Early Review: Our Broken Pieces by Sarah White

7 August, 2017 / 0 Comments

Our Broken Pieces by Sarah White

My Copy: ARC ePub eBook, 190 pages
Publication Date: August 8, 2017 (Tomorrow!)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss

The only thing worse than having your boyfriend dump you is having him dump you for your best friend. For Everly Morgan the betrayal came out of nowhere. One moment she had what seemed like the perfect high school relationship, and the next, she wanted to avoid the two most important people in her life. Every time she sees them kiss in the hallways her heart breaks a little more.

The last thing on Everly’s mind is getting into another relationship, but when she meets Gabe in her therapist’s waiting room she can’t deny their immediate connection. Somehow he seems to understand Everly in a way that no one else in her life does, and maybe it’s because Gabe also has experience grappling with issues outside of his control. Just because they share so many of the same interests and there is an undeniable spark between them doesn’t mean Everly wants anything more than friendship. After all, when you only barely survived your last breakup, is it really worth risking your heart again?

My Review

This book was a cute read. It wasn’t anything extraordinary by any means. It was just a nice, cute, snuggly Young Adult Romance.

The author tried to create depth in the characters and she did, but it didn’t really do it for me. Both Everly and Gabe have their issues that they have to deal with and attempt to overcome throughout the novel. All while falling for each other. They help each other through the rough patches. All of this adds to the storyline, but I just didn’t really fall too hard into the drama. Yes, I felt sorry for them and everything, but I just didn’t sympathize with them as much as I normally do with characters. Something was just off that caused me to not fully feel for these two.

The romance was pretty good. I wasn’t so into their relationship that I was dying for them to be together, but I was able to hop on board to their love story and appreciate it.

I’m not sure what was with these grand proposals to prom dates (promposals as they are called in the book). The asker (seemed to always be a boy) did a whole big thing in front of the entire school for the recipient. This never happened at my school. Does this actually happen in real life? Seems so crazy to me.

Best Aspect: Captivity
Worst Aspect: Story

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