Monday, July 30, 2012

Review: Unbreak My Heart

Title Unbreak My Heart
By Melissa Walker
Genre YA Contemporary
Pages 240
Recommended by Lorren 

First sentence "Sit on it," I say.

Synopsis
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.

What's lacking
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.

Favorite moment
The banana conversation between James and Clem. It had me giggling.

Yea or Nay?
Yeah, it was a fun trip.

16 comments:

  1. You know, I think I removed this from my TBR during one of my cleanouts, but I may add it back on and try it out someday. I like the idea of two romances invoking emotions as you say. :)

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    1. Yeah, I'd give it a try if I were you. But I understand feeling overwhelmed with too many books so no pressure. ;)

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  2. Nice review! I'm not into comtemp YA romance, but this one sounds like a nice book for those who do like it. I do sometimes like to read contemp YA if the title is a must-read, so I won't count myself out completely.

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    1. Yeah, I only like the strictly romance stories once and a while.

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  3. I'm not sure I would seek this out, but I'd probably read it if it fell in my lap. Though the banana conversation definitely has me curious...

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    1. The banana conversation made me giggle.

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  4. Hm, I don't read a lot of contemporary, so I might have to pass on one that I'll just forget as soon as I'm finished. I love the cover and the way the plot sounds, though.

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    1. You really should read some more contemporary. I love them! The cover is lovely isn't it?

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  5. I am totally intrigued by the dual stories being told. Sounds really neat, and it sounds like the author pulled it off. Great review!

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  6. Just a tad more interested now I know there's a banana conversation :P but might not go for the romance, I've overdosed. Great review though as always :)

    http://theteenagebookworms.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah, I've overdosed on mysteries. I need a break from them.

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  7. I'm not usually a fan of teenage romance, but I'm curious about the banana conversation.

    Like you, I like contemporary books that feel real.

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    1. Yes, when they feel real it makes them so good!

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  8. There are a whole bunch of banana conversations running in my head right now....

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    1. Lol, well I guess you'll have to read it to hear the right one. ;)

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