Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Unbreak My Heart by Melissa C Walker review and guest post

We are very VERY excited to participate in the blog tour for Unbreak My Heart.  Melissa was awesome enough to not only send us a guest post with her Blizzard Reads (if you don't know what that is then look here), but she even sent us a video!!  Woohoo!  Melissa you rock!  Watch this everybody!

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Melissa's picks!
Trapped by Michael Northorp
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
How to Survive Anything by Rachel Buchholz

*bouncing in our seats*  Thank you so much Melissa for sending this!  Trapped sounds awesome and Gone with the Wind is a classic definitely can't go wrong there!  Every time we do this we never think about survival you made a very good point!  Great picks Melissa you rock!!
 


Now for our review!
Unbreak My Heart
Unbreak My Heart by Melissa C. Walker
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Release Date: May 22, 2012

Blurb(GR):
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

My thoughts:
I think every teenage girl should read this book.  I can remember being sixteen and thinking the world was going to end if a boy didn't like me or if my friends were mad at me when in reality things like that aren't as important as other things.
In this story Clem has to set sail with her family for three months.  This means not having any contact with her friends via cell phone or computer.  Normally this would be a huge inconvenience for Clem and she would have begged and pleaded with her parents to let her stay at home, but since things with her friends have gone south she is left with no other option but to join her family.  Something huge happened between Clem and her BFF and when I say big I mean BIG for a sixteen year old girl.  You remember being that age how awkward it was right?? Well Clem commits the ultimate sin between girlfriends and learns the hard way what is important in life.  So begins her summer on the water and it is definitely a bumpy ride.
I really enjoyed this book and I wish that I had it when I was sixteen.  There are wonderful life lessons throughout this book and I loved it to pieces.  Melissa did a wonderful job unraveling Clem's story and my heart broke for her several times.  I could totally feel her pain when she let everything out and I just wanted to hug her and tell her it would be alright.  Clem is definitely one of my favorite characters.  She owned up to what was her fault and the growth that she shows by the end of the book was just amazing.  I have high hopes for her and her BFF, Amanda.  I also really loved Olive her sister and James the boy see meets while sailing.  They were fantastic additions to this story and I loved them both to pieces for being there for Clem.
Please read this book you won't regret it and if you have a teenage daughter hand this to them, they need it I promise.
Awesome AWESOME book!
Thank you Bridget at Bloomsbury for sending Unbreak My Heart our way!

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