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Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend

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Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend

Gemma Tucker is not perfect.  She has lied to and manipulated and ruined someone who thought Gemma was her friend, but all of that is in the past. Five years after the biggest mistake of her life, she is at peace with herself and is looking forward to an adventurous summer...that is, until her longtime boyfriend dumps her out of nowhere. With her plans shattered, Gemma is sent to spend the summer in the Hamptons with her father. She grudgingly heads off armed with a new style and intentions to stay on the down low. How bad could it be? All it takes is one small case of mistaken identity to destroy any chance of staying out of trouble.

Katie Finn created characters that would be right at home in a teen chick flick, and I ate up every moment.

I was sucked into the drama from the very beginning. Katie Finn created characters that would be right at home in a teen chick flick, and I ate up every moment. Readers will have a hard time putting this one down as they guiltily laugh at Gemma’s misfortunes. On top of that, I found Gemma to be a very relatable character. Her drama is real and it’s nice to read about someone (even a fictional someone) get through it. As much as post-apocalyptic adventures rock, this change of pace was awesome.  

With a plot twist that leaves readers jaw-dropped and itching for the sequel, BROKEN HEARTS, FENCES, AND OTHER THINGS TO MEND is the perfect book to kick off summer.

Reviewed by Lexibex V., Teen Board Member on May 14, 2014

Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend
by Katie Finn

  • Publication Date: May 5, 2015
  • Genres: Young Adult 13+
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • ISBN-10: 1250063051
  • ISBN-13: 9781250063052