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. Her dad has been depressed and lonely, but Logan 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 www.brookecarter.com.
- Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection
"Readers will be enticed by the edgy theme and compelling story…multidimensional characters and briskly paced plot."
School Library Journal
"Tackles serious topics with sincerity…An appealing choice for reluctant readers who enjoy romance and realistic fiction."
"Recommend The Unbroken Hearts Club to readers who enjoy realistic fiction. The plotline moves quickly…The descriptive sections are well done."
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“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.”