Heart attacks happen to other people #thingsIthoughtweretrue
When Morgan’s mom gets sick, it’s hard not to panic. Without her mother, she would have no one—until she finds out the dad who walked out on her as a baby isn’t as far away as she thought…
Adam is a stuck-up, uptight jerk #thingsIthoughtweretrue
Now that they have a summer job together, Morgan’s getting to know the real Adam, and he’s actually pretty sweet…in a nerdy-hot kind of way. He even offers to go with her to find her dad. Road trip, anyone?
5000 Twitter followers are all the friends I need #thingsIthoughtweretrue
With Adam in the back seat, a hyper chatterbox named Amy behind the wheel, and plenty of Cheetos to fuel their trip, Morgan feels ready for anything. She’s not expecting a flat tire, a missed ferry, a fake girlfriend…and that these two people she barely knew before the summer started will become the people she can’t imagine living without.
After years of trying, Morgan thought she’d never know the identity of her biological father. When her mother fell ill and gave her clues about her father, Morgan thought she must do something to confront him – why did he choose to abandon her even before she was born? But what she never expected was the truth that came out. Could Morgan forgive what happened now that she knew the truth?
Although Morgan wasn’t my most favorite character from the book, I could relate to her view about friends and social media. Morgan liked to express herself via tweets. Instead of talking face-to-face with real people, she preferred to type out her thoughts in less than 140 characters. When her co-workers – Amy and Adam – started following her on Twitter, the last thing she expected was their genuine friendship in real life. It was very heartwarming to see Morgan learn to open up and accept those whom she saw almost every day as friends. Both Adam and Amy were very likeable. Adam was a bit nerdy but he always stood by Morgan and offered her his support. Amy had a very delightful personality. She talked like a chatterbox but she wasn’t undiscerning. It was quite lovely watching her challenge Morgan to tweet less and interact more with people in real life. And if you asked me, I’d say I liked Amy the most. She was definitely my most favorite character in the book!
What I never expected was the amount of tears that I shed while reading the story. It wasn’t exactly that the story was sad – there were many wonderful, delightful moments. It was more because I could personally relate to the ups and downs of what happened in the story. The writing was beautiful and I felt drawn into the lives of the characters very easily. The ending was a little surprising to me but overall, I had a great time reading the book.