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Broken Soup

Gone lost in the crowd of bustling shoppers And she can't afford to lose her place in the checkout ueue after all if she doesn't take the groceries home nobody else will Rowan has responsibilities than most girls her age These days she pretty much look This was one of the touching YA books I ve read No wonder that it received awards and great reviews Occasionally I felt that the style was a bit too distracting pulling one s attention away from the story to the stylistic verbal elements instead of emphasizing the plot the characters and the message It may be that this is because I was translating the book and thus paid attention to stylistic elements than I would if I were only reading it for pleasure On the other hand one could also argue that the uniue style matches perfectly the unusual protagonist Rowan and the remarkable story of grief lost childhood growing up and finding hopeThe characters in the book are all very memorable Particularly Rowan with her big heart tolerance acceptance and understanding for everything and everyone She s a much better person than I am and I wished many times throughout the book that I could be a bit like her But she s not the only character that stays with the reader Her little sister Stroma her new friend Bee the charming Harper even the dead brother she still mourns with their wonderfully diverse personalities all add something extraordinary to this enchanting storyReading this story will leave a mark I m glad I had the chance not only to read it but to translate it so it will be available to even young readers

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An intriguing compelling and moving new novel from the award winning author of Finding Violet Park When the good looking boy with the American accent presses the dropped negative into Rowan's hand she's sure it's all a big mistake But next moment he's Rowan s big brother Jack died two years ago Since then her father moved out her mother sank into depression and her life has fallen apart Left with the responsibility to take care of her precocious six year old sister Stroma Rowan learns to be fiercely independent and incredibly functional She does the grocery shopping She cooks and looks after her sister She brings her mother to her doctor s appointments She goes to school And she grieves in her own way Rowan is fifteenBroken Soup is the kind of novel that sneaks up on you There are no unnecessary embellishments no poetic descriptions no flowery language no pretentious uotes There are no long monologues or solilouies about the meaning of life and the unfairness of death The writing is so deceptively simple and direct that I was surprised to feel how affected I was by everything I wanted Rowan to be young and reckless not a young adult burdened by too much responsibilities going through life in a constant state of resigned acceptance I wanted everything to be better for her and Stroma because after the tragedy they ve been through they deserve it I wanted a satisfying ending one that would assure me that Rowan gets her happily ever after But that wouldn t be realistic would it So I guess I have to settle for the silver lining With that said I like this book enough to give it five stars It s short bittersweet and thankfully not depressing I liked how it began with Jack already dead and how it went on to explore that grief has no time limit

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S after her little sister single handedly which doesn't leave much time for friends or fun So when she finds out that Bee from school saw the whole thing it piues her curiosity Who was the boy Why was he so insistent that the negative belonged to Rowan I couldn t read it past chapter 3 didnt like the writing


About the Author: Jenny Valentine

Jenny Valentine moved house every two years when she was growing up She has just moved house again probably not for the last time She worked in a wholefood shop in Primrose Hill for fifteen years where she met many extraordinary people and sold organic loaves than there are words in her first novel She has also worked as a teaching assistant and a jewellery maker She studied English Lite



10 thoughts on “Broken Soup

  1. says:

    This is a 35 Even though the book was interesting and I liked the basis of it there were a few things that bothered me Rowan is a likeable character and responsible A lot of the book was about how sad Rowan's mother is because of Jack's death and how it's now up to Rowan to take care of her little sister Strom

  2. says:

    I've had this book on my desk for about 2 weeks and kept passing it over and now I am mentally kicking myself I cannot put into words how great this book was I LOVED it This is only Jenny Valentine's second novel and have my fingers crossed that there are many to come Broken Soup was heart wrenching and tear inducing It was funny and witty It was filled with twists and turns yet perfectly predictable It was r

  3. says:

    Rowan's big brother Jack died two years ago Since then her father moved out her mother sank into depression and her life has fallen apart Left with the responsibility to take care of her precocious six year old sister Stroma Rowan lea

  4. says:

    This was such a touching novel It was beautifully written and very emotional The subject matter was very sensitive It is full of grief and sadne

  5. says:

    This book had a lot of potential The idea with the photo is intriguing and Rowan's whole situation sounded interesting to read about The plot is what kept me turning the pages I loved the plot twists and the many ideas but I had uite a few problems with the rest of Broken SoupI think my main problem was that the message got lost in the many aspects of the plot I don't mean that a book shouldn't have many storylines but they shou

  6. says:

    This was one of the touching YA books I've read No wonder that it received awards and great reviews Occasionally I felt that the style was a bit too distracting pulling one's attention away from the story to the stylistic v

  7. says:

    At first I didn't know whether I would like this one or not It had a slow beginning And I couldn't really emphatize with Rowan the main characterShe clearly needed help but didn't ask for it anyway Why not What was she afraid of Her life couldn't get any complicated than it already wasBut then I got into the story and I couldn't stop reading I even teared up a few times I think that the characters grew with every chap

  8. says:

    goodreads summer reading challenge • actually want to read↪︎ Read a book that's been on your Want to Read shelf for than a year owned for seven years All in all I did really enjoy this book It read uick and the story was interesting I did feel like it could tackle the problems that it did thoroughly but that's just me reading it as a 21 year old who isn't the target audience for this book

  9. says:

    I couldn't read it past chapter 3 didnt like the writing

  10. says:

    I don’t have time to fall apart”These are the words of 15 year old Rowan main character of the book “Broke

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