Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things
by Jacqueline Firkins
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: December 17th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Retellings, Contemporary
Mansfield, Massachusetts is the last place seventeen-year-old Edie Price wants to spend her final summer before college. It’s the home of wealthy suburbanites and prima donnas like Edie’s cousins, who are determined to distract her from her mother’s death with cute boys and Cinderella-style makeovers. Edie has her own plans, and they don’t include a prince charming.
But as Edie dives into schoolwork and applying for college scholarships, she finds herself drawn to two Mansfield boys who start vying for her attention. First there’s Sebastian, Edie’s childhood friend and first love. He’s sweet and smart and . . . already has a girlfriend. Then there’s Henry, the local bad boy and all-around player. He’s totally off limits, even if his kisses are chemically addictive.
Both boys are trouble. Edie can’t help but get caught between them. Someone’s heart is going to break. Now she just has to make sure it isn’t hers.
I actually posted my full review last month! You can read the full review and see my playlist I made to go along with the book by clicking here.
From the very first page, I intrigued because Edie had been in foster care after the death of her mother until her aunt and uncle takes her in for her senior year in high school. Now, Edie finds herself living in a world filled with parties, extravagant clothes, and wealth making her feel way out of her comfort zone, and if that’s not enough her aunt like to have everything her way and her two cousins are a story all in their own!
As the story progresses, Edie finds herself dealing with situations that she’d never thought she find herself in like dealing all while trying to find out who she is. She has to try to fix the mistakes she made in her past, learn that love doesn’t always end in destruction, and come to terms with all of her mixed emotions about the past.– Review by Lala’s Book Reviews
About the Author:
Jacqueline’s a writer, costume designer, and lover of beautiful things. She’s on the fulltime faculty in the Department of Theatre & Film at the University of British Columbia where she also takes any writing class they’ll let her into. When not obsessing about where to put the buttons or the commas, she can be found running by the ocean, eating excessive amounts of gluten, listening to earnest love songs, and pretending her dog understands every word she says.
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There’s a giveaway on mine and some of the other people who’s participating in the blog tour on Instagram! You can click on the photo below to be taken to my account to enter and for chances to get multiple entries! You could one of three copies of Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things and a dress made by the author herself! The Bookstagram giveaway ends on December 23!
A huge thanks to The Fantastic Flying Book Club for allowing me to help with the blog tour and Bookstagram Tour and NetGalley for providing me with an eARC to review!
Happy reading until next time,