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Young adult

The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World

by Amy Reed

Quick take

An unlikely friendship between a girl who always sees the glass as half empty and a boy who sees it as half full.

Good to know

  • 400+ pages

  • Multiple viewpoints

  • Quirky

  • Magical

Why I love it

Summer means kicking back and taking a chance on something new. If you’re the kind of person who mostly enjoys romance or contemporary fiction, take a risk on this madcap story that brings the best of both worlds, with a dash of fantasy thrown in. Billy isn’t exactly the most popular kid in school. He’s literally from the wrong side of the tracks, basically doesn’t have parents, and always says e...

Synopsis

Billy Sloat and Lydia Lemon don’t have much in common, unless you count growing up on the same (wrong) side of the tracks, the lack of a mother, and a persistent loneliness that has inspired creative coping mechanisms.

When the lives of these two loners are thrust together, Lydia’s cynicism is met with Billy’s sincere optimism, and both begin to question their own outlook on life. On top of that,...

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