The Book of Broken Hearts

Sarah Ockler, Author, Zilah Mendoza, Read by
Sarah Ockler, read by Zilah Mendoza. Listening Library, unabridged, eight CDs, 10 hrs., $55 ISBN 978-0-8041-2351-8
Reviewed on: 09/02/2013
Release date: 05/01/2013
Young Jude is the last of her sisters still living at home. She spends the summer helping her father fix up his vintage motorcycle and even enlists the services of a handsome young mechanic. However, she quickly realizes that the mechanic—with whom she becomes infatuated—is a Vargas brother: someone she promised her sisters she would never date. Smoothly narrated by the youthful-sounding Zilah Mendoza, the novel’s inherent charm shines through. Mendoza’s rendition of Jude is similar to her narration, but her ability to breathe life into the character in a simple yet realistic manner truly makes this audio edition great. Mendoza’s voice is naturally likeable and friendly, just like Jude. Ages 14–up. A Simon Pulse hardcover. (May)
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