Quarter 3 Independent Reading Book

The Theme of Love


What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

In the novel, "What I Thought Was True," by Huntley Fitzpatrick the occurring theme is love. Gwen Castle is a poor girl raised from a line of fishermen and house cleaners, living on Seashell Island. While stuck on the island working for the summer she quickly discovers that Cassidy Somers, known as her biggest mistake, is working on the island as well. Gwen struggles through the summer to avoid Cassidy, but in the end no matter where she goes fate continues to push them back to each other. Sparks fly and secrets come out, while Gwen spends her Summer working and trying to answer what she thought was true about her life, herself, and all her loved ones, as well as questions that continue to haunt her from her past.

What I Thought Was True Quotes

“I remember...watching that separation of sea and sky...and for the first time I realize that none of us are seeing the same thing. That all our horizons end in different places.”
Huntley Fitzpatrick, What I Thought Was True

“I finally get that sometimes we hold on to something - a person, a resentment, a regret, an idea of who we are - because we don't know what to reach for next. That what we've done before is what we have to do again. That there are only re-dos and no do-overs. And maybe ... maybe I know better than that.”
Huntley Fitzpatrick, What I Thought Was True