Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Blog Tour: Unbreak My Heart Review and Giveaway

Unbreak My HeartUnbreak My Heart
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.
I really enjoyed Unbreak My Heart. It was a perfect story of healing and romance and is a great beach read. 


At the beginning this novel, I thought that Clem was going to be really whiny and bothersome. But she wasn't. She was hurt and I could see why. When she sets sail with her family she just wants to figure everything out. As the book went on I felt that she did and grew a lot. 


I liked Clem, but I also liked a lot of the other characters, too. Clem's friends Aaron and Henry (as seen in the flash backs) were really funny. Clem's sister was also really cute and a great addiction. And James. He was just awesome. 


Even though this is a book about healing and is a mostly solemn read, it had it's fun moments, too. There were times that I just couldn't help but smile. There were also some pretty uplifting moments, as well. 



I loved the setting of the boat. Walker did an excellent job describing this. I felt that I was there  and I would really like to experience it myself. 


I do wish that the ending was a little more concluded. I felt that it ended pretty fast (it's a really short read) and there were some loose ends that I wish were tied up. 


Overall, Unbreak My Heart is a really cute read. It's a serious story of healing, but there are some lighter moments, too. 

Giveaway details:
One lucky winner will receive a copy of Unbreak My Heart
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Contest ends June 5
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Good luck! :)

5 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed your review. You mentioned that you thought Clem was going to be whiny, but she wasn't. That's good to know, because I do NOT care for a whiny character. :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I like how you analyzed Clem and pointed out that it's a serious story that does have lighter moments. I feel like a story can't be proper without a few lighter moments mixed in. I hate whiny characters, too! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  3. I've heard a lot about this book and I can't wait to read it. Your review made me even more anxious to read it too. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  4. I like how you explained how it was a 'fun and light read' while also being a little bit serious and sad. :)

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  5. My teen daughter just finished reading (and really enjoyed!) an eBook called Hear by Jacqueline Abelson. Great plot, interesting characters and a real message of self– empowerment. Here’s the link:

    http://www.amazon.com/HEAR-ebook/dp/B0084V2WVC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1337991481&sr=1-1

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