Sunday, May 20, 2012

Blog Tour: My POV of Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker

Hardcover, 240 pages
Expected publication: May 22nd 2012 by Bloomsbury USA 
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.--Goodreads


What a great summer read! Emotional yet fun, Melissa Walker takes us on a journey through a teens first true heartache. Our main character is Clem (short for Clementine)and we get to see her work out a very difficult predicament. She has lost her best friend over a boy right before she is to leave on a summer long sailing trip with both her parents and ten year old sister.

While on her family trip she is cut off from the world and has only her thoughts and books to occupy her mind. Feeling guilty and depressed she can't shake the feeling that she is a horrible person and deserves all her misery. Then comes James. A red headed hottie that makes her laugh and forget about the tragic events back home. He is also sailing for the summer. They meet up every chance they get at each port but when he finds out what exactly happened back home with Clem and her best friend he can't help but have second thoughts about their relationship especially because she is not the only one with problems back home.

As realization hits her that she is not the only one trying to get through some difficult times she starts to let go of her guilt a little. She then becomes aware that everyone makes mistakes but life goes on and you deal with them the best way you can. That is part of life.

Cute, fun and heart warming, Unbreak My Heart is a wonderful summer read with solid characters and real life issues. Like with most books I read I wish there was a little more. I would have like to see her return to school and see how it worked out with all her "friends." Either way it still ended well especially since James and her plan on seeing more of each other.

"What am I doing? What is he doing? It's not even like we were alone-everyone was right there. I know I'm a bad friend. I know I'm doing something terrible. I just don't know hot to stop."
"It's almost like you have to hear it out loud, even from yourself, to realize it's not what you think. It's just what you think you think. Maybe because other people would thing that way or something. Right?"
" I let a little laugh escape me then, and James pulled me in for a more kissing. I know they say laughter's the best medicine, but kissing? It's definitely also Top 5."

1 comment:

  1. I am really looking forward to finally reading this one! Melissa Walker was at a local event yesterday so I was able to get my copy signed! Great review! :)