My name is Savannah and I’m the founder Books With Bite. Books have always found a way to my heart with great literature and adventure. Though I may not be a teen, I wish I could be!
I figured out why I love these authors books so much. It occurred to me while I was reading this, how all her characters work. I’m not talking about some everyday desk job but a job where their character is molded. They aren’t brought up spoiled brats but they work for themselves and their family. Now why would I be attracted to that? Well, if you ever heard of The Five Love Languages, then you should know that my love language is…can you guess? Acts Of Service. That means that I receive love when my hubby does something for me. Like, wash dishes, make dinner, etc. Basically, actions speak louder than words for me. Since her characters all have jobs and work hard for what they have, I ADORE IT!!
Plot: So in this story you have this girl named Gwen who is hard worker and very dedicated to her family. Even though she is young, she really is older than what she seems. The plot moves at a great pace allowing the reader to really immerse in the story. From the first few pages I knew that I was in for a treat.
Love/Friendships: This story all explores love in many forms as well as friendships. Gwen is caught up in the finances of her family and doing her best to pull her weight. She takes an extra job that will not only get her out of the house but also gives her some freedom. She meets Cassidy who is also working hard for the summer. Together they form a friendship that goes beyond what they think. I like that their love didn’t form right away but started off rocky. They bickered yet flirted with one another. And despite what is said, they help each other out.
Ending: This story carries once again a chaotic family and life. In the end, it is love that wins out. The summer breeze, the late night get togethers, the struggle to find your identity are all rolled up nicely for the reader to enjoy. What I Thought Was True is excellent.