Breaking Up Is Hard To Do was a great sequel to The Miracle Girls. It was told from Christine's point of view, which was refreshing. I wasn't a fan of Ana so Christine's voice suited me much better. Christine's family issues allowed for more of a plot. Her dad's impending remarriage following her mother's death was the main focal point that the story revolved around. It was interesting to see how she dealt with the grief from the loss of her mom, her frustration with her friends, confusion with boys, and anger at her dad. It was nice to see that she escaped from the world by creating art.
I had a much easier time getting into this novel than I did the first in the series. The characters seemed more likeable in this point of view, not to mention realistic. The pace was quicker and there were more things going on to keep your attention. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do was a great improvement from The Miracle Girls. I can't wait to see what Dayton and Vanderbilt have in store for the third installment in the series, A Little Help From My Friends, which will be released October 15, 2009.
4 out of 5 stars
I recommend this book if you:
-enjoyed the first two books in the series
-liked the It's All About Me series by Shelley Adina
-liked the Sweet Seasons series by Debbie Viguie
-liked the Carter House Girls series by Melody Carlson
-are a Christian
-like contemporary Christian fiction