Monday, March 30, 2009

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt

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


  1. Love the covers of both! Colorful, simple, and flavorful!

  2. Great review! :)) I love your website too. I'll be popping in from time to time. Take care.

  3. I agree. The second book was better than the first. I'm looking forward to the third book, do you know who's perspective its told from?

  4. I just read Miracle Girls and thought it was quite good, so it's a cool coincidence you read this one. :) lol

  5. Cool! I'm very glad you liked the second book.

    Christine my favorite Miracle Girl, hands down.

  6. i just reviewed this book on my blog too! i really like their writing!