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The Mostly True Story of Jack: Publication Tracker

  • SLJ Mention

    SLJ Mention
    School Library Journal Blog In a post about possible Newberry winners, TMTSoJ receives a prediction. The author does call it a dark horse, but hey, the fact that School Library Journal is predicting your book as a possible Newberry winner? The mention alone has to be pretty cool.
  • SLJ Ad

    School Library JournalTMTSoJ is featured as an ad on the front page of and I choose it as my book for this project!
  • Author Site

    Author Site
    Kelly Barnhill's Website I decided to visit the author's site on this day. Her website is a blog that's run by wordpress. It is not a publisher's website. She hasn't mentioned her book in a little while, but there is a link to its Facebook page. There are 128 people who like this book.
  • Facebook Page

    Facebook Page
    TMTSoJ Facebook Today, I decided to visit the Facebook page for TMTSoJ. The author posts information about upcoming readings, as well as links to blog posts and reviews. According to the page, most of the reviews have been pretty positive.
  • Good Reads Visit

    Good Reads Today, I visited the page for TMTSoJ on There are over 1,000 reviews on the page. Reactions on the page are more mixed than the reviews from publishers and blogs. It receives a lot more two and three star ratings than I expected from the reviews posted.
  • Purchased

    Today, I bought the book from the local Barnes and Noble. It was on a display of promising fiction for kids. I will add the book to the library's collection tomorrow.
  • Book Review

    Book Review
    City Book Review
    City Book Review posts a review of TMTSoJ on their website. They call the book "scary, mysterious, and downright complicated," and give it five stars. There are no comments on the post or Likes on Facebook.
  • Book Review

    Book Review
    Kepler's Books and Magazines Kepler's, an independent book shop in Menlow Park, CA, reviews this book on its website. However, it is not so much a review as a description of the plot and a teaser.
  • Book Review

    Book Review
    Kids Reads Kids' Reads is an independent website that reviews books for kids. The review on TMTSoJ was very positive, calling it "the perfect introduction to a promising new talent." There is a link to to purchase the book.
  • Radio Coverage

    Radio Coverage
    WXPN NPR didn't cover this book, but it was a November pick for kids for WXPN of the Philadelphia region.
  • Nomination!

    YALSA A blog post lets me know that TMTSoJ has been nominated for the Young Adults Library Services Association's award for Best Fiction for Young Adults. The winner will be announced in January.
  • Blog Post

    Blog Post
    Dayton Metro Library - Teens
    The teens blog for the Dayton Metro Library posts an entry about TMTSoJ. They call it a "must read for teens and tweens alike." No comments on this post.
  • Blog Post

    Blog Post
    Good Book and Good Wine Blog
    Another blog post, this time on a blog by someone who seems to be a librarian, though it isn't clear. The post is written in a very funny style, and the poster really liked the book. She posted three links to other blog reviews of TMTSoJ, and there were 6 comments. 2 were irrelevant to the novel, but the other 4 intended to read the book.
  • LibraryThing

    Library Thing I add the book to my Library Thing account. I share this book with 70 other members and it has a 4 out of 5 star rating. The user reviews posted were mostly positive.