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Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things by Jacqueline Firkins
Young adult

Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things

Debut
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by Jacqueline Firkins

Quick take

Your modern retelling of Mansfield Park. Cue cute love interests, witty dialogue, and awfully difficult decisions.

Good to know

  • Romance

  • Fast read

  • Love triangle

  • Based on a classic

Why I love it

Take one part Jane Austen romance, two parts ‘90s teen movie decadence, add a generous splash of youthful introspection, shake it all up, and divide it into two tall, equally beautiful glasses: That’s my recipe for the sweet and sour cocktail that is Jacqueline Firkins’s debut YA contemporary novel, Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things.

Our heroine Edie Price has just moved to her aunt a...

Synopsis

Mansfield, Massachusetts is the last place seventeen-year-old Edie Price wants to spend her final summer before college. It’s the home of wealthy suburbanites and prima donnas like Edie’s cousins, who are determined to distract her from her mother’s death with cute boys and Cinderella-style makeovers. Edie has her own plans, and they don’t include a prince charming.

But as Edie dives into schoolw...

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