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 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 done...Especially 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....
|Title||:||The Girl You Thought I Was|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
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The Girl You Thought I Was Reviews
I liked the story it was interesting and held my attention. The first 3/4 of the book was a bit slower than the last 1/4 of the book. It does contain a lot of swearing.
Honestly, I really wanted to like this one - I've been enjoying YA Contemporary more and more of late, and I was excited to read The Girl You Thought I Was by Rebecca Phillips as a break from my typically Fantasy and Sci Fi reads. Unfortunately, I was quickly disenchanted, and as I read, found myself growing to be more and more disappointed by this book and the story Phillips decided to tell.
Now, let me begin by saying that (initially) I really identified with Morgan. Her parents, like mine, are ...more
This book had an interesting premise that basically I felt was left unexplored. The main character, having issues with shoplifting, should have developed into a lot more conversations, realizations that this was symptom and not the problem.
The back and forth with both her parents sounded true to me, although, once again, we have a main character who keeps everything bottled up and rarely says what she is REALLY thinking. I wish author's would stop doing this. I know it advances the plot line but ...more
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.
Though her parents recently divorced and her older sister is now off at college, to everyone else Morgan Kemper appears to live an ideal life. She and her dad have adjusted well to their new apartment and are getting by together.
Things aren't always as they seem; however, and when Morgan is picked up for shoplifting at the mall, her carefully constructed life begins to crack. Able to hide her crim ...more
I’ve decided that I love Rebecca Phillips’ writing and I’ve put her on my auto-buy author list. That’s right, it’s official. I loved the book she released last year, These Things I’ve Done, and as soon as I saw that The Girl You Thought I Was was available to review, I had to nab it. And it definitely didn’t disappoint.
Rebecca Phillips has a way of writing characters that makes you fall in love with them. Morgan is a shoplifter, and societal norms say you should hate her for that, but when her ...more
Morgan has been having it hard lately, now her mother left home for another man and her sister is away in college the only thing that makes her feel better is shoplifting. But when she's caught and meets Eli at the place she had to volunteer, her secret gets in the way of a real relationship with him.
Phillips is a great writer. This is the third book I read and each of them had not only quality but also meaning; I really like how she focuses on family without it being the only thing, and it's al ...more
e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review
I ended up liking this a lot more than I expected. Having read Rebecca Phillips’s previous book These Things I've Done, my expectations weren't that high. I thought that particular book was average and lacking depth. This one, however, is the complete opposite.
For over a year, Morgan Kemper has shoplifted countless pieces of clothing and makeup. Each time she tells herself it will be the last, and each time it never is. When ...more