Lev AC Rosen

Jack of Hearts

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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

"Rosen’s frankness, though, does not feel in any way gratuitous... Rather, it feels warm, generous and supportive – like the best kind of advice from a savvy friend, willing to share his own humiliating or disastrous experience to spare others the same steep, shame-filled learning curve. For teenagers not yet ready to be as out and proud as Jack, his cheerful, filthy advice may well be invaluable."

-The Times of London

“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."