janet gurtler

 

 

"Gurtler's writing unfurls with the exquisite grace of a flower. Readers will cheer Tess's triumphant awakening as she blooms in the shade of insecurity, family tragedy, and sibling rivalry to discover a strength and beauty all her own." —Sarah Ockler, bestselling author of Fixing Delilah and Twenty Boy Summer

janet gurtler



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I'M NOT HER  ::  IF I TELL  ::  WHO I KISSED  ::  HOW I LOST YOU
16 THINGS I THOUGHT WERE TRUE  ::  THE TRUTH ABOUT US

 

THE TRUTH ABOUT US

THE TRUTH ABOUT US
Coming April, 2015!

Sometimes the person who's most different from you is the one who makes you feel like you belong. When Jess is caught drinking and inappropriately face-timing boys, her dad orders her to spend the rest of the summer volunteering at the local soup kitchen. Thrust into a world where her own problems no longer seem so insurmountable, Jess meets Flynn, a guy from her high school who comes to the soup kitchen for meals with his adorable little brother. Slowly, Jess and Flynn begin to know and trust each other, despite their different backgrounds and the prejudice of their families. But as their relationship intensifies and outside pressures escalate, can they find the strength to stay together?

April 7, 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire
ISBN 1402278004
(ISBN13: 9781402278006)

 



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i'm not her

I'M NOT HER

"For the first time in my life, I didn't feel envy..."

Tess is the exact opposite of her beautiful, athletic sister. And that's okay. Kristina is the sporty one, Tess is the smart one, and they each have their place. Until Kristina is diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly Tess is the center of the popular crowd, everyone eager for updates. There are senior boys flirting with her. Yet the smiles of her picture-perfect family are cracking and her sister could be dying. Now Tess has to fill a new role: the strong one. Because if she doesn't hold it together, who will?

May 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Fire
ISBN 1402256361
(ISBN13: 9781402256363)

 



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if i tell

IF I TELL

It was like watching a train wreck. I wanted to look away but couldn't take my eyes off them.

Her best friend and her mom's boyfriend. Locking lips. This is the secret Jasmine Evans has to keep at all costs. Because her mom is pregnant, and Jaz doesn't want to ruin her life-again (just being born did it the first time). But the harder Jaz tries to pretend everything is okay, the faster her life spins out of control. Until Jackson. He doesn't care about the popularity of her friends or the color of her skin. But can she really trust a guy who just transferred in from reform school? She might be willing to chance the heartbreak, but telling him everything and risking the truth getting out is a whole other level of scary.

October 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Fire
ISBN: 1402261039
(ISBN13: 9781402261039)

 

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janet gurtler's who i kissed

WHO I KISSED

She never thought a kiss could kill...

Samantha didn't mean to hurt anyone. She was just trying to fit in… and she wanted to make Zee a little jealous after he completely ditched her for a prettier girl. So she kissed Alex. And then he died--right in her arms.

Sam is now the school pariah and a media sensation--how did she not know Alex had a peanut allergy? Consumed with guilt, she'll have to find a strength that goes way deeper than pulling off a fastest time in the 200-meter butterfly. Because if she can’t figure out how to forgive herself, no one else will either.

October 1, 2012 by Sourcebooks Fire
ISBN-10: 1402270542
(ISBN-13: 978-1402270543)

 

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janet gurtler's how i lost you

HOW I LOST YOU

There are a few things Grace Anderson knows for sure. One is that nothing will ever come between her and her best friend, Kya Kessler. They have a pact. Buds Before Studs. Sisters Before Misters. But in the summer before senior year, life throws out challenges they never expected. And suddenly the person who's always been there starts to need the favor returned. Grace and Kya are forced to question how much a best friend can forgive. And the answer is not what they expected.

April 23, 2013 by Sourcebooks Fire
ISBN-10: 1402277946
(ISBN-13: 978-1402277948)

 


 

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janet gurtler's 16 Things I Thought Were True

#16 THINGS I THOUGHT WERE TRUE

Heart attacks happen to other people #thingsIthoughtweretrue

When Morgan's mom gets sick, it's hard not to panic. Without her mother, she would have no one—until she finds out the dad who walked out on her as a baby isn't as far away as she thought...

Adam is a stuck-up, uptight jerk #thingsIthoughtweretrue

Now that they have a summer job together, Morgan's getting to know the real Adam, and he's actually pretty sweet...in a nerdy-hot kind of way. He even offers to go with her to find her dad. Road trip, anyone?

5000 Twitter followers are all the friends I need #thingsIthoughtweretrue

With Adam in the back seat, a hyper chatterbox named Amy behind the wheel, and plenty of Cheetos to fuel their trip, Morgan feels ready for anything. She's not expecting a flat tire, a missed ferry, a fake girlfriend...and that these two people she barely knew before the summer started will become the people she can't imagine living without.

March 4, 2014 by Sourcebooks Fire
ISBN-10: 1402277970
(ISBN13: 9781402277979)

 


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