Thursday, July 17, 2014

WHAT I THOUGHT WAS TRUE

What I Thought Was TrueBook Review:  What I Thought Was True

Author:  Huntley Fitzpatrick
Published:  April 2014
Series:  No
Genre:  YA Contemps

The Setting - Taken from Goodreads
Gwen Castle's Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her Nantucket-esque island this summer. He's a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island's summer people happy. Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses will be her fate too, but just when it looks like she'll never escape her past—or the island—Gwen's dad gives her some shocking advice. Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to resolve what she thought was true—about the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herself—with what really is.


My Two Cents
Yes.  Another "beach read" for me.  And while the romance was cute I wasn't overly impressed like so many other bloggers were.  I really think What I Thought Was True is about teenage expectations and actual realities.  And when you're a teenager sometimes realities hurt, a lot.  Gwen has had some unhealthy relationships.  Both with her dad and with boys.  But can she overcome her past and see what truly is in front of her?  Yeah, Fitzpatrick's writing was a fun ride but I really couldn't connect with Gwen and her situation.  Maybe I'm jealous because my teenage "bubble" popped a long time ago and reality has set in.  But regardless, I'm awarding What I Thought Was True 3 out of 5 stars.  Read this if you are in high school or really love YA contemporaries.  I need more magic, literally!  

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