Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Jack of Hearts (And Other Parts) by L.C. Rosen, read by Drew Caidan.
My first time getting it in the butt was kind of weird. I think it's going to be weird for everyone's first time, though.
Jack Rothman is seventeen. A solid student with a talent for art, he likes partying, makeup and boys. Sometimes all at the same time. His active, unashamed sex life makes him a red hot topic for the high school gossip machine, but Jack doesn't really care too much about what the crowd is saying about him. His mantra is: 'It could be worse.'
And then it is.
When Jack starts writing a teen sex advice column for his best friend's website, he begins to receive creepy and threatening love letters. His 'admirer' is obsessed with Jack - they know who he's hanging out with, who he's sleeping with, who his mum is dating. And while they say they love Jack, they don't love his lifestyle. They want him to curb his sexuality and personality. And if he won't, they will force him.
As his stalker starts to ratchet up the pressure, it's up to Jack and his friends to uncover their identity, before their love becomes genuinely dangerous.
Humane, sex-positive writing of the funniest, filthiest and most heartening kind.
Jack of Hearts might be the most important queer novel of the decade
Contemporary sex advice meets mystery in this high school story of bullying and being true to oneself . . . an essential addition to library collections that serve teens.
Jack of Hearts (And Other Parts) is the sex ed class you didn't get in high school - positive, frank and inclusive, but also hilarious, heartfelt and impossibly fun. This book is like a hug that also slaps you on the ass (in the consensual flirtatious sexy way).
A fierce, frank high school thriller which depicts gay intimacy in a sex positive and unapologetic way.
This book is filth
It's the book about high school that gives you the sex ed class desperately lacking from high school education.
The affirming, sex-positive, brilliant new book that puts the "adult" into young adult literature
Readers will be talking about Jack for years to come
I know that when I was coming out I would have loved to have been able to pick up a book that did not ignore or demonise gay sex
The author's first novel Jack of Hearts instantly became part of the queer canon. His latest novel addresses the aftermath of coming out of the closet.