Lev AC Rosen

Jack of Hearts

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ALA Rainbow Book List Top 10

Barnes and Noble Favorite YA of 2018

Book riot Best of the Month

Jack of Hearts (and other parts)

Jack has a lot of sex—and he’s not ashamed of it. While he’s sometimes ostracized, and gossip constantly rages about his sex life, Jack always believes that “it could be worse.”

But then, the worse unexpectedly strikes: When Jack starts writing a teen sex advice column for an online site, he begins to receive creepy and threatening love letters that attempt to force Jack to curb his sexuality and personality. Now it’s up to Jack and his best friends to uncover the stalker—before their love becomes dangerous.

Ground-breaking and page-turning, Jack of Hearts (and other parts) celebrates the freedom to be oneself, especially in the face of adversity.


Jack of Hearts might be the most important queer novel of the decade.”

-The Gay Times

“Contemporary sex advice meets mystery in this high school story of bullying and being true to oneself… An upbeat, conversational writing style makes this story move quickly, and the understandably creepy atmosphere surrounding the unwanted notes is punctuated by his adventures with his friends, supportive relationship with his mother, and sexual exploits... an essential addition to library collections that serve teens.”

-School Library Journal Starred Review

"Fresh, sex-positive, and unabashedly entertaining."

-Booklist Starred Review

“Whip-smart…humane, sex-positive writing of the funniest, filthiest and most heartening kind.”

-The Guardian

"A sex-positive and thoughtful romp with humor and heart."


"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).”

-Mackenzi Lee, New York Times Best Selling author of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

"Told in a ferociously original voice, this subversive and defiantly queer ode to living your truth as an act of resistance arrives right on time.”

-Caleb Roehrig, author of Last Seen Leaving and White Rabbit

"Bold. Unfiltered. Supportive. Funny. Boundary-shattering. There aren't enough words for how much I loved Jack of Hearts, but if I could sum it up in one, it would be: necessary. Put this book in the hands of every teen who needs the courage to find comfort in their skin and desires (or lack thereof)."

-Dahlia Adler, author of Under the Lights