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Estelle: The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler ( tweet | web ) Publication Date: May 27, 2013 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 352 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: summer, sisters, motorcycles, parents Format read: Paperback ARC from Simon Pulse (Thank you!) Summary: Jude is banking on the restoration of her father’s prized motorcycle to dig […]

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June 12, 2014 - 9:00 am

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February 11, 2014 - 9:49 am

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December 27, 2013 - 9:01 am

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May 19, 2013 - 4:05 am

Book Birthdays: May 19th - 25th | Alice Marvels - […] Rather Be Reading “This is truly a testament to Ockler’s writing and how much her craft has grown since her ea… […]

May 14, 2013 - 12:00 am

Top 10 Tuesday: The Hard Stuff (in Books) - […] associated with this subject really rock me to the core. Two recent examples in my reading are The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler and Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsay Leavitt; they are completely different books filled with […]

May 4, 2013 - 11:38 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I haven’t read anything by Ockler yet, and I don’t think I’d be dying to grab this one based on the cover. But I love your excitement – and that you read it twice – so I definitely think I’ll be keeping an eye out for it at my library! I’ve been buying way too many books lately, so I can’t follow your “Buy It” instructions but I definitely want to read it now!

May 3, 2013 - 6:02 am

May 2013 Young Adult Book Releases - […] Goodreads | Amazon | Estelle’s Review Description: […]

April 24, 2013 - 9:51 pm

Rachel - I obviously trust your word when it comes to all things contemporary so I am incredibly pleased that you liked this book so much. We all know I adored Bittersweet, so I couldn’t be more excited to read this one. And it has boys. I like boys.

April 24, 2013 - 1:19 pm

Alexa Y. - Your review of this book is SO compelling and SO you in tone. I LOVE IT. I also really, really want to read this book! It sounds phenomenal, and a bit sad, and a bit happy and a bit of everything in between those two things. I love books about families, as you know, so that’s a point of interest. And of course, the romance that should not be BUT can’t be helped is also a drawing point. Can’t wait to check this out!

April 24, 2013 - 6:17 am

Lori - Oh! I loved this one so much! I was really surprised by how layered it was. It had all the elements I love. I was sad to see it end too.

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April 23, 2013 - 8:38 pm

Maggie @ Young Adult Anonymous - I’m excited for this one but I have to admit, I was really disappointed with the ending of Bittersweet. I was LOVING the book and then … the letdown. I’m hoping this brings me back on board.

April 23, 2013 - 4:25 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - This is the second really positive review I’ve come across today for this book. I have it as an egalley, but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. I’ve never read a book by Ockler (seriously, there must be something wrong with me!) but now I’m really excited to read this one.

Thanks for the review!

April 22, 2013 - 6:52 pm

Dana - Can I be honest and say that I didn’t even read your whole review before I added this to my TBR list? Sounds like something that I would enjoy. Will favorite your post so I can read it again after I read the book for myself. 😉

April 22, 2013 - 6:03 pm

Renae @ Respiring Thoughts - I’m so glad you loved this, Estelle! After reading Bittersweet by Ockler a few weeks ago and seriously adoring it, I’m really eager to try more of her writing. It’s fantastic to hear that this is just as amazing as Bittersweet was!

April 22, 2013 - 4:14 pm

Annie - I have been anxiously waiting for this to come out so I can read it! It sounds so good, seriously! I can’t believe I still haven’t read a book by Sarah Ockler yet – she sounds exactly like what I look for in an author! So happy you liked this – sure I won’t be disappointed!

April 22, 2013 - 3:54 pm

Cynthia - oooo this sounds amazing!!! I loved Twenty Boy Summer but I haven’t read anything by Ockler since, even though I own Fixing Delilah and Bittersweet. I should really read those since I already have them, but now I want to read this one so bad!!! Ack!! Great review Estelle! =)

April 22, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Natalie - This book sounds really good! I haven’t read anything by Sarah Ockler before, but I really want to! Perhaps on my next book haul I’ll pick up something of hers. I’ve heard really great things about Twenty Boy Summer, so maybe I’ll get that one! Also, I’m excited for this book because I haven’t read one lately that has caused me to have SO MANY FEELS!!! and I think that this book will definitely do that for me 🙂

April 22, 2013 - 10:36 am

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I am actually reading Twenty Boy Summer right now, I tried to read it about a year ago and couldn’t get into it, but I am loving it now (I don’t know what was wrong with year-ago me).

Great review, I am really looking forward to reading this. Thanks!

April 22, 2013 - 10:13 am

Kelly - Had I not just read Twenty Boy Summer (and loved it), I would have passed over this book without a second glance. But seeing Sarah’s name on the cover gave me pause, and reading your review makes me want to run out and pick up a copy, like yesterday. I really don’t think I love anything more than a great family dynamic in my contemporaries, so to see that Ockler makes family and bonding and tragedy the core of this is giving my goosebumps – the good kind!

April 22, 2013 - 10:08 am

Ginger @ GReads! - I think you & Anna are trying to kill me with your reviews today, lol. Seriously though, I can NOT wait to read this one! There are so many things you described that really grab me when it comes to what I like to read. I have a feeling I’ll be relating a lot to this one.. particularly with the sick parent, and being the youngest of sisters. I am going to buy this the day it comes out!

April 22, 2013 - 10:02 am

Tara - YES YES YES this is going to be my next read!!

April 22, 2013 - 9:26 am

Bookworm1858 - Looks like another winner from Ockler-so excited to dive into this book. Hey, have you thought about a bookish manicure for this cover?