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Orca Soundings
The Unbroken Hearts Club
By (author): Brooke Carter
9781459820616 Paperback, Trade English Young Adult : Grade (CAN) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 8 - 12, Reading age from 12 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings Jan 29, 2019
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.44 in 160 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
Logan wishes she could feel something. Anything.

Ever since her mom died of Huntington's disease, Logan has been in a permanent state of neutral. Her dad has been depressed and lonely, but Logan is . . . something else. So much so that she doesn't even see that her best friend, Cole, is head over heels in love with her.

To make matters worse, Logan's dad is now hosting a bereavement group in their basement. That was Logan's place to escape; it's where she keeps her darkroom and where she and Cole indulge their mutual love of cinema and black-and-white photography. But Logan agrees to help her dad out with these sad "Broken Hearts Club" meetings, unaware of the effect the group will have on her as she struggles to find meaning in her life.

Brooke Carter earned her MFA in creative writing at UBC and lives with her family in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. For more information, visit brookecarter.com.

Key Selling Points

A heartfelt romance about a young woman who is too distracted by her father's grief and her own apathy to notice her best friend is head-over-heels in love with her.

Themes of grieving the loss of a family member, group therapy, first love.

Brooke's previous novels have been well-received for their romance element.

Orca Soundings are written in accessible language for teens who are struggling or undiscovered readers.

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"Tackles serious topics with sincerity…An appealing choice for reluctant readers who enjoy romance and realistic fiction." - Kirkus Reviews

"Recommend The Unbroken Hearts Club to readers who enjoy realistic fiction. The plotline moves quickly…The descriptive sections are well done." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Readers will be enticed by the edgy theme and compelling story…multidimensional characters and briskly paced plot." - School Library Journal

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