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Friday, April 13, 2012

Review: Breaking Beautiful

Title: Breaking Beautiful
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult-Contemporary/Thriller
Author: Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Book: Netgalley

"Allie lost everything the night her boyfriend, Trip, died in a horrible car accident—including her memory of the event. As their small town mourns his death, Allie is afraid to remember because doing so means delving into what she’s kept hidden for so long: the horrible reality of their abusive relationship.

When the police reopen the investigation, it casts suspicion on Allie and her best friend, Blake, especially as their budding romance raises eyebrows around town. Allie knows she must tell the truth. Can she reach deep enough to remember that night so she can finally break free? Debut writer Jennifer Shaw Wolf takes readers on an emotional ride through the murky waters of love, shame, and, ultimately, forgiveness."

This book is so intense! I mean, once I started the book and really got into the story line, I was hooked. 

What I loved most about this book is the great story line. We have missing clues, a relationship that is not what it is as well as a unsolved murder. While this plot line builds and builds to an exploding ending, the reader also get each part of the demise that has happened. With each new memory coming back fast, the reader slowly learns the truth of what happen that night.

The characters of the book are well written. I think that with everything that has happen to Allie her feelings and action are justifiable. I can't imagine anyone else acting differently then what Allie went through. Allie dealt with so many conflicted emotions it was hard  not to step into her shoes.

There are two kinds of love in the book that simply blew me away. The love of a friendship spawning into something more and a sibling love that bring in so much loyalty. The way the story is written mixed in with amazing views of what happen, I loved it.

Breaking Beautiful is an dazzling story. It scorns the reader with burning curiosity of what happen that night, leading  with breads crumbs to an great ending. Rich in plot and emotions, Breaking Beautiful is fantastic!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Now you wanna make me buy this book, lol! Thanks for the review, sounds like a terrific read.

  2. I met this author at a writer's conference last year, and she was just awesome. I can't WAIT to read this :-D

  3. Burning curiosity? Oh yea... you did that to me and you didn't even need the breadcrumbs! Great review!

  4. Great review! I haven't heard much about this book but now I totally want to read it!

    Jenny at Books to the Sky


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