The Summer of Broken Rules

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Teenager Meredith Fox faces discomfort in familiarity when she attends her cousin’s wedding following the tragic death of her sister, Claire. The wedding’s festivities include a game of assassin as a tribute to Claire. Meredith has her eyes on the prize, determined to win for her sister… until she gets distracted after allying herself with a groomsman. By focusing on neither one nor the other, Meredith is at risk of losing everything.

Over the course of a week, the chemistry between Meredith and her love interest, Wit, quickly snowballs into romance. The two work well together when they are able to move each other out of dark places and be each other’s guiding light. Both are extremely relatable and loveable characters whom I grew fond of. The book seamlessly weaves in the importance of family, and by the end, I felt like I had joined the Fox family and their traditions. The book veers away from being a traditional romance due to the fact that Meredith is dealing with grief and seeking comfort, reminding readers of the truth of fairy-tale romance.

Overall, The Summer of Broken Rules is a quick and easy read recommended for anyone who is looking for a lighthearted book sprinkled with elements of reality.

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Author K. L. Walther
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Sourcebooks Fire
Publish Date 01-Jun-2021
ISBN 9781728210292
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Issue July 2021
Category Young Adult