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
The Girl You Thought I Was is a standalone Young Adult contemporary romance. But it is also a YA book that deals with a serious issue.
The narrator is 17 year old Morgan. It is Summer Break before her senior year of high school. Morgan has major family drama and now lives with her dad. She has resorted to shoplifting.
The premise of this book was interesting. I liked that we got to actually witness Morgan shoplifting, even though it made me super anxious.
I liked Morgan's relationships with her fri ...more
Morgan Kemper has a secret. Outwardly, she is smart, pretty, and has a solid group of friends. But inside, Morgan is a mess. She is so angry that her mother had an affair and left the family to go off with the new man. Since her mother left, Morgan has developed a new hobby. She shoplifts. She started small with lip gloss from the drugstore but, with knowledge gained online, now she is stealing clothes from mall stores. She feels guilty but she can't seem to stop.
Then she is caught stealing $186 ...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
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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
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 ...more
Another of my recent mental illness novels. This one is about a girl who shoplifts as a way of dealing with the ruination of her family. It was an interesting look at how people feel the need to hide that which they think will make them unlovable. Her relationship with her father is probably my favorite part. The way that the character experienced feelings of being an impostor, and her fear that if people knew her "true self" they would not care for her, was compelling. I think that the feelings ...more
THE GIRL YOU THOUGHT I WAS by Rebecca Phillips follows Morgan Kemper and her struggles to find herself after she is caught shoplifting a pair of designer sunglasses. The thing is, that wasn’t Morgan’s first time doing it and she can’t help it if it isn’t her last. She knows it’s wrong and she sometimes can’t stand herself for doing it, but it’s become an addiction and one she finally has to face the repercussions of. Now that she’s sentenced to thirty hours of community service, Morgan finds her ...more
This book was a nice break from all of the intense reading I have been doing. It was a nice read about a teenage girl struggling with getting in trouble with the law and dealing with other struggles in her life. Highly recommend if you are looking for a little bit of mystery and love.