Fourteen-year-old Avery Armisted is athletic, rich, and pretty. Sixteen-year-old Kayla Butts is known as butt-girl at school. The two girls were friends as little kids, but thats ancient history now. So its a huge surprise when Averys father offers to bring Kayla along on a summer trip to Spain. Avery is horrified that her father thinks he can choose her friendsand make her miss soccer camp. Kayla struggles just to imagine leaving the confines of her small town.But in Spain, the two uncover a secret their families had hidden from both of them their entire lives. Maybe the girls can put aside their differences and work through it together. Or maybe the lies and betrayal will only push themand their familiesfarther apart....
|Title||:||The Summer of Broken Things|
|Number of Pages||:||393 pages|
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The Summer of Broken Things Reviews
Closer to 3.5. I loved the storyline but I felt Avery was somewhat unredeemable even given the excuse she is only 14. This is a new realm for this author and I, as always, love her writing! ...more
I rated this book ⭐⭐⭐⭐/ 5 stars for the following reasons:
My Thoughts on the book:
This book follows Avery & Kayla our two main characters as they embark on a trip to Spain. My first impression of Avery is she's a spoiled brat who is disrespectful to her parents and who is also one of the popular "mean-girl" crowd in her high school. My first impression of Kayla is she's the girl who chooses to be the "loner", who keeps her head down and chooses to avoid being involved with the kids at schoo ...more
Fourteen-year-olds Avery and Kayla were childhood best friends. The key verb is “were.” Now they can’t stand each other, and they’re as different as a crescent moon night and a summer solstice day. Avery is rich, pretty, popular and worldly. Kayla is quiet, awkward and the butt of ugly jokes. Literally. Her last name is Butts, and she’s called “butt-girl” at school. Things take a strange turn when these two former friends are forced to travel to Spain together. Their parents are hiding something ...more
A good and clean read, I just found it very juvenile and two dimensional and was unable to really connect or relate to the characters. I probably would've liked this more when I was a bit younger.
I recieved this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book! I thought it would be cheesy, and just your basic "taking a trip and Finding yourself" book, which it was, but it was also so much more. It had twists that I wasn't expecting, and the author really captured the teenage angst with Avery. I remembered myself talking to my parents like she does, thinking they were so stupid, when really it was me being stupid. It was me being a s ...more
THE SUMMER OF BROKEN THINGS tells the story of a summer that really changes both of the main characters.
Avery Armisted is fourteen, rich, pretty, athletic and just a little bit spoiled. When her parents tell her that she is going with her father to Spain for the summer instead of to soccer camp with her friends, she is angry and disappointed. She is even more angry when her father tells her that they are bringing along Kayla Butts who is two years older and who was a friend when both girls were ...more
*i was sent this book in exchange for an honest review.*
I gotta say, i had a lot of issues with this book. The fat rep felt ... not great and I’d love to hear more opinions on that if you’ve read it. There was a lot of oddly “naive” racism in this book from our main characters to their grandparents and sometimes random strangers. The two POV main characters are both just REALLY annoying.
I found that the FIRST big problem/secret/whatever we learn frankly shouldn’t have been as big of a deal as ev ...more
This is not my typical genre. I rarely read YA books unless they have romance in them. The Summer of Broken Things is more of a coming of age family drama. The main characters are fourteen and sixteen and they felt true to their actual age. This made them seem young compared to many characters in YA novels, but I feel most of the time authors write characters who come across as being too mature for their actual age. Content-wise this was very clean with no swearing or sex or anything objectionab ...more