Teens and adults alike will adore 11 Paper Hearts. This fast-paced, highly entertaining romance is the light-hearted read we all need right now. Ella, our teenage heroine, will grow on readers. Ella is determined to remember her past and she initially comes across as passive and adrift. As the story unfolds, Ella’s character develops into a strong woman who is able to navigate tricky relationships between her sister, friends, ex-boyfriend, and new love. Readers will particularly cheer for Ella and her sister as they attempt to mend their ways. Many parts in the book are applicable to young adults, including standing up to friends, growing apart and finding oneself. In addition to romance, 11 Paper Hearts contains intrigue and comedy. While the novel has a few plot holes (where were the adults when all this was going down?), they didn’t keep me from finishing the book in one sitting. A fun read, particularly for any teenage reluctant readers.
Review of a Digital Advance Reading Copy received from the Publisher
Profanity/Language: 1 religious exclamation.
Violence/Gore: Car accident with injuries.
Sex/Nudity: Characters talk about kissing; several incidents of kissing on the lips and/or forehead; an incident of making-out and/or heavy kissing; a character accidently grabs an erotica novel off a shelf; teenage characters briefly shower together with swimsuits on; character sneaking out to be with boyfriend.
Mature Subject Matter:
Amnesia, car accident with injuries, PTSD, therapy, divorce, bullying.
Alcohol / Drug Use: