Sunday, September 21, 2014

Book Review: #16ThingsIThoughtWereTrue by Janet Gurtler

Title: #16ThingsIThoughtWereTrue
Author: Janet Gurtler
Series/Novel: Novel
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 278
Publisher: Source Books, Inc
Year Published: 2014
First Line: “1. Working in an amusement park should be amusing. #16thingsithoughtweretrue”

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?
5,000 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 junk food 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.”

My Rating: 3.5/5

So I finally finished a book! Yay! This book was ok, but not what I thought it would be. It did show how obsessed the world has become with things on the internet. I’ve never been a huge fan of Twitter, but I can definitely see the point of this book.
This book follows Morgan’s journey through life after embarrassing moments that found their way to the internet. As well how she finds her father.
Now, I’m not saying this book is bad, I’m saying it was ok. I just feel that it could be so much more. I didn’t feel very close to the characters. As well, the story just didn’t seem to be real enough for me. Everything that happened seemed obvious to me.
I did like the idea of deserting the internet for a while.

Thanks for reading,

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