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  • 09 October 2019
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10 thoughts on “Broken Soup

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    This is a 35 Even though the book was interesting and I liked the basis of it there were a few things that both

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    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 ca

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    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 si

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    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 sadness and happiness and just pure inspirationRowan was a great protagonist Her strength made her so appealing She wasn’t perfect lets face it who is? She was real and strong and had so much love in her heart Stroma was the most gorgeous little girl She played such a central role to the p

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    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 g

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    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 ve

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    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

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    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

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

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    I don’t have time to fall apart”These are the words of 15 year old Rowan main character of the book “Broken Soup” by Jenny Valentine A discovery really this story so simple and yet so touching I barely have words to describe itIt would be easy to be mislead by the pink cover of the book the big heart on the cover or the t

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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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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 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 should support each other to make a whole and create a message to convey to the reader The different storylines in Broken Soup Jack s death Rowan s morhter s depression her friendship with Bee her romance with Harper her role as the responsible one in the family all seemed to be conveying different messages that had nothing to do with each other Maybe that would have worked if the book were longer and the storylines were elaborated on but like this it just left me confused about what Jenny Valentine wanted to say with this bookThe writing isn t great but not terrible either There was nothing all that noteworthy about it At parts it sounds like the author wants to sounds poetic and deep but that didn t fit to the rest of the style and Rowan s voice and seemed contrivedThe characters are okay Rowan s character is pretty good and I liked reading how the situation in her family affected her For some reason though I never really connected with her and for me if I can t relate to the main character that takes a lot from a novel Some of the secondary characters are better I loved Harper how he helps Rowan is really cute Jack is a good character too easy to imagine Bee s characterization is lacking though Rowan always tells us she s so special etc but the reader is never really shown what s so great about her She seemed pretty average to me The parents didn t really seem like characters like plot devices but I guess I can t really criticize that they re never around and that was the point of that storylineI don t usually comment on the cover of a book if I don t like it but on this one I have to Not only is it ugly in my opinion it also doesn t fit the story whatsoever It looks like something someone doodled during class without a care in the world which is the opposite of Rowan s situation It doesn t show the reader anything about the seriousness of this bookAll in all this book was pretty disappointing There were a lot of good ideas in there but the execution is clumsy The writing and the characters are only okay and Broken Soup fails to convey a message with too it seemed like the author wanted to pull the novel in too many directions without elaborating on the different storylines Most of the other reviews I ve read for this one though are positive so maybe you d enjoy it than I didReviewed at

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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. 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


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