What I Thought Was True

What I Thought Was True


By (author) Huntley Fitzpatrick

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  • Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers,US
  • Format: Hardback | 409 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 212mm x 36mm | 520g
  • Publication date: 19 May 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0803739095
  • ISBN 13: 9780803739093
  • Sales rank: 30,192

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The eagerly anticipated follow-up to "My Life Next Door" is a magnetic, push-me-pull-me summer romance for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han. Gwen Castle's Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her idyllic Nantucket-esque island this summer. 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. Huntley Fitzpatrick delivers another enticing summer read full of expectation and regret, humor and hard questions, and a romance that will make every reader swoon.

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From the author of "My Life Next Door "comes a new swoony summertime romance

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Praise for "What I Thought Was True" "Fitzpatrick once again evokes the dizzying heights of adolescent passion while remaining down-to-earth." --"Publishers Weekly," starred review "A beautiful story of first love . . . Gwen's character has the kind of depth and voice that will enchant teens. Those with regrets of their own will find hope in this coming-of-age romance that will appeal to fans of Deb Caletti and Sara Zarr." --"School Library Journal " "Fitzpatrick beautifully portrays a teenager's wobbly foray into sex as well as her dawning awareness of the power that actions and incautiously chosen words have to hurt others. . . . Natural dialogue and authentic characters abound. Much deeper than the pretty cover lets on." --"Kirkus Reviews " "[Fitzpatrick] has smart storytelling abilities, and her novels have a yearned-for richness and depth . . . Watching Cass and Gwen fall in love is a true delight." --"Romantic Times " "A sometimes steamy and very believable account of how it feels to discover how important it is to take responsibility for oneself and the decisions that shape one's life. A must for collections that can't keep Sarah Dessen, Stephanie Perkins, or YA summer romance titles on the shelves." --"Booklist " "These are flawed people who battle their own self-conceptions and strive to discover themselves anew. Gwen learns much about her town, her family, and her future all in one summer . . . There is a tomorrow that these characters must confront, and while their tomorrow is brighter, their lives are not complete--just better." --"VOYA " "Utterly luminous . . . deftly balances the shimmering promise of summer, first, love, and yearning in an emotionally charged, beautifully written book." --Kristan Higgins, "New York Times" bestselling author "Hauntingly raw, romantic, and beautiful."--Katie McGarry, author of "Crash Into You" "An exquisitely drawn portrait of what it means to be balanced on the line between what was and what may come. I was entranced." --Katja Millay, author of "The Sea of Tranquility " Praise for "My Life Next Door" "Fitzpatrick's excellent first novel movingly captures the intensity of first love [and] the corrupting forces of power..." --"Publishers Weekly," starred review "Chemistry that crackles: it's the novel's tender, awkward, sexy, dizzy-happy portrayal of first love that really makes it soar." --"Horn Book " "The characters are dynamic and realistic. Strong narrative pacing adds to the whole sun-kissed package, which is on par with authors such as Sarah Dessen and Deb Caletti." --"School Library Journal" "An almost perfect summer romance...[that] will have every girl who reads the novel wishing for a Jase of her own." --"Kirkus Reviews " "Fitzpatrick perfectly captures the heady joys of first love while still dealing with everyday realities." --VOYA "A heart-warming romance every girl will envy." --Simone Elkeles, "New York Times" bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series "A wonderful read that will connect with your heart--guaranteed!" --Lurlene McDaniel, bestselling author of Heart to Heart "One of the best books I read this past year. . . . Wonderful, uplifting and beautifully written." --Kristan Higgins, "New York Times "bestselling author "A summer romance with depth." --"The Boston Sunday Globe " Best First Book Finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA Awards YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults title