Book Review: #16ThingsIThoughtWereTrue

Over the long weekend I was able to read a book from cover to cover. I couldn’t tell you the last time that I did that! I am pretty proud of myself.

It was a relatively quick read, but that still counts for a win right?

My mom passed this book along to me to read. She thought that I would find it interesting because of the role that social media has. Janet Gurtler, a Canadian author, wrote this young adult novel which not only has an emotional story but really puts a spotlight on the importance that social media carries in the lives of young people.

To give you a quick glimpse to the story, it revolves around Morgan, a teenage girl who is working through her last high school summer vacation. Morgan is not concerned with the relationships that she has with those around her because of her large Twitter following. Everything gets turned upside down when she receives a message from her brother about her mom being rushed to the hospital. That summer changes everything for Morgan and what she thought was her reality.

I enjoyed this book but do feel that it would be difficult for people over the age of 25 to understand Morgan’s perspective regarding social media during the high school  years. I could see some parents being able to gain insight on this ever changing technological realm and the role it plays to their kids. The main theme of the novel is relationships: online, with family, friends and with yourself.

This is a book that i could recommend buying as a gift for anyone between the ages of 13 & 20. If you fall into that category, definitely pick it up!

If you have read this book, I would love to hear what your thoughts are on it! Leave me a comment below and lets chat 🙂

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