Review: Other Breakable Things

other breakable thingsFor those of you who enjoyed Me Before You…


According to Japanese legend, folding a thousand paper cranes will grant you healing.

Evelyn Abel will fold two thousand if it will bring Luc back to her.

Luc Argent has always been intimately acquainted with death. After a car crash got him a second chance at life—via someone else’s transplanted heart—he tried to embrace it. He truly did. But he always knew death could be right around the corner again.

And now it is.

Sick of hospitals and tired of transplants, Luc is ready to let his failing heart give out, ready to give up. A road trip to Oregon—where death with dignity is legal—is his answer. But along for the ride is his best friend, Evelyn.

And she’s not giving up so easily.

A thousand miles, a handful of roadside attractions, and one life-altering kiss later, Evelyn’s fallen, and Luc’s heart is full. But is it enough to save him? Evelyn’s betting her heart, her life, that it can be.

Right down to the thousandth paper crane.

Length: 306 Pages

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Release Date: April 4, 2017


kelley authorKelley was born and raised in Sacramento, California. It’s there that she still resides with her wife and daughter, in addition to two dogs and way too many cats. She’s a sucker for dark fiction, animals, video games, and horror.



If you want a story that makes you cry, this book is for you. If you liked Me Before You, this book may be for you. But for me, because I enjoyed Me Before You, I struggled a bit with this novel.

If you read the summary, you know the book has a very similar plot. A girl falls for a boy, and vice versa, but the girl discovers the boy is planning on taking his own life because of an illness. The girl thinks if she can show the boy that life is still worth living, that she can change his mind. Sound familiar? This is basically a YA version and I was often distracted by the similarities.

Regardless, Other Breakable Things was well-written and I enjoyed reading it. It’s a stirring story of what makes life worth living as it follows two teens on a road-trip meant to distract them from reality. At least, that’s what it starts off as for Evelyn. For Luc, it’s a journey he doesn’t intend to come back from. But it isn’t just Luc who has his struggles, Evelyn has her own demons and fears to overcome. And together, it turns out, they are stronger than alone.

I felt the characters were well-developed, the story was gripping, and I was surprisingly satisfied with the ending (I was worried about that).

Despite my personal biases, I enjoyed Other Breakable Things and am giving it 4 out of 5 Stars.


Other Breakable Things is available both digitally and in paperback. You can read more reviews and/or purchase it by clicking on the image below. Happy Reading!!!


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