16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler

16 Things I Thought Were True

byJanet Gurtler

Paperback | March 4, 2014

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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.
Janet Gurtler lives in Calgary, Canada with her husband and son and a puppy blessed with cuteness rather than brains. Janet does not live in an Igloo or play hockey, but she does love maple syrup and says eh" a lot. Visit janetgurtler.blogspot.com."
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Title:16 Things I Thought Were TrueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.24 × 5.51 × 0.82 inPublished:March 4, 2014Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1402277970

ISBN - 13:9781402277979

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life Well this one was a surprise. I totally pre-judged #16thingsithoughtweretrue as a light and fluffy road trip book. And it's definitely far from that. First off, it was very easy to relate with Morgan our MC. She's absolutely obsessed with Twitter and the amount of followers she has. As far as she's concerned those are her friends. She's also a Youtube star. But not because she wants to be. Her ex-bff posted a video of her dancing around in guys briefs that quickly took off. Obviously it was very embarrassing but it also ostracized and alienated her. I think because of that Morgan's attitude is very poor and isn't the most likable character to begin with. The crap doesn't stop there though. Within the first few pages Morgan's mom has a heart attack. Which of course is an absolute shock but also starts to change a lot of things in Morgan's life. Morgan doesn't know who her dad is. Absolutely nothing about him. For some reason her mom has kept everything about a total secret. But with the uncertainty of her mom's health, her mom starts to part with some information about her dad. And Morgan knows she needs to meet him. This is where two new and unexpected friends come in. Amy, a weird and quirky girl that Morgan works with and Adam their manager, who Morgan isn't overly fond of. But when her mom becomes sick he turns out to be a complete comfort to her. Anyways, when Morgan decides to go across the boarder to Vancouver to find her dad Amy and Adam offer to come along. When she surprises her dad and shows up at his door, well things don't turn out exactly like she thought they would. I did really like Morgan. You could tell she was hiding behind her Twitter account. She can be a little cynical and not terribly nice. But once Adam and Amy come into her life they teach her to just be herself because she's a pretty awesome person. Adam is super cute. I love my nerdy guys and he totally fits the bill. Morgan and his relationship eventually starts to form as more than friendship and I totally ship it. It's just adorable. Amy is this little pixie like girl that never stops talking. She's hilarious and doesn't hold back. But in a good way. She gets Morgan to open up. I really loved her. This is a great story about self discovery that really packs a few unexpected punches right into the feels. Just when you think everything is going good, pow, right in the gut.
Date published: 2015-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review from MajiBookshelf Having read some of Janet Gurtler's previous books, 16 Things I Thought Were True is probably by far my favorite one out of the bunch. 16 Things I Thought Were True talks about a twitter maniac, whose name is Morgan. When her mom gets sick, she starts to panic, especially since her mother is single. Morgan has two older brothers, but Morgan has always felt like she still needed to find out who her father is. After an embarrassing video that went viral, Morgan doesn't really have real friends anymore. Despite having no real friends, Morgan says that her "twitter" friends are as real as they can be. During her summer job, she meets a very enthusiastic girl named Amy, and their very mean boss, Adam. They have all been stressed out for various reasons, so the three of them suddenly decide to go on a roadtrip, and are determined to find Morgan's birth father. Plot wise, the story may not have been as unique, because I remember reading something like that in some previous young adult books. Despite that, I can't say that the story wasn't enjoyable or was even predictable. The characters were all very diverse, unique, and very funny. It was also a very sad book at times. Many moments where the characters were put in tough positions. We also got to learn a lot about each of the characters. There were a few "roll your eyes" moments that I just couldn't deal with, but leaving those aside, it was a very well written book! Overall, if you're looking for a contemporary book that has a bit of romance, humor, and friendship, then 16 Things I Thought Were True is the book for you! I will definitely be looking forward to future books by Janet Gurtler, and I really hope she delivers a very different book in the near future!
Date published: 2014-05-01