‘Waiting On’ Wednesday (119): The Girl You Thought I Was by Rebecca Phillips

December 6, 2017 Waiting on Wednesday 17

**Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. **

Title: The Girl You Thought I Was
Author: Rebecca Phillips
Publication Date: July 31st 2018
Publisher: HarperTeen

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

Why I Can’t Wait: Earlier this year I read These Things I’ve Done by this author and LOVED it! It’s definitely on my list of favorites for the year. I instantly added The Girl You Thought I Was to my TBR before even reading the blurb, but now that I have read up on it, I’m even more excited! Morgan sounds like that complex character I love to peel back layers on and I can’t wait to see how things go with Eli.

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

17 Responses to “‘Waiting On’ Wednesday (119): The Girl You Thought I Was by Rebecca Phillips”

  1. Sam@WLABB

    I had really wanted to read Philips previous book. Note to self: Must make an effort to get that book. This one sounds really great too. I love stories like this, that involve making those big game changing decisions. I am also a sap for a good romance, so having to choose between love and protecting her carefully curated image intrigues me as well.
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  2. Stephanie

    This sounds REEEEAAAALLLKY good. Right up my alley. I’ll have to check out the other title as well. Thsvks for this post! Hope you’re doing great;)

  3. Maria Behar

    AWESOME choice, Sara!! I LOVE reading novels with a psychological angle, and this one sure has that! I wonder whether Morgan ever gets therapy, because she has a personality disorder. And then there’s the romance with Eli.

    I really want to see how this whole thing is resolved! Thanks for adding to my TBR!! 🙂 🙂

    Thanks as well for commenting on my CWW post!! <3 🙂

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