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Estelle: Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things… by Katie Finn

Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn ( web | tweet ) Book 1 in a series. Publication Date: May 13, 2014 Publisher: Feiwel + Friends Pages: 352 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: summer, Hamptons, old friendships, secret identities Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley! (Thanks!) Summary: Unexpectedly single for the […]

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August 8, 2014 - 9:52 pm

Alicia - OH MY I didn’t know that Katie Finn is Morgan Matson!! Picked this up because the cover screams of cuteness. I’m only 4 chapters in so can’t make any judgement yet but LOL GEMMA MAKES TERRIBLE DECISIONS. Thank you for the review, I’ll probably go into this one expecting a quick, light read that’s all 🙂

June 1, 2014 - 6:25 am

Judith - SO AGREE WITH YOU! I did like it a little more than you did, I think, but I really agree with what you said as well, especially the feeling too old for this book. I was really unconvinced by Gemma’s decisions and especially the lack of involvement from her parents. And I guessed the big twist almost immediately as well. I’m sad that this didn’t work for me because MORGAN MATSON, but I’m also glad she published it under a different name because it’s meant for a different audience, and I would have been devastated otherwise.

May 19, 2014 - 2:54 pm

Liz (Along for the Read) - I just found out yesterday that this was Morgan Matson and feel like a complete idiot for not figuring it out before as I was reading about it. I’m glad that she is keeping this stuff separate from her MM identity as she obviously sees them as being for different audiences. Smart business move, especially if it is not quite up to the standard of her regular stuff.

May 14, 2014 - 10:35 am

Alexa S. - I can totally see where you’re coming from with Broken Hearts…! It’s definitely meant for an audience a bit younger, particularly because of its implausibility. But I had fun reading it? I don’t know. It just reminded me a lot of Gossip Girl, The Clique, etc. The situations are so implausible, and I could predict everything that would happen too – but it was still kind of fun.

May 12, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Cassie @ Happy Book Lovers - That’s disappointing that you didn’t like it. They’ve been pushing this book a TON via Instagram and Twitter, doing quote images and things, which always makes me wary of a book. I feel like they wouldn’t necessarily do that if readers are talking about it a lot.

It’s always sad to me though when I don’t like a book. Good to know I can skip this one.

May 12, 2014 - 11:28 am

Rachel - Awww sad. I started this one a few weeks ago, but had to set it aside due to school, and I remember thinking it felt a bit young to me as well. I’m really interested in my thoughts on it since we generally have similar feelings about contemporary YA. I’m sorry you couldn’t connect at all! That feeling is the worst.

May 12, 2014 - 11:08 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - Awww, that’s too bad you didn’t care for this one. I haven’t read it or any books by Morgan Matson.

I do love those two movies, though. I watched them repeatedly during my childhood. Also, I kind of what to watch Ladybugs, now 🙂