17-year-old 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 to her island's summer population. Gwen dreams of getting off the island, and a summer job working for one of the elderly residents might just be her ticket to the good life. But what will it mean for Gwen's now life? Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to come to terms with what she thought was trueabout the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herselfand figure out what really is.
~I was sent a copy from the publishers-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - Another perfect, summer read from Huntley. When I first read My Life Next Door by Huntley I knew I needed more. So, I was very happy when a copy of WHAT I THOUGHT WAS TRUE came to my house and I devoured it in one sitting. There is just something about her books that just grip me from the beginning and I don't put down until I've finished.
In this story we meet Gwen. She lives on a island and becomes a babysitter for one of the rich folks on the island. Her mother, cleans their houses and they are barely getting by since her cousin came to live with them and her parents got a divorce but, these aren't the only problems she has to deal with. She's done some things in her past, things she's not happy with herself about and since certain boys keep bringing them up she has to come to terms with them and then meeting Cassidy. He's rich and he's got a job on the island as a yard boy. Both are hiding things but they realises all they have to do is tell the truth and most things can be avoided. They're not good with their feelings or admitting the truth, but things are about to change on the island.
I loved Gwen. I loved how it shows that if a guy sleeps with loads of girls it's fine but she's slept with a few guys and she's ridiculed for it and that's how it is in the real world so I'm glad this was one of the topics in this book. She holds her own and she was a fantastic character. She sometimes made bad decisions but it all works out in the end.
I thought they're relationship was cute. Yes, they argued but they where able to actually deal with their problems and open up.
Another fantastic book from Huntley and I cannot wait to read more from her!