Source: Netgalley (Thanks, Sourcebooks!)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
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.
#16ThingsIThoughtWereTrue wasn't a perfect book. Not at all. But it was an interest book with a good message - and it was true to life. Bad things happened. It wasn't all sunshine and rainbows, and I think that you have to respect an author for that.
I liked it. I loved the road trip elements, and the humor - and the little hint of romance near the end. And I liked the characters. I liked the fact that Morgan was obsessed with Twitter - just like I am. And the fact that she has more online friends than real friends - because let's face it, a lot of us do. Morgan was just a normal girl, and she reacted in normal girl ways. I was proud to see it.
As for Amy and Adam... both of them stole my heart. In totally different ways. Amy stole it because she's just so true to herself - and she doesn't possess a word filter at all! I love people who just say what they feel or think, all the time! They make my life better.
And Adam? He stole my heart because he's a sweet guy - he's only hiding behind that jerk facade. He was freaking adorable, and sensitive... and heck, he was even funny. I really liked him. This group of people - Morgan, Adam and Amy - were perfect together. They just mesh right, and I loved that!
All in all, #16ThingsIThoughtWereTrue is one of those books that you like - you just don't love. In my opinion. But that doesn't mean that it wasn't a really good book - it just didn't hit me in the right way for five stars.