Welcome to our stop on the How To Unbreakup tour for Rebekah L Purdy. This tour is hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.
How To Unbreakup
Author: Rebekah L. Purdy
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: January 1, 2015
Review Source: Swoon Romance
First rule of breakups: There’s no going back.
For three years, seventeen-year-old Grace Evers has regretted breaking up with Sage Castle.
That day, she lost her boyfriend and best friend. And let's be honest, it's impossible to just be friends with the one person who gets you, faults and all, and loved you anyway. It's impossible not to think about how it felt to be held by him, or the way he looked right before he was about to kiss you with the most perfectly yummy kiss goodnight.
And now that things are over between them, they've become strangers to one another. Sage won’t even look at Grace, let alone talk to her!
Breakup life sucks and Grace is utterly miserable, doing whatever she can to ease the pain of losing Sage. She's spent the better part of high school pretending to be something she’s not and hanging out with people who probably wouldn't notice if she wasn't there. Crappy dates, backstabbing friends, and Sage's cold shoulder have taken their toll.
So when her parents propose going away to their house on Lake Michigan for the summer, Grace is thrilled. No more massively bad dates with horrible kissers or lunch with frienemies. Just three months of swimming, hiking, and relaxing before senior year starts.
But when Grace learns Sage and his family will be joining them, she readies herself for a totally awkward family vacation of disastrous proportions. How can it be anything but awful if Sage won't even acknowledge she exists?
This is it, Grace's last chance to get Sage back and unbreakup.
How To Unbreakup centers around a relationship between Grace and Sage, longtime best friends. As the title states, there is a plan to unbreakup, because being broken up totally sucks. So when both families join together for a summer vacay, Grace is more than happy Sage will be there and nothing will stop her from winning him back. Except, maybe he'll try to stop her...
Three words: cutest story ever! I read How To Unbreakup in half a day because I couldn't bring myself to put it down. I was rooting for Grace 100% of the way and becoming very irritated when Sage wasn't cooperating! Rebekah Purdy definitely brings a unique twist on the Young Adult contemporary genre. Who starts a book with a breakup? It's brilliant, because now we get to read a story about winning someone back. And, to make it even better it's a girl trying to win a boy back!
My favorite thing about this book are the characters. Each so unique and quirky and different from one another. Purdy could write a book about each one and I would make sure to read them! My second favorite thing, is the friendship between Sage and Grace. Sometimes a friendship can come off too cheesy in a book, but theirs felt completely genuine and I loved being able to connect with it.
Have I mentioned how utterly cute this story is? How to Unbreakup is, for sure, going in my "to-read-again" pile!