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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.

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.

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


CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection  | 2019 | Commended

Teen fiction
for reluctant readers

Key Features:

Short, high-interest novels

Contemporary stories

Compelling characters

Linear plots

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