#16thingsithoughtweretrue book Review

22 June 2014

Release Date: March 4, 2014
Book: #16thingsithoughtweretrue
Author: Janet Gurtler
Source: Purchased from Barnes and Noble
The Basics: 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 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.

Rating: 2.5/5

My Musings:
     I'm really sad that I didn't like this book. I wanted to so bad but i just couldn't get in it.When I first read the back cover I thought this book would be an easy fun read. I was excited and looking forward to reading it. Most reviews on goodreads were positive so I decided to go out and buy it. I'm kinda disappointed with the book.
     The beginning of the story felt awkward and a little forced. It seemed less like and actual beginning and more like the middle section. I felt like the exposition was interrupted by the busy-ness surrounding Morgan. From the beginning I thought the book was moving too fast and not allowing the reader to connect to any of the characters. To say the least the book had a rocky and awkward start.
     I love cheesy stories and cutesy things as much as the next girl does but this book took it too far.I think the reason I felt like this book was cheesy was because the characters were terribly underdeveloped and anything they said or did just felt fake. In fact I often felt like many characters only served the purpose of moving the story along. You only saw one side of Adam and Amy and a lot of their actions were geared to help get Morgan find her dad even if they seemed unrealistic. It was this lack of depth and weight that didn't let me connect to any of the characters. Despite some of the things i disliked about the book there were many scenes I liked. The whole thing with her dad was decent. It wasn't anything special but it didn't seem as awkward and forced as other scenes in the book. Or how she confronted her mom about it. There were many good points in the book despite all the problems in the book.
     I have to say that my favorite character was Amy. She was so cute and sweet. She had no filter and said what i was thinking and was never afraid to call out Morgan. She made me laugh and cry. I loved the little side romance she had with Morgan's brother. She did seem a little fake and unrealistic and the whole twist in her story line felt like overkill.
    The romance was just not my favorite part of the story. It didn't have any depth. However it was cute so i'll give it that. It was sweet though rather rushed and a bit forced.
     Overall I was disappointed with the story and didn't really like it. A major reason i didn't enjoy it was because I just couldn't connect with the characters.
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