The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler

The Book of Broken Hearts

Sarah Ockler

357 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction contemporary romance young adult emotional lighthearted slow-paced


When all signs point to heartbreak, can love still be a rule of the road? A "touching father-daughter story" (Kirkus Reviews) from the author of Bittersweet and Twenty Boy Summer. Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most importa...

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Community Reviews Summary of 782 reviews


emotional 100%
funny 66%
hopeful 50%
sad 50%
adventurous 33%
challenging 33%
lighthearted 33%
reflective 33%
inspiring 16%
relaxing 16%


medium 50%
fast 33%
slow 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 20% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | No: 20%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 25% | Yes: 25%

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