Saturday, January 7, 2017

Book Review - The Breakup Support Group by Cheyanne Young

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Review by Suze
 
 Isla has to change schools. They've rezoned her neighborhood and she's destined to go to a much bigger and richer school for her senior year. It means she has to leave all of her friends behind, including her boyfriend. Because of this he dumps her after four years of being together. Isla is grieving and she can't care less about her new school and making friends. She is so unhappy that she has a breakdown at school and that is why the school counsellor advises her to join the Breakup Support Group. It's for students with broken hearts and Emory, who is the school's heartbreaker. 
 
Emory doesn't have problems finding dates and as he isn't looking for anything steady he often changes his girls, which is exactly why he has to attend group meetings, so he can see what his victims feel like after he dumped them. Isla develops a small crush on Emory, but she doesn't want to be heartbroken again. That's why Emory is just helping her in a friendly and fake way to slowly start dating. Is this really a good plan?
 
The Breakup Support Group is a great story about what it's like to be dumped. Even though the topic might sound sad the story is pretty lighthearted. There are tears, but there's plenty of fun as well. Isla is a sweet and smart girl, but she's always been in someone's shadow and never had a chance to shine. She has no caring loyal friends and changing schools might be exactly what she needs. Emory thinks everything is entertaining, but he also has a sensitive side. He tries to make Isla feel welcome, which is pretty cute. He's flirty and charming and he's also kind and attentive. Emory and Isla have an interesting connection and I enjoyed reading about their developing friendship.
 
Cheyanne Young has written an insightful story about a topic that a lot of people can relate to. I loved that she's chosen to write about heartbreak in such an open and honest way and the conversations between the main characters are amazing. There's hope, there are plenty of hugs and there's pizza, which creates a fantastic atmosphere. Because of that I instantly liked The Breakup Support Group. It's a clever, amusing story with a lot of interesting twists and turns.
 
Advice
 
The Breakup Support Group is perfect for readers who like entertaining YA stories that are a mix of sadness, hope, fun and friendship.

14 comments:

  1. I'm pinning this right now. It sounds like something I would have watched in the 80's and 90's, like Pretty in Pink.
    Dianna

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  2. Acording to your advice this is just the right read for me :)

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  3. Sounds very charming!

    --Trix

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  4. I'm glad this isn't a story I would sob all the way through.

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  5. I'm glad this isn't a story I would sob all the way through.

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  6. This sounds like a great book for teens and young adult readers.

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  7. It sounds really lovely. I hope my daughter will read it.

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  8. This book sounds really interesting, hope to read it soon because I'm already hooked. Great review!

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  9. This book sounds really good. I really do love the idea of a serial heartbreaker having to see what happens when he dumps a girl for a new one. It does sound like a fun read despite of the title.

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  10. This sounds like a interesting story. Great review.

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  11. This book sounds like a wonderful story about growing up during the teenage years.

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  12. See, I've always said that with good friends & pizza, nothing can go wrong!

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  13. This sounds like it would make a fun & good movie or TV show.

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