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Review: 16 Things I Thought Were True

16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler

16 Things I Thought Were True

Publication date: March 4th 2014

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Number of pages: 304

Series: N/A

Genre: YA Contemporary

Source: Received in exchange for review. This is my honest opinion.


 Goodreads synopsis:

Heart attacks happen to other people

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

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

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.



My heart sung, weeped, broke and soared. This book soared. I loved it to bits. #thingsiKNOWaretrue

This book totally deserved it’s spot on my Most Anticipated Books of 2014 list. Now it will end up on my Favourites of 2014 list. I just love it. I actually cried (and this is coming from the girl who didn’t cry in The Fault in Our Stars) and I laughed. #thingsiKNOWaretrue

It was actually so beautiful. The ending, oh the ending, was perfect for the story. I loved all the little things, like how Morgan used Twitter as sort of a haven and I loved reading the hashtags at the beginning of each chapter (I case your wondering why I keep using hashtags in this review). #thingsiKNOWaretrue

Who could forget such a swoony romance? Adam was so amazing and I loved his outlook and the way he cared for Morgan and Amy. It was so cute and perfect and I loved it so much. Then there was Amy, who needs just as much of a mention as Adam. #thingsiKNOWaretrue

Morgan herself needs a whole paragraph. I loved her actions at the end, won’t spoil anything, and the way that she stood up for Amy like that. She had so many things going on and she remained a determined and smart character who I loved to read about. #thingsiKNOWaretrue

There were twists and the little things turned to bigger things. One minute you are relieved, the next devastated. I have never read a book about a road-trip, so that was cool, and the characters had their funny little lines now and again. Everything turned out perfectly and couldn’t possibly be any better. #thingsiKNOWaretrue

If you love contemporary, you HAVE to read this. If you loved The Fault in Our Stars, you HAVE to read this. I know people hate it when reviewers compare books with other books, but hey, it’s a recommendation. I loved this and I can’t wait to read more by this author. SO GOOD. I never read stuff this long in pretty much one sitting. Without even meaning to. #thingsiKNOWaretrue

 5/5 comets
Bye, bye Earth! Out of this world!

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 Goodreads author bio:

Janet GurtlerJanet lives near the Canadian Rockies with her husband and son and a little dog named Bruce. She does not live in an Igloo or play hockey, but she does love maple syrup and says “eh” a lot.





*This review was orignally posted on my primary blog, Bookcomet