Sunday, October 16, 2011

Review - Heartbreak River by Tricia Mills

Ttitle and Author: Heartbreak River by Tricia Mills
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: April 16th, 2009
Genre: Young Adult

Hailey Abbott's Summer Boys takes a weepy turn in this story of one girl's attempt to tell her childhood friend how she really feels about him.
Alex thought she'd be spending the summer focused on her family's rafting business, burying the memories of her father's death last year, and leaving behind all the messes she made in its wake.
But when Sean returns to town, she is forced to reckon with her mixed-up crushy feelings for him - more powerful than ever before. It takes another tragedy to make Alex realize Sean has loved her, and forgiven her, all along

Heartbreak River is a nice and easy to read story.
Alex has a lot to deal with. She’s still trying to get over her father’s death and her mother’s absence. She never thought she would have to deal with feelings for Sean as well. In fact, she never even expected to see Sean again, let alone work with him. When he shows up again, she is shocked and confused…
To top it all, another guy from the rafting business – Tommy – can’t stop flirting with her. At least that seems to make Sean jealous and when he decides to help Alex overcome her trauma regarding the river, they connect with each other some more.
I think I liked all the characters in this book. They seemed to balance each other out. They all felt real. None of them were perfect and I appreciate that.
The end caught me by surprise, I must confess. It was a sad ending that somehow made sense and added a lot to the story.
Heartbreak River is a fast paced book. It is well-written and easy to read. It was able to keep me entertained. I think it could have a little more depth to it but I still really enjoyed it.
All in all this book is a good read any YA fan will be able to enjoy.

Rating:  Worth Your Time (4 Stars)

1 comment:

  1. Tricia Mills is such an underated author. Her books are not only about the romance but also about getting over your fears and healing process after losing a loved one.