Monday, February 27, 2012

Review: The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers

The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers

The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers
Lynn Weingarten
HarperTeen
December 27, 2011

If there’s an upside to having your heart broken, it’s this: A broken heart makes you brave. 
The first day of sophomore year doesn’t go the way Lucy planned. After a summer apart from her boyfriend, she’s ready to greet him with a special surprise and instead gets a shocking one in return: He’s breaking up with her. Beyond devastated, Lucy has no idea how she’s going to make it through homeroom, let alone the rest of her life. 
Enter three stunning girls with the unnatural ability to attract boys and an offer Lucy can’t refuse: They can heal her heart in an instant. And then she’ll be one of them—a member of a sisterhood that is impervious to heartbreak and has access to magic distilled from the tears of brokenhearted boys. But to gain their power, Lucy must get a guy to fall in love with her the old-fashioned way, and then break his heart in the next seven days. 
While the sisterhood may need another Heartbreaker, Lucy’s only desire is to get her ex back. But how far is she willing to go, and who is she willing to cross to get what she wants?


I was excited yet a little reluctant to read The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers. It seemed very unique and cute but I had a hunch that there would be a few issues. I was right. While The Secret Sisterhood was a fun read, there were a few problems.

The premise to this book was very intriguing. And it was a fun adventure. It had it's more serious moments, too, but overall very cute.

My main problem with this book was Lucy herself. She was very immature--a characteristic I just can't handle. On top of that she was needy--another aspect that I can't stand. I was hoping that Lucy would grow over the course of the book, and she would be redeemed. But she didn't--at least not as much as I would have liked.

I did not like the girls in the Sisterhood, either. I wasn't really expecting to, but these girls were heartless. I had hoped that Lucy would see through them eventually. 

I was not happy with the ending. I think it has a lot to do with Lucy's growth, or lack thereof. 

As intriguing and cute as Secret Sisterhood was, it didn't play out as I had hoped. 

1 comment:

  1. The synopsis did sound cute, but after reading your review, I don't think I'd enjoy this book. Maybe if she had growth throughout the story and learned some important lessons...

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