Monday, July 30, 2012
Review: Unbreak My Heart
By Melissa Walker
Genre YA Contemporary
Recommended by Lorren
First sentence "Sit on it," I say.
Heading into the summer as an outcast for from her friends for falling for her best friend's boyfriend, Clem has nothing to look forward to but weeks on a tiny sailboat with her family. Maybe the cute red head that's sailing the same route as her family can help Clem forgive herself and unbreak her heart.
What it has going for it
On the back of this book it says something about a dual love story. I think that's why I enjoyed it so much. We have the current love story between Clem and the happy go lucky James, and flashbacks to the romance between Clem and her best friend's boyfriend, Ethan. Both developing romances invoke emotions. I'm not sure that's ever happened to me before,I really enjoyed it. I also liked all the boat talk. I'm fairly certain I would get sea sick but it still made me want to go on a similar trip. Clem was a sympathetic character. Sure, she could be a little mean to her family sometimes but compared to the way I'd act if I had to spend that much time on a tiny boat with my family she was a saint! I also like contemporary books that feel real. They should feel real but often don't. This one did, though, and I could believe it.
The neatness with which everything ended...sort of, was a little annoying and I'm not sure this one will stick with me. You know? Not really memorable. I also thought the romance between Ethan and Clem was more steamy than the one between James and Clem. Probably not what the author was going for.
The banana conversation between James and Clem. It had me giggling.
Yea or Nay?
Yeah, it was a fun trip.