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Young Adult Fiction 2753
The Book of Broken Hearts
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The Book of Broken Hearts is my first Sarah Ockler book and it definitely didn’t disappoint. I dived into this book thinking that it would somehow focus on its romance aspect but it surprised me that there’s actually moreicing how long was I reading until I finished it.

The condition of Jude’s father was the most heartbreaking and honest part. It showed not just his father’s vulnerable part but also his family. Unfortunately, most weight was placed to Jude and her mother because they were the ones who were left at home and deal with it every day.

Sarah Ockler did a very good job in connecting parts of this story and made it an incredible whole. Honestly, I never would h to that. It was a story of family, forgiveness and finding ones happiness. It was one of those stories that will catch you off guard by pulling your heartstring, break your heart and mend it all over again.

Jude’s character was perfectly imperfect character. Her love and devotion for her family was faultless yet there was something in her that’s yearning to break free. Her dedication to her father was amazing and inspiring, and it was one of the things I love reading. Her family was also well-written and exactly what I expect from a family like theirs. It’s warm and closely knitted but just like others, they have their own differences. Both Jude and Emilio’s humorous lines were what made it fun to read. I breezed through it without notave thought that I’d enjoy reading about motorcycles but the author made it a big part of the story without crowding it.

If you’re looking for a good mix of teenage romance and family love that would not fail to touch your heart, The Book of Broken Hearts is something you’d definitely love to read.
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