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Young Adult Fiction Emotions & Feelings

The Unbroken Hearts Club

by (author) Brooke Carter

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 2019
Emotions & Feelings, Parents, Death & Dying
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2019
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jan 2019
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 12 to 18


Ever since her mom died of Huntington's disease, Logan has been in a permanent state of neutral.

Logan's dad has been depressed and lonely, but she is . . . something else. So much so that she doesn't even see that her best friend, Cole, is head over heels in love with her. To make matters worse, Logan's dad is now hosting a bereavement group in their basement. That was Logan's place to escape; it's where she keeps her darkroom and where she and Cole indulge their mutual love of cinema and black-and-white photography. But Logan agrees to help her dad out with these sad "Broken Hearts Club" meetings, unaware of the effect the group will have on her as she struggles to find meaning in her life.

About the author

Brooke Carter was born and raised in beautiful British Columbia, where she earned an MFA in Creative Writing (UBC) and where she currently makes her home with her family. She is the author of the Orca Soundings titles Another Miserable Love Song and Learning Seventeen and the Orca Sports title Lucky Break. For more information, visit

Brooke Carter's profile page


  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection

Editorial Reviews

&quotRecommend The Unbroken Hearts Club to readers who enjoy realistic fiction. The plotline moves quickly…The descriptive sections are well done.&quot

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

&quotTackles serious topics with sincerity…An appealing choice for reluctant readers who enjoy romance and realistic fiction.&quot

Kirkus Reviews

“A quick, easy read for teens looking for teen romance as a secondary plot. The messages in The Unbroken Hearts Club are the meat and substance of the story.”

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"Readers will be enticed by the edgy theme and compelling story…multidimensional characters and briskly paced plot."

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