The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers
By Lynn Weingarten
(HarperTeen, Hardcover, 9780061926181, 352pp.)
Publication Date: December 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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If theres an upside to having your heart broken, its this: A broken heart makes you brave.
The first day of sophomore year doesnt go the way Lucy planned. After a summer apart from her boyfriend, shes ready to greet him with a special surprise and instead gets a shocking one in return: Hes breaking up with her. Beyond devastated, Lucy has no idea how shes going to make it through homeroom, let alone the rest of her life.
Enter three stunning girls with the unnatural ability to attract boys and an offer Lucy cant refuse: They can heal her heart in an instant. And then shell be one of thema member of a sisterhood that is impervious to heartbreak and has access to magic distilled from the tears of brokenhearted boys. But to gain their power, Lucy must get a guy to fall in love with her the old-fashioned way, and then break his heart in the next seven days.
While the sisterhood may need another Heartbreaker, Lucys only desire is to get her ex back. But how far is she willing to go, and who is she willing to cross to get what she wants?
Lynn Weingarten is not in a secret sisterhood of any kind, not that she would tell you if she was. She is very good at keeping secrets.
“A truly original tale with plenty of tantalizing twists and turns to keep you under its spell.”
-—Kate Brian, author of the New York Times bestselling series PRIVATE.
In sentient and original metaphors, Weingarten evokes the poignancy of unrequited love…Lucy’s journey celebrates the complexities of friendship and family and teaches her to appreciate the ordinary…and Weingarten raises questions teens will enjoy considering.
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Mixed in with the magical element, there is a lot of quite sound advice about how and why attraction works, making this a useful self–help guide for the flirt–challenged in the woefully unmagical world of teen dating.
Weingarten’s (WHEREVER NINA LIES) second novel is tense yet comforting…the author’s meditations on love, heartache, choice, and power will hit home with teens.