WELCOME to the Unbreak My Heart blog tour. Please welcome Melissa Walker to the blog today to share some of her writing methods. And she is here is person! Well, in video form at least.
Thank you so much for sharing Melissa!
Unbreak My Heart
Author: Melissa Walker
Source: Bloomsbury via Netgalley for review
Now, as some of you may remember, I really enjoyed Melissa's Small Town Sinners earlier this year. You can read my review here. So I was really excited when Bloomsbury asked me to join the blog tour for Unbreak My Heart. Yep, I jumped up and down a little and ran to tell my husband (who stared at me blankly and asked "Is that some chick-lit stuff?" Ugh, men! Anyway, I love it! So....
Here's what I thought:
Clementine Williams had a rough end to her year. She leaves for a summer sailing trip with her family with no friends and thinking she is an awful person who deserves to be alone and miserable. I really liked the way Clem revealed what happened little by little through small flashbacks, and as she reveals the pieces we learn more and more about the person she really is and how harshly she judges herself.Unbreak My Heart is a beautiful coming of age story about discovering who you really are and how mistakes help you ferret out the paths of life appreciate yourself and those closest to you.
By far, my favorite character was Clem's little sister Olive. She is a funny, honest and insightful little girl who loves her sister unconditionally. Olive sees Clem for who she really s and forces her remember her true self. She is constantly trying to get the old Clem back, and eventually, she succeeds.
Overall, Unbreak My Heart was a great story about overcoming and coming to terms with mistakes, moving on, and truly understanding one's self. I recommend it to fans of YA contemporaries such as The Summer I Turned Pretty and Jennifer Echols' novels.
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