Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn
Book Description from Amazon.
In Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn, Gemma had her summer all planned out, but it takes sharp turn when she gets dumped and finds herself back in the Hampton’s after a five-year absence. Being there puts her at risk of bumping into Hallie, her former best friend (that is, before Gemma ruined her life). But people don’t hold grudges forever. Do they? Gemma intends on making amends, but a small case of mistaken identity causes the people she knew years ago–including Hallie and her dreamy brother Josh–to believe she’s someone else. As though the summer wasn’t complicated enough already. Can Gemma keep up the charade? Or will she be found out by the very people she’s been hiding from?
Okay if anyone has seen Cruel Intentions (yes the movie with Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe) this book is very much like that. I love the title and was really eager to read this, but it was difficult for me to enjoy. I felt the plot dragged on way too much and it slowed down the pace of the book. It seemed a little unrealistic sometimes, the mistaken identity plot line specifically. Furthermore, Hallie really annoyed me, especially in the end, I don’t know how anyone could be so cruel, but that shows Finn’s writing is really good! (Also note Katie Finn is the pen name for Morgan Matson). This is the first of a series. 2.5/5 stars.
Published: 2014, 339 pages.