The Girl You Thought I Was

The Girl You Thought I Was No one looking at Morgan Kemper would think she had a secret at least not one that she s deeply ashamed of To everyone she meets she comes across as sweet pretty and put together But Morgan knows t

  • Title: The Girl You Thought I Was
  • Author: Rebecca Phillips
  • ISBN: 9780062570963
  • Page: 274
  • Format: ebook
  • No one looking at Morgan Kemper would think she had a secret at least not one that she s deeply ashamed of To everyone she meets, she comes across as sweet, pretty, and put together But Morgan knows that looks can be deceiving For over a year, she s shoplifted countless pieces of clothing and makeup Each time she tells herself it will be the last, and each time it neveNo one looking at Morgan Kemper would think she had a secret at least not one that she s deeply ashamed of To everyone she meets, she comes across as sweet, pretty, and put together But Morgan knows that looks can be deceiving For over a year, she s shoplifted countless pieces of clothing and makeup Each time she tells herself it will be the last, and each time it never is.But when she s caught and sentenced to thirty hours of community service, the image Morgan has carefully constructed starts to crumble She s determined to complete her punishment without her friends discovering the truth about her sticky fingers, but that s easier said than doneEspecially once she meets Eli, the charming, handsome nephew of the owner of the charity shop where Morgan is volunteering Soon, Morgan is faced with an impossible decision continue to conceal the truth or admit that she s lied to everyone in her life, including the boy she s falling for.

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    1. Attn: bloggers/reviewers! Digital ARCs are now available to request on Edelweiss:edelweissus/#sku=00625So yeah, I wrote a book about a teen shoplifter.This story was originally meant to be dark and kinda twisty, but it ended up being more about friendship dynamics and how quickly they can change, creating a new normal after your family has been ripped apart, and finding romance in unexpected places.I hope you all enjoy it!

    2. Enjoyed this one a lot! The voice reminded me SO much of Liz Czukas, a personal fave, that I literally forgot it wasn't one of hers at a couple of points; if you're also a fan, definitely grab this! I'm psyched anytime a YA does something new, and since I've never seen one discuss kleptomania before (though IIRC it didn't use the word, a choice I am curious about), this was a particularly interesting read.Longer RTC.

    3. I'll lead with the thing I was most disappointed in first, to get it out of the way. Why did there have to be a romantic element to the story? Could it not have simply been a fantastically straightforward delivery of a girl in crisis- one who is frustrated by the actions of her mother, feeling the weight of living with her father while her sister is living a better life in college and working that is really surviving and not living though the father is doing his darndest, and who steals. Then sh [...]

    4. Rebecca Phillips is a favorite of mine. This is the second book I have read and have not been disappointed with either book.The Girl You Thought I was is a story about a girl who is abandoned by her mother and the only way for her to deal with the pain is to steal from the mall or other stores in her community. She keeps this secret from her friends until she is caught stealing from Nordstroms. The events that take place after she is caught stealing set into motion a struggling change in her lif [...]

    5. I received this book as an advanced reader's copy for our young adult collection in my library. I must say this was another book on the point-of-view of how the life of a teenage girl really is. There were at least five conflicts in every chapter that the protagonist had to overcome that involved everything from anxiety, to trouble with sexuality and of course social issues. A wonderful read if you like stories such as Everything, Everthing and 13 Reasons Why. 5 Stars.

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