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Title: What I Thought Was True
Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin)
Release Date: April 15, 2014
From the author of My Life Next Door comes a swoony summertime romance full of expectation and regret, humor and hard questions.
Gwen Castle's Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her Nantucket-esque island this summer. 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.
A magnetic, push-me-pull-me romance with depth, this is for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Deb Caletti.
I read My Life Next Door last year and it was one of my favorite books of last year. The characters felt so real and true. I completely connected with Sam and fell in love with Jase and his family. I'm so excited that Fitzpatrick is writing a sequel to that book and that she is writing another standalone coming out this year!