Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers

Author: Lynn Weingarten

Source: Around The World Tours - ARC

Summary: (goodreads) When her boyfriend breaks up with her on the first day of sophomore year, Lucy has no idea how she’s going to make it through homeroom, let alone the rest of her life. Enter three stunning girls with a magical offer Lucy can’t refuse. All she has to do is get a guy to fall in love with her in the next seven days, and then…break his heart and collect one of his brokenhearted tears. As the girls teach Lucy how to hook a guy (with the help of a little magic), she quickly discovers how far she is willing to go—and who she is willing to cross—to get what she wants.

Review: Lucy's life changes dramatically and her character's growth is magnificent throughout the novel. She goes from heartbroken and uncertain of herself in every way to dealing with her problems in a manner that strengthens her emotionally. Lucy did have the help of magic, but there actually isn't much of that at all. The most powerful magic is the one Lucy believes she has inside of her. The message of this book is having confidence and self-esteem and as corny as I make it sound, this book is amazing at convincing me of that argument unlike no other.

I was kind of expecting a cute read. Lucy is sweet in nature, but this book is actually a bit more raw than what I thought it was going to be. I felt for Lucy. Although she was full of flaws and clung too long to the wrong person, her struggle was very realistic. The heartbreak was painful for all the characters involved and the book was really intriguing because of the subject matter.

I read this book in one sitting, so I would say it had a strong plot. Lucy definitely made some bad choices throughout the novel, but I think that only made her growth as a person more real. Nobody changes from one day to the other. I loved the way the writing was descriptive and made the book colorful (there is also some colorful language) which gave it the whole magic aspect of it a stronger presence. All of the characters were fairly well developed and although I wasn't surprised by the ending at all, it was still an enjoyable read that left me wanting more and a tidier resolution.

Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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