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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 160
Themes: loss of a parent, grief, teen romance, hereditary disease, photography
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 29/Jan/2019
Fry Reading Level: 3.3
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Ever since her mom died of Huntington's disease, Logan has been in a permanent state of neutral. Her dad has been depressed and lonely, but Logan 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.

School Library Journal - January 23, 2019
"Readers will be enticed by the edgy theme and compelling story…multidimensional characters and briskly paced plot."
CM: Canadian Review of Materials - November 30, 2018
"Recommend The Unbroken Hearts Club to readers who enjoy realistic fiction. The plotline moves quickly…The descriptive sections are well done."
Kirkus Reviews - November 16, 2018
"Tackles serious topics with sincerity…An appealing choice for reluctant readers who enjoy romance and realistic fiction."