Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Paperback)
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Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 02/08/2018
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From the author of the acclaimed Wing Jones comes a 'break-up' book about a Japanese-American teenager, set in the Palm Springs desert, California. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon's Everything, Everything and Sara Barnard's Beautiful Broken Things. Sometimes a broken heart is all you need to set you free... Reiko loves the endless sky and electric colours of the Californian desert. It is a refuge from an increasingly claustrophobic life of family pressures and her own secrets. Then she meets Seth, a boy who shares a love of the desert and her yearning for a different kind of life. But Reiko and Seth both want something the other can't give them. As summer ends, things begin to fall apart. But the end of love can sometimes be the beginning of you...

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406369052
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


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[...] this book ripped out my heart, stomped on it and then revived it with an electric jolt. But I loved every second of it. * booksfemme *
It's a very bittersweet story and it's also one of the few books that made me cry so much I had to stop for a moment and wipe away the tears at 4am. [...] This has become one of my favourite books and every time I think about it, my heart smiles. * thegalwholivesofbooks *
[Webber] has a real talent for creating nuanced teenage characters * The Bookseller *
Another author with a talent for connecting with teenage readers is Katherine Webber. Japanese-American Reiko navigates love and grief amid the claustrophobia of family expectations and peer pressure in Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Walker, GBP7.99), set in the California desert. It's familiar emotional territory for contemporary young adult fiction but Webber's complex, nuanced protagonist feels real and is memorable. * The Observer *
"It's familiar emotional territory for young adult fiction but Webber's complex, nuanced protagonist feels real and is memorable." * The Observer *
"Moving and bittersweet, have the tissues ready. This book will break your heart as well, but in the end, you will be so glad it did." * Fallen Star Stories *
"[...] a stunningly emotionally charged tale of grief, family, strength and self-discovery with one of the most realistic romantic relationships I have ever read." * Becky's Blogs *
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Holly at Plymouth

“A book to break your heart, remind you of first love and how finding your own way can make you stronger. Amazing.”

I marvelled at Webber’s first novel ‘Wing Jones’ and thought it was achingly good. So, I was very keen to get my hands on her new novel, but also apprehensive.

I need not have worried. ‘Only Love Can Break Your... More

Paperback edition
13th April 2018
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“This novel will break your heart...”

The title of Katherine Webber’s second novel may suggest that only love can break your heart but let me assure you that this is false. This book will also break your heart. It will smash your heart into little... More

Paperback edition
1 similar book recommended
31st July 2018
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Sarah at Fort Kinnaird

“A love letter to being a teenager.”

Only Love Can Break Your Heart is a large jump from the warmth that was Wing Jones. Wing was such a wonderful character you could not help but to fall for from the very first page, and Reiko... Well, she's a bit... More

Paperback edition
18th September 2018
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