Friday, March 18, 2016

{Blog Tour} How To Get Your Heart Broken - Rose Fall (Review & Giveaway)

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How to Get Your Heart Broken
by Rose Fall

Release Date: March 21st 2016
Genre: YA Contemporary

Summary:

A self-proclaimed cynic, Eli is unsurprised by her boyfriend’s betrayal. Yet, its impact goes beyond what she realizes; a cruel bet, an array of secrets, and a thousand lessons not yet learned teach her how to trust again as an unlikely boy shows her a kind of love she never knew existed.
After Eli finds her boyfriend cheating on her, she seeks an escape. She heads to the beach to spend the summer before college with her two best friends. When Eli is unable to move past the betrayal, the girls devise a distraction; a bet about their handsome neighbor. Yet their thoughtless competition goes too far and their friendships are tested as they began to wonder how much they really know about each other and themselves. In the chaos, they manage to learn the truth about love, self-acceptance, and the journey back from rock bottom. 

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Review

After reading this book I felt very confused.  Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed reading this book, but I think some of the events could have happened in real life and I guess I personally wouldn’t have done the same things, which affected my opinion.

My main issue was around the bet that happened between the girls.  I don’t think I fully captured the terms of the bet and what was supposed to happen.  I could see betting for the guy to fall in love with one of them, but the others back off once he shows interest. It was confusing when he was showing attention to one of the girls and the other one would not back off yet.  I kind of felt like if you were a true friend you would back off right away or make the bet to begin with.  I don’t see either how the bet would have made them have a stronger friendship or fix any of the heartbreak.  In the end everything does work out I just didn’t love the whole concept of a bet and this being a huge part of the story.  

I did love how each character went through their own journey of self discovery.  They each learned a large amount about each other and leaned on each other during their learning.  The story is only told through Eli’s eyes, but we get a real sense of how the other girls feel as well as their overall growth at the end.  Each comes from a broken home of some sort so for them to realize that they will be ok and be able to move on from these issues.  The girls were able to confront the issues and move past them, which I believe should have been the major portion of the story versus keep going back to the bet.  They all needed to grow and the bet just didn’t add to their growth in my mind.

I also really liked Jessie from the beginning.  He seemed like a very stand up guy and someone that one of the girls could fall for.  He had a lot of positive attributes and you could see him as Eli’s compliment.  He stayed by her side through everything and I couldn’t have imagined a better way to show what love is.

I would suggest this as a night time read, it is easy to pick up and put down.  It was easy to follow along and the chapter titles gave a quick outline of what was going to happen.

I received a copy of this book from YA Bound Book Tours for an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of this book.

My Rating 3/5 
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About the Author

Rose Fall was born in New York City to Senegalese immigrant parents. She is currently studying Communication and Global Studies at UNC Chapel Hill. Her debut novel "How to Get Your Heart Broken" is set to be released Spring 2016. You can find her at her blog on rosesarecool.wordpress.com

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2 comments:

  1. I like this book's cover! I'm sorry you felt confused, that's not good. :o This one is new to me, but I think I'll pass. :D Great review!

    Have a fantastic weekend. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Yes the book cover is gorgeous! Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend too!

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