Thursday, February 9, 2012

Review: And Then Everything Unraveled by Jennifer Sturman

Author: Jennifer Sturman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Date: July 1st 2009
Pages: 244
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery
Series: No series name, but there is a book 2 that finishes the story.
Source: Hardcover

Goodreads Summary:

First there was a disappearance. Then there was a kiss. Then there was a clue. And then. . .This is a gripping, wryly funny YA mystery with plot twists and intrigue galore! Delia Truesdale has no idea her life's about to change forever. She's too busy enjoying the California summer. Her internet tycoon mother, T.K. Truesdale, is out of town, and that means Delia can spend all her time at the beach, surfing. That is, until everything unravels. Her mother suddenly goes missing, and everyone thinks she's dead - except Delia, who knows T.K.'s way too organized to simply disappear. But Delia's still sent to New York to live with her two aunts - a downtown bohemian and an uptown ice queen.


I really love mysteries. This book is great! I love everything about the book, characters, the story, the setting, and the writing.

Delia’s life starts to unravel when she comes home to hear that her mother has disappeared somewhere in the Arctic. This was the first bit of bad news… right after she learns she has to live with an aunt she has never met. Not only has she never met this aunt, she lives on the other side of the country. Delia is used to the laid back Californian life and now has to join the buys New York life.

From the moment that Delia is told about her mother’s disappearance and presumed death, she refuses to believe her mother is dead. She believes she would know, feel it ,if this were true. Once she arrives in New York and gets settled in she becomes determined to learn the truth behind her mother’s disappearance and find her mother. With the help of her new friends, the investigation is under way.

The author did a great job with this story. The writing is very vivid and thought out. I could imagine clearly everything that was happening. From the very beginning I was intrigued and couldn’t stop reading. The characters are all so real and different. Delia has lived most her life taking care of herself, her mother traveled often for business and her dad died years before. She has a good sense of responsibility and is pretty straight forward with everything she does. Her aunts are crazy but in different ways. Charley is so fun! She is kooky and wild but really cares for Delia from the moment she meets her. Her author Aunt, Patty, is just CRAZY… She is particular and snooty but still cares for Delia’s best interest, of course according to what she considered Delia’s best interest.

I was a little upset in the end but only because it is a “to be continued” book. I really want to know what is going on. A little of the mystery is solved but not all of it. I will need to get my hands on the second book.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds really good! It's been a while since I've read a good mystery!

    I just tagged you in a blog post of mine that's about tagging. It's a little hard to explain in a comment, but it's really fun! I'd really like it if you checked it out!


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