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Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers

Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers
Published by Katherine Tegen Books
Pub Date: September 1st 2015
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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.


Truest is one of those books that will destroy you in the best way possible. Truest is more than a book: it’s a window, a conversation.” — Ashley Brooks, Brooks Editorial

“If love and pain are two sides of the same coin, Truest is the mint.” — Sam, Goodreads

1. I am more scared of the slow ride to the top of the rollercoaster than of the rapid plummet down.

2. I have had OCD for most of my life and am the communications director for OCD Twin Cities, an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation.

3. My strengths themes are learner, input, achiever, strategy, and ideation.

4. I’m quite claustrophobic. My nightmares often involve tight, closed spaces. I can barely stand the idea of being underwater or in space.

5. I love names and their meanings.

6. I’m an outgoing introvert—in fact, I’m so outgoing that most people are convinced I’m an extrovert, but I get my energy from being alone.

7. I don’t drink coffee. At all. In any form. Alcohol either. And not because I don’t think I wouldn’t like either—but because I think I would like them too much.

8. I scored higher on my math ACT subscores than in my English subscores. I was a straight-A math student all the way through college calculus II, where I stopped. (My next novel is about a math prodigy.)

9. I’m wild about wind turbines. I even managed to include a wind farm in Truest.

10. I’m the editor of Crux Literary Journal, an online arts project.


One Winner will get an annotated copy of TRUEST filled with thoughts written by the author throughout the book, little behind-the-scenes stories and details of the writing of the novel

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About Jackie Lea Sommers

Jackie Lea Sommers lives and loves and writes in Minnesota, where the people are nice and the O’s are long. She is the 2013 winner of the Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult Writing. Truest is her first novel.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

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