Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Broken Hearts, Fences, & Other Things To Mend by Katie Finn

Page Count: 342
Published on: February 14, 2014 & May 5, 2015
Published by: Square Fish
Genre(s): YA, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Paperback
Age Rating: PG-13
Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon
Twitter: @morgan_m
My Rating: 4.5 stars

Goodreads synopsis:

Gemma had her summer all planned out, but it takes sharp turn when she gets dumped and finds herself back in the Hamptons after a five-year absence. Being there puts her at risk of bumping into Hallie, her former best friend (that is, before Gemma ruined her life). But people don’t hold grudges forever. Do they? 

Gemma intends to make amends, but a small case of mistaken identity causes the people she knew years ago—including Hallie and her dreamy brother Josh—to believe she’s someone else. As though the summer wasn’t complicated enough already. 

Can Gemma keep up the charade? Or will she be found out by the very people she’s been hiding from?


Hey, guys!

      This book follows the very dedicated Gemma. Gemma's summer is turned upside down when she gets dumped by her long time boyfriend. Gemma is sent to the Hamptons with her father and ends up bumping into old friends. She ends up claiming to be someone she isn't and a bunch of drama occurs. 

      I found Gemma to be a really selfish and self-centered and overall annoying. She was always lying and although she tries to redeem herself, she keeps digging herself an even deeper hole. She had so many chances to redeem herself and to tell the truth, but she never took advantage of those moments! It was very aggravating...Even though I didn't like Gemma's behavior, I still really liked her as a character. 

      Hallie wasn't much better. I didn't trust her character and I didn't like her attitude throughout the book. Her brother, however, was a total sweetheart. I loved his character. He was such a sweet guy and I want a Josh. Gemma's best friend, Sophie wasn't the best character, but I thought she was really funny. I'm excited to read more about her in Revenge, Ice Cream, & Other Things Best Served Cold!

      I guessed part of the major plot twist early into the book, but there was another aspect to the climax that I definitely did not predict. When I finished the book, I had realized that Morgan/Katie had left little hints and scenes of foreshadowing to major plot points throughout the book. I thought it was really well written and I'm excited to read the second and third books. Although this wasn't the best book by Morgan Matson that I've read, it was definitely a fluffy contemporary that fans of Morgan Matson should read. 

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