The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

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I’d been warned that those dimples would be my undoing. Trained to avoid them most of my teenage life…

Deeply sensitive and beautifully written, this story reaches out to grab the reader, pulling them into the story so that they live it along with the characters.

With the spotlight on love, loss and loyalty the book deals with family dynamics, truth and the realisation that life is too short to waste.

And then I wished him dead.

It was only a flicker, a barely formed thought, but it had been there, the evidence of it black and sooty behind my eyes.

Not to be missed!4 Star

Recommended age: 14+

Title: The Book of Broken HeartsBook of Broken Hearts
Author: Sarah Ockler
Publication Date: 21 May 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Source: Purchased

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Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. She’s seen the tears and disasters that dating a Vargas boy can cause, and she swore an oath—with candles and a contract and everything—to never have anything to do with one.

Now Jude is the only sister still living at home, and she’s spending the summer helping her ailing father restore his vintage motorcycle—which means hiring a mechanic to help out. Is it Jude’s fault he happens to be cute? And surprisingly sweet? And a Vargas?

Jude tells herself it’s strictly bike business with Emilio. Her sisters will never find out, and Jude can spot those flirty little Vargas tricks a mile away—no way would she fall for them. But Jude’s defenses are crumbling, and if history is destined to repeat itself, she’s speeding toward some serious heartbreak…unless her sisters were wrong?

Jude may have taken an oath, but she’s beginning to think that when it comes to love, some promises might be worth breaking.             — Extract from Goodreads.com 

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