What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Goodreads: 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.
I didn’t have high expectations for this book, but that is because I didn’t really know much about it. But I did read Huntley Fitzpatrick’s My Life Next Door which I did enjoy., unfortunately the same can’t be said for this book.
The reason I didn’t really enjoy this book was because I felt there was too much going on. There were quite a few different storyline happening at once but ones they didn’t really work well together. Some of them didn’t need to even be present, or as long as they were, and some of them didn’t get enough added to them to make an impact. It all felt very jumbled.
All of the storyline get resolved at the end as well but once again it was very rushed and too much page space was given to something I felt to be pointless and very unrealistic.
The romance in this book, although sweet, was unrealistic and the whole premise of the book felt too perfect in a way and therefore, again unrealistic. The characters themselves were different and I liked the diversity that we got within the families, but other than that I really didn’t like this book.
It dragged, which is why it took me so long to finally finish it. Not a fan.
Have you read ‘What I Though Was True”? What did you think?