16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler
Publisher: Sourcefire Books
Publication date: March 4, 2014
Synopsis: Heart attacks happen to other people #thingsIthoughtweretrue
When Morgan’s mom gets sick, it’s hard not to panic. Without her mother, she would have no one—until she finds out the dad who walked out on her as a baby isn’t as far away as she thought…
Adam is a stuck-up, uptight jerk #thingsIthoughtweretrue
Now that they have a summer job together, Morgan’s getting to know the real Adam, and he’s actually pretty sweet…in a nerdy-hot kind of way. He even offers to go with her to find her dad. Road trip, anyone?
5000 Twitter followers are all the friends I need #thingsIthoughtweretrue
With Adam in the back seat, a hyper chatterbox named Amy behind the wheel, and plenty of Cheetos to fuel their trip, Morgan feels ready for anything. She’s not expecting a flat tire, a missed ferry, a fake girlfriend…and that these two people she barely knew before the summer started will become the people she can’t imagine living without.
Personal Thoughts: I’ve read a few of Janet Gurtler’s books before like I’m Not Her and How I Lost You and I went into her newest book with high expectations. Let’s just say that they were surpassed. This is definitely my new favorite book by her. 🙂 Adam and Amy, Morgan’s newest accidental friends are exactly what she needs after her ‘famous’ viral YouTube video that created the ultimate humiliation for her. Nothing has been the same since it was posted by her ex-best friend.
Morgan’s summer starts off to a bad start when her mother is sent to the hospital with heart problems. Things get even worse when her mom gives her a bombshell and the secret is not a secret anymore. This ensues in a road trip into foreign territory where Morgan isn’t sure she wants to go into. However, with the help of her new friends, they set out to discover the truth and learn a lot about themselves along the way. 16 Things I Thought Were True is an amazing story about friendship, family and trying to belong. The author does a great job developing the characters and they are very relatable. Great summer read recommendation!
Rating: 5/5 Stars