The Unbroken Hearts Club

  • Pages:160
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Soundings
  • Themes:loss of a parent, grief, teen romance, hereditary disease, photography
  • Available:01/29/2019
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 12+
  • Reading Level:3.3
  • Lexile:HL640L
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Ever since her mom died of Huntington's disease, Logan has been in a permanent state of neutral.

Logan's dad has been depressed and lonely, but she is . . . something else. So much so that she doesn't even see that her best friend, Cole, is head over heels in love with her. To make matters worse, Logan's dad is now hosting a bereavement group in their basement. That was Logan's place to escape; it's where she keeps her darkroom and where she and Cole indulge their mutual love of cinema and black-and-white photography. But Logan agrees to help her dad out with these sad "Broken Hearts Club" meetings, unaware of the effect the group will have on her as she struggles to find meaning in her life.

"Tackles serious topics with sincerity…An appealing choice for reluctant readers who enjoy romance and realistic fiction."
– Kirkus Reviews
"Recommend The Unbroken Hearts Club to readers who enjoy realistic fiction. The plotline moves quickly…The descriptive sections are well done."
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Readers will be enticed by the edgy theme and compelling story…multidimensional characters and briskly paced plot."
– School Library Journal
“A quick, easy read for teens looking for teen romance as a secondary plot. The messages in The Unbroken Hearts Club are the meat and substance of the story.”
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CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection   | 2019  |  Commended