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For those of you in the Twin Cities, I recommend
Addendum (signed copies available!)
“This story is unapologetically honest, deeply resonant, and told in gorgeous, vibrant prose.”
“I just finished Truest and I love it! It is beautiful and sad and hopeful and real all at the same time.”
“Occam’s razor — if you’ve never heard of it, you’ve never read Truest. The principle says that among two competing theories, the simplest explanation is the better of the two. Yet the characters in Truest struggle for answers to questions that lack simple explanations. The story perfectly balances both sadness and joy, darkness and light. It doesn’t offer easy answers, but instead suggests that perhaps even in the darkest times, we can find love, hope, and maybe even peace.”
“Truest captured my attention from the first line and held it tight until the last. Jackie Lea Sommers writes with piercing insight and fresh lyricism, evoking every sense and emotion. Fans of John Green will be awed by this rich, funny, thought-provoking book that belongs on everyone’s bookshelf.”
Soooooo excited for you, Jackie!
Thank you, dear Robyn! Thank you so much for all your prayers!
I maintain that I want my copy signed. Excited for you, Jackie!
Are you going to pair with a bookstore so people can order signed/personalized copies too? I’ve been able to do this with a couple of the authors I follow and it makes me really happy.
I’m hoping that one of the local children’s bookstores in the Twin Cities will want to partner with me. That said, I’m a little nervous about it. I have really bad hands and wrists. Not that I’ll have to sign like 10,000 like John Green or Maggie Stiefvater, but … well, when you’re in weekly hand therapy, this is a real concern. 🙂
Ooo Ooo! I want a signed copy too! Jackie, you’re the coolest!
You’re so sweet, Ames. Miss you.
I stand in awe and am proud to have been a part of your life from day 1. What a joy it has been to watch you evolve to the woman you have become. And I can hardly wait to read my signed copy of your book.
Thank you, dear Joyce! Love you!
Hello, I am a new follower and a new blogger! Your book sounds amazing and I would love to read it! I am currently writing my first novel if I actually get it finished and published and all that who knows but, I hope I do!!
Thanks for following my blog, Mandy! Good work on starting your first novel! I have a recent blog post called “16 Things I Wish I’d Known as a Beginner Novelist” that might be helpful for you to read! 🙂
Thanks, I would love to read that post. Going to go look for it now 🙂
so who wrote all that stuff about Truest!!! I’m so excited to read it AGAIN!!!
I will definately look this book up when it is released. Sound like a great read!
Thanks so much!
Any chance of getting signed copies, I’m something of a book collector
I’m sure there will be lots of opportunities! But it doesn’t come out till fall 2015, so it’ll be a bit of a wait first! 🙂
Nice, it’s kinda cool knowing the author (in a capacity other than through books)
🙂 Yay! I love being the author who is known. 🙂 haha
I am so excited!!
Eeeee! Thank you, Sarah-dear!
Can’t wait to read it!
I am so excited for you, Jackie! 😀
Thank you, Hannah!! ❤
Such great reviews! Makes me even more excited to see the full story ^^
I pre-ordered today, Jackie! I’m so excited for you!
Thank you, Karen! This delights me!!!!
Oh wow! It looks AMAZING! It’s going to be GREAT and touch lot of people – after all, look at the heart who wrote it!
Thank you, dear one. ❤
Oh, my goodness. TRUEST sounds definitely promising. My awesome senses are tingling when I saw this. Congrats, Jackie! ❤️
Thank you, sweet Kyla! 🙂
So wonderful for you….you have many gifts….writing is definitely one!! Can’t wait to read it….
Thank you so much, Jill! What a sweet comment. Made my morning!
A few caveats before my actual comment
1. It is probably close to the opposite of what you are hoping for
2. As someone who has not read much fiction (and even less YA fiction), my response is probably terribly uninformed.
3. It probably says much more about my insecurities and high school experience than anything else.
Having said all that, I must admit that my first emotional response to this description that I feel sorry for West’s boyfriend. I hope he has some role to play in the story beyond being unceremoniously dumped to show where West’s true affections lie, like Rose’s husband in Titanic. I suppose I’ll have to read the book to find out 🙂
Haha, yes, you will!
Jackie – Better get a wrist brace because you must do an author presentation/signing for us in Kimba11. So happy you are being recognized for your ta1ent and hard work. You are amazing!!!
Awww, Mary, you’re so sweet! I’ve been so blessed by the support of everyone back home! Thank you!
Do you have arcs? I would love to review your book!!!
I honestly love your book so much. I have been enthusiastically recommending it to everyone I know who loves reading as much as I do. The way you were able to create characters who were not only intellectually smart, but also physically attractive and so so HUMAN is astounding to me. I am still in High school, but I want to be an author one day, and this only boosted my enthusiasm.
Corinne, what a sweet comment! Thank you for making my day! I’m delighted that you loved Truest and the characters. Silas, West, and Laurel mean a lot to me, and I’m glad they mean a lot to you too!
How exciting that you plan to be an author. Are you working on any writing projects right now?
Truest is an amazing book! You did such a great job! I LOVE IT!
Kya, what a sweet note! Thank you so much for reading it. I’m delighted you enjoyed it.
I sure am going to buy your book really soon, girl ! 🙂