Monday, 8 August 2016
What I thought was true by Huntley Fitzpatrick
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 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.
Oh this book. I wanted to love it but I've got to say I disliked it more and more as it went on. It felt over long for what it was. The way it was told initially was weird meaning I couldn't keep the timeline straight in my head. The main character is a whiny cow. I disliked her more and more as book goes on. Has a real hang up about her mother's job making her coming across like she's a real snob. Plus parents in this are the worst. The absolute worst. I wanted to shake them to wake them up to what they were inflicted on their kids by essentially being absent and relying on them too much. Essentially all of my pet hates about a book rolled into one.