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|
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The Summer of Broken Things Reviews
This was surprisingly really engrossing! I enjoyed it more than I thought I would (can you tell by the fact I read it in a day, haha)! The beginning was kind of slow, but after I got more attached to the characters and story, it was very good. I didn't want to put it down! This was such a refreshing, poignant read about two girls struggling to overcome emotional warfare after (view spoiler)[learning that one of them was born through a surrogate mother. (hide spoiler)]I have honestly never tho ...more
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.
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The Summer of Broken Things is just that, a story about two girls whose worlds seem to collide and fall apart while on summer vacation together, and the ways it changed them.
Avery’s father must travel to Spain for the summer and insists that not only she come with him, but that they bring along a girl she once knew as a young child, Kayla. Both girls couldn’t be more different from each other and Avery feels a little resentment that Kayla is ta ...more
This book, told in the POV of two very different girls who don’t like each other much but end up traveling to Spain together covered a plethora of topics. Very well-developed characters led me through a story that I wasn’t sure exactly where it was going, which was okay because I enjoyed the girls so much. They weren’t necessarily likable mind you, but very real! Family drama, friendship, self-awareness, coming-of-age, spirituality, and what defines a family all take center stage at times during ...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
Closer to 3.5. I loved the storyline but I felt Avery was somewhat unredeemable even given the excuse she is only 14. This is a new realm for this author and I, as always, love her writing! ...more