Fourteen-year-old Avery Armisted is athletic, rich, and pretty. Sixteen-year-old Kayla Butts is known as butt-girl at school. The two girls were friends as little kids, but thats ancient history now. So its a huge surprise when Averys father offers to bring Kayla along on a summer trip to Spain. Avery is horrified that her father thinks he can choose her friendsand make her miss soccer camp. Kayla struggles just to imagine leaving the confines of her small town.But in Spain, the two uncover a secret their families had hidden from both of them their entire lives. Maybe the girls can put aside their differences and work through it together. Or maybe the lies and betrayal will only push themand their familiesfarther apart....
|Title||:||The Summer of Broken Things|
|Number of Pages||:||393 pages|
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The Summer of Broken Things Reviews
A good and clean read, I just found it very juvenile and two dimensional and was unable to really connect or relate to the characters. I probably would've liked this more when I was a bit younger.
I enjoyed this book though I was expecting something more sci-fi or dystopian from the author. She raises thought-provoking questions about surrogacy and what constitutes family while infusing Spanish culture. I felt I was getting a trip to Spain while enjoying the book!
Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: When I started this book I really sure what I was going to find. I really didn’t care for her other series that my oldest had to read in 6th grade. So I kind of went into this one being a little prejudice against it. But what I found was so much better than I could have ever dreamed of.
Check out author's other books? YES
Recommend this book? YES YES YES YES YES
Notes and Opinions: This one is in dual POV with two amazing girls. On one hand we have ...more
I don't understand all the bad reviews on this book. I thought it was amazing and I'm very hypercritical. Maybe some of the bad reviews have something to do with the Christian undertones and constant talk of prayer?
Anyway, I enjoyed it. I loved the characters and how Kayla was just as flawed and angry as Avery. I loved the plot twist. I really enjoyed the Christian undertones. This was a really great book and I just don't understand the hate it's getting.
I rated this book ⭐⭐⭐⭐/ 5 stars for the following reasons:
My Thoughts on the book:
This book follows Avery & Kayla our two main characters as they embark on a trip to Spain. My first impression of Avery is she's a spoiled brat who is disrespectful to her parents and who is also one of the popular "mean-girl" crowd in her high school. My first impression of Kayla is she's the girl who chooses to be the "loner", who keeps her head down and chooses to avoid being involved with the kids at schoo ...more
35297600Haddix, Margaret Peterson. The Summer of Broken Things.
April 10th 2018 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline
Avery is a well-to-do 14-year-old who loves to play soccer. Her father must spend the summer in Spain for work, and her mother is staying to run her decorating business. Something is wrong with this situation, but Avery isn't quite sure what it is. Kayla is two years older and lives in a small town not too far from Avery's posh town. Her ...more
More complicated and satisfying than it first appears. A good pick for readers bridging the gap between MG and YA.
I was interested in Haddix's foray into YA, but the pace was a little too slow and introspective for me.
*Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for providing an e-galley in exchange for an honest review.