Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (EpicReads)
Release Date: September 1,2015
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: I’ve had this book on my TBR for quite sometime & decided to finally pick it up from the library!
I’ve been reading a lot of fantasy lately and I’m so happy to have come back to YA Contemporary having read this spectacular book! ❤
This book definitely makes it to my all-time favorites list!!
Honestly after reading it, I found the summary is a little misleading, b/c there is so much to this amazing story that is left out!!
There’s themes/moments of Family, Love/Loss, Friendship!
They were so wonderfully developed & with each page you see them grow and once you’ve reached the end you know they aren’t the same as when you were first introduced them!
Silas & West’s relationship develops so naturally from them originally not really getting along to them becoming close friends, etc ❤ ❤
They grow closer over their love of literature & just getting to know each other better! I never felt rushed and felt very realistic!
Everyone from West’s parents to her friends/boyfriend!
The story never dragged and I was invested from beginning to end!
From West to Silas’s developing relationship, learning more about Laurel and her illness and how it really affected Silas !
West, having a pastor for a father knows about religion, but doesn’t spend much time thinking about it.
Silas, is very religious as well and keeps to his faith when faced with issues such as his sister’s illness
Lauren, Silas’s sister questions religion, due to her illness.
What makes this novel so great, is that i Jackie weaved religion/faith from many view points and showing how it influences the main characters, while not necessarily making it a central theme of the novel.
The writing-style of this novel was beautiful! There were many lines that I wrote down/noted b/c they were just so wonderfully written and really made me think!
This novel really spoke to me and is definitely a book that will stay with me for quite some time!
Once I reached the end, I was devastated it was over! Joining West on her journey was filled with moments of honesty, heart-break, laughter, etc!
Everyone read this book! It will keep you captivated from start to finish!