What I Thought Was True

What I Thought Was True Gwen Castle has never so badly wanted to say good bye to her island home till now the summer her Biggest Mistake Ever Cassidy Somers takes a job there as the local yard boy He s a rich kid from acro

Gwen Castle has never so badly wanted to say good bye to her island home till now the summer her Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, takes a job there as the local yard boy He s a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island s summer people happy Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses willGwen Castle has never so badly wanted to say good bye to her island home till now the summer her Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, takes a job there as the local yard boy He s a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island s summer people happy Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses will be her fate too, but just when it looks like she ll never escape her past or the island Gwen s dad gives her some shocking advice Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to resolve what she thought was true about the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herself with what really is.

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  1. Huntley Fitzpatrick grew up dreamy and distracted in coastal Connecticut She flourished in a family of bookworms where everyone always had their nose in a book She kept an exhaustively thorough journal which frightened her boyfriends but has proved very useful in her career as a writer Her debut contemporary Romance, MY LIFE NEXT DOOR, was published in June of 2012 by Penguin Dial for Young Readers Now she laughs with and eavesdrops on her six children who provide her with perspective and material She is represented by the amazing Christina Hogrebe of the Jane Rotrosen Agency.

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  1. Actual rating 3.5Just sex Am I never going to be anything than somebody s strategy, a destination marked off on a road map and then passed through for someplace better This book came as a surprise I expected a light summer read, and I got a whole lot than that This is not a fluffy book It s quite a bit darker and serious than my anticipated YA Contemporary brain candy because sometimes I just don t want to think I have to admit it was rough going at times, because this book did frustrate me s [...]

  2. Heaven by the water.Best kept little secret in New England.Tiny hidden jewel cradled by the rocky Connecticut coast.Seashell Island, where I ve lived all my life, is called all those things and .And all I want to do is leave it behind.This is a story of anger.Screw them before they screw you.There s the islanders and then there s the summer people The island is Gwen s and the islanders most of the year They live on it, eat from it s sea, and swim in it s waters But during the summer they become [...]

  3. DNF around 200 pages once I realized I was only halfway through and nothing interesting had happened yet The withholding of information was irritating I mean, when everyone in the book knows what happened except the reader, it s pretty freaking annoying, especially since we re not talking about a murder mystery here and the constant flashbacks were also confusing when the big mystery of what happened in Gwen s past isn t even that shocking Positives the older woman she cares for, the New England [...]

  4. Since my first language is Portuguese, reading the book I kept trying to understand why Gwen called her grandmother vov but her grandfather was simply Grandpa Ben Makes no sense specially because he was the one who came from Portugal not her.Overall a nice read but the book kind of lost me at the last three chapters I would ve added a few Cass s POV chapters because, clearly, Gwen offers us a skewed and prejudiced version of herself it would ve been nice to see her trough Cass s eyesOP RATING UN [...]

  5. In honor of Kissing Day, a little taste of kisses from WHAT I THOUGHT WAS TRUE He is absolutely still, motionless.Very, very slowly, I lift my own hand, slide it up to rest on top of his and squeeze His breath catches, but he still doesn t move There s another flash of lightning One Mississippi Two Mississippi The way to count out a storm Another beat of silence, then I turn my face to the side and catch his mouth with mine.Someone pinch me.

  6. Rating 4.5 StarsAlthough Fitzpatrick s sopho novel has made it onto many Waiting on Wednesday posts and Top Ten Most Anticipated lists, it s one of the last books I expected to be reading this year While Fitzpatrick managed to hit the nail on the head concerning quite a few issues with her debut novel, My Life Next Door fell seriously flat for me Thus, to find myself quite besotted with her sopho piece is a surprise, to say the least But What I Thought Was True battles the crashing waves of adol [...]

  7. It s been over a year since I read this novel, and I am still thinking about it If you missed this novel, I highly recommend checking it out Feb 2, 2015 ADD THIS TO YOUR to read list IMMEDIATELY .I read this novel almost straight through I only had a break for dinner with my husband and I have so many things that I am thinking about .This novel is layered, beautifully written, has an incredible setting, contains rich prose, has emotionally charged characters, explores deep relationships, shows f [...]

  8. Buddy read with JaspritIt would have been a good four except that you may proceed to read my rant under the spoiler tags view spoiler EXCEPT THAT CHEATING IS A FUCKING NO NO IN MY BOOK.I don t care whether you re confused teenagersI don t care about anything else.If you re confused and not sureTAKE A BREAKDon t lie to the person you re withDon t lie to your best friend who happens to be related to said personIn fact wait to go womanANKS FOR RUINING AN AGE OLD FRIENDSHIP WITH YOUR SELFISHNESSI ha [...]

  9. Holy crap, just tell me already what the freak happened with Gwen and Cass At halfway through, not telling the readers what literally everybody in the novel not only knows but that affects all their actions and reactions is just being coy for the sake of coyness Even worse, you ve bracketed the core event with flashbacks that make Gwen look stupid and irrational in the present So essentially, the author is counting on keeping my interest despite a bitter protagonist who we can see has badly misj [...]

  10. Although I didn t enjoy this as much as My Life Next Door which I LOVED , this was still a cute and enjoyable read I just want all the cute, summer contemporaries from Huntley Fitzpatrick please

  11. What I Thought Was True is my second Huntley Fitzpatrick book, and to say I had high hopes for this book would be an understatement I mean, you all know my love and adoration for My Life Next Door right Let me just get this out of the way You need to go into this book as you should each and every book not letting previous books by the author influence your expectations of the characters and events that are about to happen I mean, unless it s a series LOL What I Thought Was True was an amazing re [...]

  12. Review posted on The Eater of Books blog What I Thought Was True by Huntley FitzpatrickPublisher Dial Books for Young ReadersPublication Date April 15, 2014Rating 4 starsSource Kindle copy bought from Summary from Gwen Castle has never so badly wanted to say good bye to her island home till now the summer her Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, takes a job there as the local yard boy He s a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners [...]

  13. It is the rare book that only earns one star from me I don t like giving only one star as I know that someone worked hard to write whatever I ve read Only this doesn t feel like it was worked at much at all It feels sloppy and poorly constructed and just basically clich d and a waste of time and paper Sorry to say that, but it is my honest opinion.First, let us discuss continuity I ve said this before in other reviews, but an author has to proof read, not just for spelling and grammar, but so th [...]

  14. Review also posted at Ja itam, a ti When I first read My Life Next Door I couldn t describe how much I enjoyed it It was all I asked for, sweet, innocent and extremely emotional Honestly, April couldn t be here soon enough to finally grab this one and enter Fitzpatrick s world once again I wish I could say everything turned out great this time around but that s not the case So I ll just split my review into things I liked and those that I did not.Good I ll start from the setting here I always fe [...]

  15. I will say I was a HUGE FAN of her first book, My Life Next door so I could not wait for this book to come out I was expecting big things for this book since I enjoyed the author s first one and I am happy to say it did not let me down Now I am a big fan of contemporary books, I can read them very quickly I read this book in two days, which is no surprise there.Huntley Fitzpatrick has a way with making me fall in love with each and every character she writes I loved Gwen from the get go She is a [...]

  16. BR with Balkan girls DNF at 30%I have been waiting for this book for months I m so disappointed right now I just couldn t get into it The storyline was confusing and boring It took me forever to read few chapters Meh I don t have time for torturing myself Life is short and my TBR pile is too long.Maybe I had too high expectations All those glowing reviews were misleading But I m going to give this author a chance and read her debut novel, I heard it s better than this one.Choking back my tears, [...]

  17. Meeeehhhhhhh.I m actually kind of upset I wanted to like this But Gwen Oh, my god, what a bitch Running around with a chip on her shoulder about being poor, being completely unfair to people who don t deserve her shit, giving her cousin a pass for being a total douchebag.I couldn t like her I couldn t like her cousin And I couldn t like Cassidy for actually liking her.

  18. What I Thought Was True was one of my most anticipated books of 2014 Book Review What I Thought Was True is an utterly charming young adult romance about what has happened and what s to come It s a story about juggling the feelings of first love I was captivated from the first page until the last by the characters, the writing, and quiet love story The scenes in were so vividly described From the crackling of the seashells to the smell of salt in the air, I was transported to a place I ve never [...]

  19. Two years ago one of the biggest young adult contemporary surprises for me was Huntley Fitzpatrick s debut novel, My Life Next Door I was so amazed with this story that I tried to make all my friends read it, I raved and raved and raved about it No one should be surprised that her new novel, What I Thought Was True, was on the top of my 2014 wishlist Unfortunately, tale about Gwen and Cass was nowhere near awesomeness of Samantha and Jase.Last week you could read Tanja s review for this book if [...]

  20. 4.5 starsOriginally posted at Writer of WrongsThis boooooooooooook I closed this book with a happy sigh and an aching tightness in my chest, equal parts enchanted and sad What I Thought Was True was just what I was expecting from the author of My Life Next Door, a book I love to pieces This book, set in the same town and world as MLND, captures the bittersweetness of summer How it bridges the end of something with the beginning of something else, how it seems to symbolizes your past and your chi [...]

  21. I really enjoyed the romance and the setting of this book, it was so cute to see the two come together, after a rocky past The downside was the pacing The romance plot was slow to begin with, and was resolved by 75% through, which left a quarter of the book to pull the loose ends together for the subplots that I didn t care about as much as Cass and Gwen s relationship A lot was going on, and I felt the book could have been at least fifty pages shorter, but I was absolutely LOVING the first 30%, [...]

  22. Actual rating 3.5 starsWhen it comes to books you want to read in summer, Huntley Fitzpatrick is right up there with Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han I read Huntley s first novel, My Life Next Door, last year and look forward to it s upcoming companion book, Boy Most Likely To, out in August 2015 What I Thought Was True has been sitting on my shelf for over a year, since it was released last spring, and I finally decided to pick it up with my book club this past week.What I Thought was true takes plac [...]

  23. Summary left me kind of confused but I will read it of course because Huntley s debut book was sooooo excellent this one can t be anything but

  24. I truly loved this book Huntley Fitzpatrick is the only contemporary author I ve read so far that in my opinion write that genre well Very well.

  25. I am not going to give this a star rating because I don t feel like I read enough to truly give a rating that would explain the overall book What I thought this book was going to be was a cute contemporary like Huntley s first book My Life Next Door Instead, I got through 60 pages full of very irritating grammatical errors, and very vague references of something in her past that happened but we don t know what it is We also got a glimpse of the male main character who is apparently hunky and swe [...]

  26. The beginning was so fun and really got my hopes up I thought this was going to be a four star book but the miscommunication just got to me and none of the problems were resolving fast enough for my tastes This book seriously did not have to be as long as it was It felt way too drawn out Sometimes, less is .

  27. 4.5 5 starsIt seems like it s been forever since I first finished My Life Next Door and immediately wished for another Huntley Fitzpatrick book to follow If I could, I d read a never ending pile of summer romances written by her and be totally satisfied Suffice it to say, the wait for her sopho novel hasn t been easy, but thankfully I always had Jase to keep me company in the interim And good company he is I think I have all of his swoony scenes memorized by now Expectations for What I Thought W [...]

  28. 3.25 StarsI really enjoyed the romantic aspects in this book The couple had lots of chemistry and absolutely gave me the feels The drawback is that this is very slow paced and a bit long for a contemporary novel but this is still a nice summer read.

  29. What I thought was true is a second novel that I read by Huntley Fitzpatric My Life Next Door was recommended to me by my cousin and I liked it because it portrayed a teenage relationship in a very realistic manner without unnecessary angst and instant love and because the author dealt with sex in a very mature way Further the story raised some interesting questions about family, honesty and the image we project to the outside world I thought it was good because it was different, it offered a fr [...]

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