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
This book had a quasi-interesting premise- my favorite part was how the main character had a shoplifting impulse that she was unable to control, and I thought the storyline with her family and friends was good. I’m also always a sucker for cute fictional guys. But that being said, oh my gosh- the predictability. I don’t think I was surprised at even one point of this book, it was more like I was reading along and waiting for all of my predictions to inevitably come true. Did I miss the part wher ...more
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I feel like Rebecca Phillips never writes a book that’s easy. Both THE GIRL YOU THOUGHT I WAS and THESE THINGS I’VE DONE tackle tough topics, but they are beautiful and wonderful stories. While dealing with heavy topics, they manage to stay light with really amazing romances and great friendships. However, let’s talk about THE GIRL YOU THOUGHT I WAS.
THE GIRL YOU THOUGHT I WAS features on a young girl who has been caught for shoplifting. It explo ...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'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 ...more
This took me longer than usual to read. I had trouble keeping interested. I think for the most part it was a good book, it just didn't hold me. Morgan is a kleptomanic. Morgan feels bad a guilty after she steals. She gets caught and has to do a 30 day community service. Morgan meets Eli at the place she volunteers.
I like the similarities of how Eli was forced to rebuild his life because of an accident that prevented him from playing hockey. Morgan has to rebuild hers without her mother.of
The one ...more
Morgan had a dirty little secret, which she thought she hid well, and she did, until she was caught. Now Morgan had to battle to preserve her "good girl" image, while earning back her father's trust and fighting the compulsion to steal.
• Pro: Phillips captured those emotions related to Morgan's addiction so well. I experienced her highs and her lows, the adrenal rush, and the guilt that followed. It pained me to watch Morgan struggle, and I was hoping she could get to the root of her problem bef ...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