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?
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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.
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Release Date: March 4, 2014
16 Things I Thought Were True was a great contemporary, and I'm excited to read other books that Janet Gurtler writes in the future!
I feel like this book was more character driven than plot based, and I really liked most of the characters. Amy was such a good, hilarious friend. I loved how she always said exactly what was on her mind (good or bad). She didn’t seem to ever had bad intentions, though. I also thought it was great how she helped Morgan come out of her shell more and let more people in.
Adam was amazing. From the first impression the reader gets of him, I never thought I’d like him as much as I did. However, he genuinely cared about Morgan, and was so strong in helping her deal with the issues that came her way, especially with her mom’s illness.
Morgan was just okay to me, since she definitely could be pretty insensitive at times. Despite me not liking that, I did understand her motivations behind saying the things she did. Throughout the book, she matures though, which is one of my favorite things to see in a main character.
A large part of the book is centered around a road trip that Morgan goes on with Amy and Adam to find her birth dad. The trip itself was so much fun, but the trip to meet her birth father was pretty emotional, and especially some things that eventually happened.
The writing itself was entertaining and I was always curious to know what was going to happen next. I’d give 16 Things I Thought Were True 3 out of 5 flowers :)