Tuesday, December 29

Whats Broken Between Us by Alexis Bass

Whats Broken Between Us by Alexis Bass
Release Date:  December 29, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages:  304

Summary: Alexis Bass’s heartbreakingly beautiful second novel is a tale of love, loss, and learning to forgive.

Look to the left, look to the right. We’re all going to die. But someone has to do it first. So who’s it going to be?

Tragedy struck Amanda Tart’s town a year and a half ago when a sophomore girl was killed in a car accident on graduation night.
Amanda’s brother, Jonathan, was behind the wheel and too drunk to drive. He’s spent the past year in prison and has cut off all ties. But now Jonathan is coming home. Just as Amanda’s trying to figure out what that means for her family and herself, she’s paired up for a school project with Henry Crane—a former crush, and brother of Jonathan’s ex-girlfriend, who survived the crash with horrible injuries.

Everyone is still incredibly damaged by the events of that night. Can Amanda and Henry finally begin to heal what’s broken and find some peace?

My Thoughts:  I wasn’t sure if this was going to be my type of book or not. I read Bass debut novel and I just felt like it was ok.  

I enjoyed Whats Broken Between Us quite a bit more than her debut.

We are introduced to Amanda. Amanda is in high school and just trying to get through it and get it over with. A while ago, her brother Jonathan was in a car accident killing another of his friends and injuring the other girl in the same car. Jonathan has been in prison for a while but he’s coming home. This really puts Amanda in a bind. She wants her brother home of course, but she has to wonder if he’s changed or if he’s changed for the better or worst.

Amanda also has a boyfriend but she has a crush on one of the girls brothers who was in the car accident. She actually liked him before the accident happened. His name was Henry. I really liked Henry. I think he was the highlight of most of the story for me. Yes, I enjoyed the plot but I really really liked the parts with Henry.

I really did enjoy this one, but it's intense and things aren’t always happy. Its raw and emotional.  Amanda is a character you definitely want to root for.

Overall:  I liked this one a lot. Probably another 3.5 cupcake rating for me. I finished it really fast too!

Cover:  Like it. Its dark, almost haunting.

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