town life. Brand new to town, Silas is different than the guys in Green Lake. He's curious, poetic, philosophical, maddening-- and really, really cute. But Silas has a sister-- and she has a secret. And West has a boyfriend. And life in Green Lake is about to change forever.
Truest is a stunning, addictive debut. Romantic, fun, tender, and satisfying, it asks as many questions as it answers.
My Thoughts: Truest was an interesting read to say the least. I liked it quite a bit.
We are introduced to West and Silas. West comes from a family where the father is a pastor in their church. Silas comes from a home where his dad works a lot and he has a sister named Laurel who has a mental illness. Not sure I should really call it that or not. She had a lot of problems with reality I suppose. She never really knew what was really happening or if it was like living in a story.
Silas gets a job detailing cars with West over the summer and that is where the story begins. West also has a boyfriend so you can imagine how complicated that gets.
I really liked the first half of the book. It sucked me right in and I enjoyed reading this contemporary. And towards the end it gets really complicated and heartbreaking. I had so many feels during this book. I wanted Silas to be with West but I also felt bad for her boyfriend at times. I also felt really bad for Laurel and what she had to go through.
I really enjoyed this one a lot. I liked the pace of the novel and the characters the most. I even liked all the side characters from friends to West’s family.
Overall: I debated between a 4 and 5 cupcake rating for this one. I did really enjoy it a lot. I would have liked to see it go a different way but I know it had to happen like this. Just crazy and I wanted to cry a few times. I really enjoyed this debut.
Cover: Love it! Would pick it up! I like the grass and the blue sky and all the colors really.
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