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.
200words (or less) review: My initial expectation 16 Things I Thought Were True was that of a fun road trip adventure with a few emotional high and lows to keep things interesting. Understatement.
Now before I continue I need to say: “I love Amy.”
She gets the best character award.
16 Things I Thought Were True has so much going for it, humour (essential), character growth, romance and have mentioned the emotional part? Janet Gurtler exceeded my expectations, not only did I like the story, care about the characters (especially Amy) – it left me reeling.
This book doesn’t come with a neat-bow-ending (though is I’m totally honest I probably wouldn’t have minded) but a real one. Think Amy sums it up perfectly:
“But remember, if the world didn’t suck, we’d all fall off it.”