All Our Broken Pieces
- Author: L.D. Crichton
- Published: May 7th, 2019
- Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
- Rating: 5/5
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“You can’t keep two people who are meant to be together apart for long…”
Lennon Davis doesn’t believe in much, but she does believe in the security of the number five. If she flicks the bedroom light switch five times, maybe her new L.A. school won’t suck. But that doesn’t feel right, so she flicks the switch again. And again. Ten more flicks of the switch and maybe her new step family will accept her. Twenty-five more flicks and maybe she won’t cause any more of her loved ones to die. Fifty times more and then she can finally go to sleep.
Kyler Benton witnesses this pattern of lights from the safety of his treehouse in the yard next door. It is only there, hidden from the unwanted stares of his peers, that Kyler can fill his notebooks with lyrics that reveal the true scars of the boy behind the oversized hoodies and caustic humor. But Kyler finds that descriptions of blonde hair, sad eyes, and tapping fingers are beginning to fill the pages of his notebooks. Lennon, the lonely girl next door his father has warned him about, infiltrates his mind. Even though he has enough to deal with without Lennon’s rumored tragic past in his life, Kyler can’t help but want to know the truth about his new muse.
I have to say I really loved this book, it was such a sweet, funny and sad story at times and I didn’t think I would love it as much as I do. This story follows Lennon, a teenage girl that is dealing with OCD and Kyler, a boy they call a monster because of all the scars on his face due to a tragedy when he was younger.
The writing on this book was just perfect and the chemistry between the two main characters was perfect, there was not a time where I rolled my eyes ups and said oh please! These two first became friends and then that friendship became a bit more but it was done in such a great way that it didn’t feel rush or too insta-loving. They were both funny and witty even when dealing with their problems.
My only complain about the book is the way one of the characters created a really bad situation for Lennon and was let off the hook very easily, I wish there was some type of apology or something more than what she got but other than that I think this book was great.
Overall, I did enjoy the book even if the ending was wrapped up a bit too quickly and there was no major consequences for the character responsible for the major conflict in the story.
One thought on “All Our Broken Pieces by L.D. Crichton”
I want to read more books with OCD representation, but I’m usually not that much into the romance (especially since the teens-with-issues in love premise has become a well-established YA genre.) Your review has gotten me more interested in giving it a chance if I can find a copy that’s fairly cheap. 🙂
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