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Monday, February 16, 2015

ARC Review: How to Unbreakup by Rebekah L. Purdy

How to Unbreakup is my first book by Rebekah L. Purdy, and it was a good story. This one was cute and short, and I read it in one sitting. If you are looking for something light and sweet about high school age kids, I think this might be a story you enjoy.

Sage Castle and Grace Evers have been best friends since they were kids. When their feelings change though they decide they want to be more and become boyfriend and girlfriend. But then Grace's soccer friends start questioning her relationship with Sage, and she begins to wonder if she should be with him. So she ends up breaking up with him and hurting both herself and Sage in the process. Although she wants to remain friends, Sage stops talking to her altogether. But then three years later, Grace's parents surprise her and the family with a trip for the summer. Grace is looking forward to getting away until she realizes that the Castle family will be joining them. With the help of Sage's sister Allie, Grace sets out to win Sage back. But will it be too late for them to unbreakup?

I liked Sage and Grace. The thing I had to remember is that these are high school kids, and so their actions were often times impulsive and immature. Yet despite that, these two both seemed to have their heads on pretty straight. Grace went about trying to win back Sage in a mature way, if a bit indirectly. I felt like she should have just talked to him and started with the apology. I think an explanation of her actions would have gone a long way. But when Sage was hanging out with Lila, she could have acted a lot worse and I felt like she took the high road. She let the ultimate decision come down to what Sage wanted and didn't try to force his hand. She laid her feelings out there and accepted that he would do what he wanted to. Sage was great, and I wish we had been given his POV. He seemed to still be struggling with his feelings for Grace, and you could tell that he had missed her and their friendship. He was a bit cold to her at first, but the more time they spent together the more everything started to return to the way it was between them.

Overall, this was a good young adult story and I liked the characters. While I enjoyed the book, I will say that things were a bit convenient. Everything that could go wrong for Grace while trying to win Sage back did go wrong. They just so happened to meet a brother and sister pair that were close by that were interested in Sage and Grace. Grace and Sage had broken up and three years had gone by, but neither of them had ever moved on or dated anyone. Despite those things though, I was able to just enjoy the story for what it was. I liked the secondary characters, and I loved how close their families were. These two were really cute together, and it was clear how close they had always been . I think this is a short and sweet fun read that many YA fans will really enjoy. It is a perfect summer beach read for anyone looking to lose themselves for a few hours.

**ARC Provided by YA Bound Book Tours**

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