Wednesday, October 8, 2014


#16thingsithoughtweretrue (16 Things I Thought Were True)
By Janet Gurtler
Sourcebooks Fire, 2014. 283 pages. Young adult fiction.

As you might imply from the title, Morgan has a Twitter addiction - and it has only intensified in the months since a video of her dancing in her underwear goes viral online, making her feel ostracized at work and at school. But when her mom suddenly has heart surgery and reveals to Morgan the name of her dad who she has never met, it will take two in-person friends to travel with her to Canada to meet him. Along the way, she comes to realize that a lot of the things she had thought were true about her life were not.

This was an interesting book and Gurtler does a good job of making the characters interesting and likeable. I think she takes on a few too many plot points for my taste, but the overall effect of seeing a teenage girl reexamine her life was enjoyable. The book does have some intense language and mild sexuality.


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