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The Book of Broken Hearts

The Book of Broken Hearts
Sarah Ockler
Simon Pulse, 2013
Audience: All Teens

Source: E-Galley (Edelweiss/NetGalley)

From Goodreads:
Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. She’s seen the tears and disasters that dating a Vargas boy can cause, and she swore an oath—with candles and a contract and everything—to never have anything to do with one.

Now Jude is the only sister still living at home, and she’s spending the summer helping her ailing father restore his vintage motorcycle—which means hiring a mechanic to help out. Is it Jude’s fault he happens to be cute? And surprisingly sweet? And a Vargas?

Jude tells herself it’s strictly bike business with Emilio. Her sisters will never find out, and Jude can spot those flirty little Vargas tricks a mile away—no way would she fall for them. But Jude’s defenses are crumbling, and if history is destined to repeat itself, she’s speeding toward some serious heartbreak…unless her sisters were wrong?

Jude may have taken an oath, but she’s beginning to think that when it comes to love, some promises might be worth breaking.

My new favorite Sarah Ockler book! I loved it - everything! I loved the characters, I loved the romance, I loved the family dynamic. It had its sad moments, for sure. Jude takes care of her father all summer, causing friction with her friends. It's a lot of responsibility for her and she takes it very seriously. She was an amazing daughter but didn't seem to realize that taking care of her father would eventually be too much work for any one person. It was something she had to learn, just like she had to learn to stand up to her sisters.

I think my favorite character in this one was Papi. He had such a sense of humor and his life was crazy interesting.

The best part of the book was when Jude learned about her name.

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  1. I still need to read this!! I love Sarah Ockler so I really need to get to this soon!!

    1. It's totally worth rearranging the TBR pile for. I need to buy it!


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