Review: Unbreak My Heart
May • 7 • 2012
Title: Unbreak My Heart
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Melissa C. Walker
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Release Date: May 22, 2012
“Sophomore year broke Clementine Williams’ heart. She fell for her best friend’s boyfriend and long story short: he’s excused, but Clem is vilified and she heads into summer with zero social life. Enter her parents’ plan to spend the summer on their sailboat. Normally the idea of being stuck on a tiny boat with her parents and little sister would make Clem break out in hives, but floating away sounds pretty good right now. Then she meets James at one of their first stops along the river. He and his dad are sailing for the summer and he’s just the distraction Clem needs. Can he break down Clem’s walls and heal her broken heart? Told in alternating chapters that chronicle the year that broke Clem’s heart and the summer that healed it, Unbreak My Heart is a wonderful dual love story that fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Susane Colasanti will flock to.”
This is another story that will tug at your heart. Facing a sea of hurtfulness and a lost friendship, Clem is on a road to self discovery and mending a broken heart.
Broken hearts sucks huh? Especially when its all blamed on you. The story line of the book is what got me hooked. Clem falling for her best friends boyfriend and then acting like it was all of her fault. I loved that Clem didn’t lie. She did have feelings for the boy but did she ever cheat on him? I guess that’s up to reader. In my eyes, no. Ms. Walker did a wonderful job on creating such tension between the characters as well as amplifying the anger, the hurt, the banishment of Clem from her group of so called “friends.”
There are two different love interest. BFF Boyfriend and a new guy. I enjoyed reading Clem’s point of view from the BFF boyfriend. Though, I wish I could read his point of view as well. I can see why Clem would fall for the guy. He is nice. The new guy I felt gave Clem strength. He help put her back together again. They were both hurt by people close to them and allowing them to open up about their mistakes gave them both closure. This pivotal time in Clem’s life open up many doors for her and raised many questions. She learned to deal with everything one day at a time.
The growth of the book kept me on my toes and really entertain. At first, the reader just see anger, bitterness and pain. Then came the healing and then came the letting go. I felt that this part flowed beautiful and really gave the book spark.
Unbreak My Heart is a genuine story about a wounded soul searching for answers. Beautifully romantic and melodramatic, Unbreak My Heart is delivers a promising story.
I give it 4 BITES!