The Summer of Broken Things

The Summer of Broken Things

Fourteen-year-old Avery Armisted is athletic, rich, and pretty. Sixteen-year-old Kayla Butts is known as ?butt-girl? at school. The two girls were friends as little kids, but that?s ancient history now. So it?s a huge surprise when Avery?s father offers to bring Kayla along on a summer trip to Spain. Avery is horrified that her father thinks he can choose her friends?and m Fourteen-year-old Avery Armisted is athletic, rich, and pretty. Sixteen-year-old Kayla Butts is known as ?b...

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Title:The Summer of Broken Things
Author:Margaret Peterson Haddix
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1481417649
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:393 pages pages

The Summer of Broken Things Reviews

  • Laurie
    Nov 13, 2017
    I was interested in Haddix's foray into YA, but the pace was a little too slow and introspective for me. *Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for providing an e-galley in exchange for an honest review. ...
  • Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
    Apr 04, 2018
    Bitter-sweet would be a good description for this book. Avery and Kayla are teens who have serious issues to work through. They are very different personalities with insecurities and preconceived notions of who they are and their place in society. This book deals with some hard emo...
  • Kathy
    Feb 23, 2018
    This is not my typical genre. I rarely read YA books unless they have romance in them. The Summer of Broken Things is more of a coming of age family drama. The main characters are fourteen and sixteen and they felt true to their actual age. This made them seem young compared to many ch...
  • Karen Arendt
    Apr 03, 2018
    I enjoyed this book though I was expecting something more sci-fi or dystopian from the author. She raises thought-provoking questions about surrogacy and what constitutes family while infusing Spanish culture. I felt I was getting a trip to Spain while enjoying the book! ...
  • Candace
    May 24, 2018
    More like a 1.5, really. This book just consistently infuriated me. Both of the main characters annoyed me, for different reasons, and I while I do recognize that they are meant to be young teenagers, I was completely confused as to why they overreacted to every little thing that happe...
  • Lauren
    Apr 08, 2018
    The Summer of Broken Things is a heartwarming YA contemporary about how one summer can change everything. What I Liked: 1. The Dual POV - The Summer of Broken Things alternates between Kayla's and Avery's POVs. Margaret did a great job of switching between them, and I liked how...
  • V
    Mar 14, 2018
    More complicated and satisfying than it first appears. A good pick for readers bridging the gap between MG and YA. ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Feb 14, 2018
    35297600Haddix, Margaret Peterson. The Summer of Broken Things. April 10th 2018 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Avery is a well-to-do 14-year-old who loves to play soccer. Her father must spend the summer in Spain for work...
  • Kathy Martin
    Jan 04, 2018
    THE SUMMER OF BROKEN THINGS tells the story of a summer that really changes both of the main characters. Avery Armisted is fourteen, rich, pretty, athletic and just a little bit spoiled. When her parents tell her that she is going with her father to Spain for the summer instead of ...
  • Yapha
    Jan 07, 2018
    This is not your usual action-packed Margaret Peterson Haddix thriller. It is a much more introspective, slower paced book, looking at family secrets and relationships. It does still have the trademark Haddix plot twists and reveals. And it made me want to go to Madrid. Recommended for...
  • Jennifer
    Mar 31, 2018
    The Summer of Broken Things is a Young Adult book that I would classify as realistic fiction. This is my first book by this author. This book is quite different from most YA books that I read. The main characters/narrators are younger (14 and 16) and there is almost no focus on roma...
  • Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
    Apr 24, 2018
    The Summer of Broken Things is a coming of age/family drama about two very different teen girls who are forced to spend the summer together in Spain. The descriptions of Spain will transport readers to this beautiful country and I enjoyed that the focus is on the family dynamics in...
  • Mrs.Heather Lassley
    Nov 18, 2017
    Closer to 3.5. I loved the storyline but I felt Avery was somewhat unredeemable even given the excuse she is only 14. This is a new realm for this author and I, as always, love her writing! Closer to 3.5. I loved the storyline but I felt Avery was somewhat unredeemable even given t...
  • ~Krystal
    Apr 06, 2018
    I rated this book ????/ 5 stars for the following reasons: My Thoughts on the book: This book follows Avery & Kayla our two main characters as they embark on a trip to Spain. My first impression of Avery is she's a spoiled brat who is disrespectful to her parents and w...
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    Apr 14, 2018
    4.5 STARS Avery can?t believe her father is dragging her to Spain for the summer with Kayla, a girl she knew as a child. Kayla, grateful for the opportunity to escape her rural town, comatose father and job at a nursing home, doesn?t know how she?ll endure spoiled Avery?s wh...
  • Amy
    Mar 03, 2018
    Actual Rating: 3.5/5 Stars Many thanks to Edelweiss Plus and Simon and Schuster for an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own. This was a quick read that follows the story of two girls, 14 year old Avery and 16 year old Kayla, as they travel to Spain for the summer ...
  • Dreaday
    Jan 30, 2018
    Ugggghhhhh MPH, you are so much better than this! Both characters are such cliches, it hurt to read. The Spoiled Teen was incredibly unlikeable and the Country Teen was just cringeworthy. I love twists, but the main twist was so... not that big of a deal? The second twist was gr...
  • Sarah
    Apr 01, 2018
    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Avery wants to spend the summer with her friends at soccer camp. However, her father is forcing her to spend summer with him in Spain. He allows her to bring a friend along, but he chooses the friend. Kayla is a po...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    Feb 07, 2018
    3.5 Stars I was very intrigued by The Summer of Broken Things when I first heard of it, especially since it is set in beautiful Spain. It is a story about family secrets, and it contains two main characters who change drastically throughout the book. I did find the plot to be predic...
  • Mineliz Febus
    Jan 30, 2018
    Fourteen-year-olds Avery and Kayla were childhood best friends. The key verb is ?were.? Now they can?t stand each other, and they?re as different as a crescent moon night and a summer solstice day. Avery is rich, pretty, popular and worldly. Kayla is quiet, awkward and the butt...
  • Madi Nation
    Feb 07, 2018
    I recieved this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was pleasantly surprised by this book! I thought it would be cheesy, and just your basic "taking a trip and Finding yourself" book, which it was, but it was also so much more. It had twists that I was...
  • Kassie
    Jun 05, 2018
    *i was sent this book in exchange for an honest review.* I gotta say, i had a lot of issues with this book. The fat rep felt ... not great and I?d love to hear more opinions on that if you?ve read it. There was a lot of oddly ?naive? racism in this book from our main charact...
  • Amy Palma
    May 14, 2018
    Realistic fiction from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Great book for mature 7th grader and up. A story of friendship, sports (soccer), travel (Spain), growing up and family secrets. Towards the end of the book I was thinking, this is a wonderful book, wish it had a little more drama & s...
  • Bickering Book Reviews
    Apr 07, 2018
    For a more in-depth review watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkk1T... The concept of this book had great potential but the characters were never developed beyond caricatures and the plot felt very predictable however there is a very unique storyline involving surrogacy that hel...
  • JLP
    Apr 17, 2018
    Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: When I started this book I really sure what I was going to find. I really didn?t care for her other series that my oldest had to read in 6th grade. So I kind of went into this one being a little prejudice against it. But what I found wa...
  • Gray Cox
    Jun 10, 2018
    A good and clean read, I just found it very juvenile and two dimensional and was unable to really connect or relate to the characters. I probably would've liked this more when I was a bit younger. ...
  • Aryana Parmar
    Jun 10, 2018
    Wow, this was a really really really good book! I loved how much the characters changed. I mean, I could tell from the beginning that obviously the characters were going to change a little bit at least and even though it's so cliche, I love it because I cried at the end and what bad ca...
  • Addyson Huneke
    May 11, 2018
    I don't understand all the bad reviews on this book. I thought it was amazing and I'm very hypercritical. Maybe some of the bad reviews have something to do with the Christian undertones and constant talk of prayer? Anyway, I enjoyed it. I loved the characters and how Kayla was just...
  • Eva
    May 02, 2018
    4/5 This was surprisingly really engrossing! I enjoyed it more than I thought I would (can you tell by the fact I read it in a day, haha)! The beginning was kind of slow, but after I got more attached to the characters and story, it was very good. I didn't want to put it down! This wa...
  • Sara (sarabara081)
    Feb 14, 2018
    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. The Summer of Broken Things is just that, a story about two girls whose worlds seem to collide and fall apart while on summer vacation together, and the ways it changed them. Avery?s father must travel to Spain for the summer...