THE BOOK OF LOVE by Lynn Weingarten

THE BOOK OF LOVE

Age Range: 12 - 18

KIRKUS REVIEW

In this sequel to The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers (2011), Lucy regrets becoming a Heartbreaker, taking power from the tears of the boys whose hearts she breaks. But can she find a way out?

Lucy knows she has a magically unbreakable heart, but she has become aware that she feels less and less emotion of any kind. Her singing no longer captivates her audience. She can’t get over the guilt she feels after deliberately breaking sensitive Colin’s heart in the last book so that she could join the Sisterhood. She learns from an elderly former Heartbreaker that, indeed, she’ll never feel emotional pain again, but at the cost of never feeling any emotion. Together with her three “sisters,” Lucy joins a contest among the North American Sisterhood to break the hearts of selected celebrities. In the course of their efforts, Lucy learns of someone who might be able to help her escape….Weingarten crafts a clever vehicle for her thoughtful message. The book looks like a romance novel, but it becomes so much more as Lucy’s thinking evolves and as she tries to escape the fate she realizes she was foolish to choose. Yes, young girls fear the pain of heartbreak, but could that pain be worth the trouble?

A perceptive novel that has the power to capture romance and paranormal fans while delivering real insight into the power of love and friendship. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)

Pub Date: Dec. 31st, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-06-192620-4
Page count: 272pp
Publisher: HarperTeen
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2013




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