Digital List Price: $9.99
Kindle Price: $6.79

Save $3.20 (32%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

16 Things I Thought Were True by [Gurtler, Janet]
Kindle App Ad

16 Things I Thought Were True Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle Book
$6.79

Length: 294 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2017
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up—In this poignant and heartbreaking story of love, loss, regret, and viral videos, Morgan McLean tries to live down the embarrassing video that exposed her dancing in her undies to millions of viewers. She's got two goals for the summer before her senior year-reach 5000 followers on Twitter and make as much money as she can so she can go to school far away from her small-town Washington home. Then Morgan's lifeline, her mom, the only parent she's ever known, gets sick and finally tells Morgan what she's been wanting to know since forever-the identity of her birth father. With that nugget of information, Morgan decides to hit the open road to locate the father who abandoned her and her mother before she was born. With her two new friends, super cute nerd Adam and talkaholic, tiny Amy, she's ready to go to Canada to find him. It seems like everyone's got a secret to keep, and things aren't always what they seem in times of love and hate, sickness and health. This delightful fast read will keep fans of realistic romantic fiction rapidly turning the pages to see if Morgan and her friends will truly get their happily ever afters. The romance is sweet and chaste, which makes this a perfect read for younger teens, and the heartbreaking reveal at the end will definitely make readers reach for the Kleenex. Although the story and characters are not necessarily breaking new ground, those wanting a story that will tug at their heartstrings as well as provide some chuckles won't be disappointed. For those who want some melancholy in their road-trip romances.—Traci Glass, Eugene Public Library, OR

From Booklist

Eighteen-year-old Morgan has a lot of friends—Twitter friends, to be exact. When real life gets complicated, like when her best friend posts a humiliating video of her dancing in boy’s underwear, she turns to Twitter for escape. Online she can be funny and confident in a way that she can’t at school or her summer job. Twitter can’t prepare her for her mother’s heart surgery, though, or tell her what to do when her mother confides the name and location of Morgan’s birth father. “My dad isn’t dead after all. #truestory,” Morgan tweets before deciding to confront him for never being there. Cue road trip with two coworkers—crush-worthy Adam and impulsive Amy—who both seem to like her despite her gun-shy attitude. Peppering her prose with tweets and texts, Gurtler contrasts the quick appeal of casual online friendships with the lasting satisfaction of giving the same attention to real relationships. Though a late dark turn feels like unnecessary punctuation, Morgan’s emotional journey is nonetheless an honest one. Grades 9-12. --Krista Hutley

Product details

  • File Size: 1300 KB
  • Print Length: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire (March 4, 2014)
  • Publication Date: March 4, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GM43GMM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #742,593 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Customer reviews

Rated by customers interested in
Young Adult Books
4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars
Children's Books
4.1 out of 5 stars
4.1 out of 5 stars
Romance Novels
4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Top customer reviews

on July 8, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
1 helpful vote
|
on March 22, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
1 helpful vote
|
on June 20, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
1 helpful vote
|
on June 28, 2014
Format: Paperback
7 helpful votes
8 helpful votes
|
on April 5, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
3 helpful votes
4 helpful votes
|

Most recent customer reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

16 Things I Thought Were True
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: 16 Things I Thought Were True