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And Then I Found Out the Truth

(Delia Truesdale #2)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  235 ratings  ·  45 reviews
The mysterious, witty, and romantic follow-up to AND THEN EVERYTHING UNRAVELED, which Meg Cabot called "a delight"!

Delia Truesdale is still searching for the truth about her mother, who is in hiding somewhere in South America. But for now, Delia has to make do with her mystery-solving in New York City, alongside her Aunt Charley (a downtown hipster), her Aunt Patience(an u
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Point
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Jul 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: youngadult
I loved it. It has a great sleuth quality, a lot of seemingly real teenage romantic angst, and great characters. Delia is on the cusp of adulthood, and I loved that Sturman made her feel just like any other teenager feels - that being average is okay, obsessing over whether or not "your" boy is really "your" boy, and looking forward to Homecoming. And at the same time, she has these larger issues - her mother's disappearance - to deal with, and having to come to a better balance. The secondary c ...more
Oct 05, 2020 added it
Im not going to rate this because its a DNF at 50%, but completely my own fault. Nothing to do with the author, book or writing.

I bought this book at a library sale a couple of years ago, am trying to get through my backlist, and as anyone reading this will be aware, its a sequel. I have no idea whats happening but im not interested in the story line enought to get its counterpart. And i know myself, i will never source the first book. So this one is going to a more loving home for someone who h
Pauline Schutz
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun mystery.
Dec 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
If you've been a long time reader of my blog/reviews, you'll know that I'm a big fan of not only And Then Everything Unraveled, the prequel to this, but Ms. Sturman as well, since she always knows how to create some of the most fun mystery and suspense reads I've encountered as a reader. Thankfully, And Then I Found Out the Truth was no different, though I have to admit that it didn't have the same flare And Then Everything Unraveled contained, in my opinion, leaving it to come in secondary to i ...more
Jul 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Picking up soon after And Then Everything Unraveled left off, And Then I Found Out the Truth was just as exciting and fun as its prequel! Jennifer Sturman is a terrific writer and she really knows how to spin a mystery and create unique and likable characters.

I read the prequel a few months ago, so I was a little worried I might have forgotten some of the more important clues and plot twists. Luckily, Sturman shared just enough background that made everything click in my head and I felt like I h
Feb 07, 2010 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: people who really liked And Then Everything Unraveled
Ugh, so this is nowhere near as good as And Then Everything Unraveled. I had a really tough time with the beginning of this. Part of the problem, I think, is that the story lost a LOT of momentum between the end of book 1 and the start of book 2. I read the cliffhanger on And Then Everything Unraveled a year ago and then I picked this up and it felt like there was little drama in the first few chapters. It was mostly just summarizing and retelling what had happened, which is, of course, BORING. ...more
Dec 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
SPOILERS: If you haven't read the first book, this review will contain spoilers.

And Then I Found Out The Truth was a fabulous sequel to And Then Everything Unraveled. The story picks up right where the first book left off and I loved reading more about the characters from the first book. If I thought they were good in the first book, I thought they were great in this one.

Delia Truesdale now knows that her mother is in fact alive. She even knows where she is. Too bad she can't do anything about i
May 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
Delia Truesdale may be getting used to living in New York City, but there’s no way she can ever accustom herself to balancing school, a social life, and figuring out the details of a secret worldwide oil scandal that has her mother hiding out in South America. Delia doesn’t want to bother herself with such unimportant things as those physics pop quizzes she keeps on failing when her mother’s life may be at stake. Of course, it’s so easy to get sidetracked by Quinn, a gorgeous and sweet guy who s ...more
Jan 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
IQ "I could hear Charley's voice in my ear, asking what following someone off a cliff actually meant-was it a real cliff, and if so, what was at the bottom, because if it was water or a stack of mattresses or a trampoline that was one thing, but if it wasn't that would be something completely different-but I tried to concentrate", Delia pg. 60 (I will never mindlessly utter the expression 'follow so-and-so off a cliff every again. so much to ponder!)

I was happy to see Quinn become a more three
Steph Su
Mar 03, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: cover-lust
AND THEN I FOUND OUT THE TRUTH is a satisfying conclusion to the wonderfully colorful mystery that began in AND THEN EVERYTHING UNRAVELED. While the plot may seem a little shaky and uneven at times, the character development is even stronger.

I had forgotten how funny Jennifer Sturman is in her first YA novel, but AND THEN I FOUND OUT THE TRUTH brought it all back for me. Delia narrates with an appreciable wryness that is 100% funny and 100% heartfelt. There is an eclectic cast of characters, but
Trupti Dorge
Aug 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own, review-copy
In the first book, Delia’s mother goes missing and is declared dead. Delia has to move places and go stay with her aunts in New York where she also meets Adam. Adam, other than being her love interest, helps Delia to find out more about her mother. And Then I Found Out The Truth is a continuation and needless to say it contains spoilers. You can try reading the second book without reading the first but I really wouldn’t suggest it.

So if you haven’t read the first book, this review contains spoli
I'd So Rather Be Reading {Nat}
Jul 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book was just as much fun as its predecessor, And Then Everything Unraveled. And Then I Found Out the Truth picks up right where And Then Everything Unraveled ended.

Delia knows that her mother is alive and well in South America, but T.K. can't come home until the people responsible for her disappearance are brought to justice. The hilarious cast of characters we met in book one are back: Aunts Charley and Patience, the flying monkeys (Delia's cousins Gweneth and Grey), Caroline the psychic
Jul 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 12 and up.
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Dec 03, 2009 rated it liked it
And Then I Found Out the Truth was a high stakes adventure that will make even James Bond pleased. And maybe even Sherlock Holmes. Jennifer Sturman drops hints throughout the book like a Jeopardy game; vague enough making you scratch your head yet when the answer is presented it makes sense. But never once does Sturman make you feel like an idiot (because Delia is on the same boat as the reader).

I did enjoy reading the many characters that Sturman writes, each one so vastly different yet equally
Ashley - Book Labyrinth
Sep 12, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I enjoyed this book, much like I did the first one. I liked it, but it never wowed me. I liked Delia and Quinn, and I even liked Natalie, Charley, and Gwyneth... but I never really felt like I got a full handle on who they were. Maybe part of the problem is that, besides Delia, most of these characters seem like stock characters. There's the quirky aunt, the uptight aunt, the smart best friend, the gorgeous and perfect love interest, and the villains. The "bad guys" of the story are probably the ...more
Nov 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
“And Then I Found Out the Truth” is a really unique book about a girl named Delia whose mother goes into hiding because of her efforts to save the environment in Antarctica. Big oil companies become aware of this and see her mother (T.K.) a threat that they want to eliminate as soon as possible. Delia is a compassionate and committed character who shows interest in a boy named Quinn who just so happens to be the stepson of the head of one of the companies. Their relationship becomes slightly str ...more
Aug 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
This is the second book in a teen chick-lit series, after And Then Everything Unraveled. It would be hard to follow without reading the first one, in spite of the fact that a great deal of the beginning of this book is spent explaining, and explaining, all the different details from the first book.

I was never caught up in the story this time. Maybe it was because I read them about 6 months apart, but the story lost its compelling aspects, and just became a narrative without anything to drive it
Sab H.  (YA Bliss)
Dec 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
On the same fun note as And Then Everything Unraveled, this sequel was equally witty and fascinating. Delia's voice is the best part of it once again, and the suspense of finding answers takes all the way to Argentina. The setting felt fascinating and it was so atmospheric I felt like I traveled with them. I love the way the author makes the time-line and the events feel so natural, any teenager can relate to the story.

All the characters were wonderful, except Quinn. I was really expecting more
Riley M
Nov 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Delia continues her adventures to find her missing mom hiding in South America in the book And then I Found Out the Truth. Delia uses all the sources she has to find her mom and bring her home safely. As the mystery unravels, she starts to second guess herself about the people she's around: Quinn Reilly, Delia's boyfriend, seems to be leaving everyday and suddenly is filed as a missing person report; Hunter Reilly, Quinn's dad, suddenly leaves on a trip to a place in South America without letti ...more
La Femme Readers
Jun 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
My rating: 4.5

And Then I Found Out The Truth was a fantastic follow-up to And Then Everything Unraveled. It had the same amount of mystery, action and originality. Usually I don't know what to expect from sequels. In spite of that, I was not disappointed. I was just as eager to unravel T.K.'s disappearance, as I was to determine the truth. Delia continued to blow me away with her spontaneity and constant search for her mother. Quinn, the evident partner in crime, started making an impression on
Delia's mom has been busy trying to save the environment down in Antarctica. But the big oil companies aren't fond of her attempts, and will stop at nothing to shut her up, including murder! Delia gets word that her mom is living underground in Argentina, where she's protected by a bodyguard, and least for the time being. Delia's been sent to New York City to live with her aunts, and is attending a very prestigious, private school. And there is a new boy around, Quinn, who turns out to ...more
Dec 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
And Then I found Out the Truth is the sequel to And Then Everything Unraveled. Delia begins to come closer to finding the truth behind her mother's disappearance and some of the people who are involved have never been suspects. Also, when Quinn's father suddenly goes on a "business trip" to Buenos Aires, Delia suspects that he knows more than he was letting on. When Quinn suddenly is suspended and shut out from all forms of communicating there is only one thing left for both of them to do; fly t ...more
Jan 10, 2011 rated it liked it
When I started these 2 books, I didn't know there was two. I was trying to figure out how it would wrap up and was shocked there was a part two. Part two was good. There are many variables and storylines that could be developed. As this one ended, I was thinking there must be a third book. But she quickly wrapped up the story with nice little bows. I enjoyed this book for what it is. Quick easy read with some mystery, intrigue, family relationships, people with money and a little teenage romance ...more
Madison Swickard
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I think that this book was out standing I absolutely loved it! It showed that if you really want something then you have to work hard for it and that's exactly what Delia Truesdale did she was just an average girl who lived with her mother until her mother was sent to Buenos Aries and never came back. And Delia is left with her crazy aunt charley now she must find her mom alone with her boyfriend Quinn and Caroline a psychic lady who tells her and Quinn to go to Buenos Aries and look for Delia's ...more
Sequel to And Then Everything Unraveled picks up right where the first book stops. Delia knows her mother has survived the attempt on her life and is in hiding to finish her investigation of the oil companies that are illegally proceeding with Antarctic oil drilling. The team is in place searching out the source of the danger and trying desperately to discover the exact plan the oil companies have and reveal it to the world so Delia's mom can come out of hiding. ...more
First off, it is best you read And Then Everything Unraveled before you enjoy this one. The plot is continued from that and only gets deeper. I really love the character of Delia as she has developed from the first novel. This is a perfect mini chick lit mystery that will have to staying up late to finish. The first one left me hanging and I hated that I had to wait a year to get to this one. The same thing happened here though. I am dying to get to the next installment.

Jun 05, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommended to Melissa by: ARC from On Our Minds at Scholastic Blog
Other than the first 30 pages and the last 5, this was a really cute book. However, it had a ridiculously sudden stop at the end, and the author used "oil" and "evildoers" so often in the same sentence that I almost felt the need to defend them! *shudder*
I was not really impressed, but a 6th or 7th grade girl will like it.
Stephanie A.
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
I liked Quinn even more this time around. Ordinarily I side-eye YA novels that can't wrap themselves up in a single installment, but since this confined itself to two rather than a trilogy/series, I loved all these characters so much I was actually excited to hang out with them more. It's also one of the few times a YA sequel has been as awesome as the first book. I can't choose my favorite. ...more
Feb 08, 2010 rated it liked it
Continuing the story begun in "And Then Everything Unraveled', we learn that Delia Truesdale's mother is indeed alive and in Argentina. This leads Delia and her dreamy boyfriend, Quinn, on a chase to save her mother. Fans of the first book will be rewarded with a neat conclusion. ...more
Sep 21, 2010 rated it liked it
This was the sequel to And Then Everything Unraveled. I love Jennifer Sturmans writing, but I have to admit that this one just didn't hold my interest the way the 1st one did. It was nice to revisit the characters and have a conclusion to the story but it felt too rushed at the end. ...more
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Jennifer Sturman is the author of several mystery novels, including The Pact and The Jinx. After graduating from Harvard College, Jennifer earned her MBA from Harvard Business School. She now lives in New York City, a few blocks from Delia’s aunt Charley (And Then Everything Unraveled). She has no free time, but if she did she would probably spend it watching teen movie classics from the '80s. ...more

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