Genres: Young Adult
Author: Meg Leder
Publication Year: June 7th 2016
Reading from: hardcover from Library
Rating: 😍5 stars
If You liked this…Anna And the French Kiss, Love And Gelato, Wanderlost, and Girl Against the Universe YOU WILL LOVE THIS
Summary From Goodreads:
In this ode to all the things we gain and lose and gain again, seventeen-year-old Penelope Marx curates her own mini-museum to deal with all the heartbreaks of love, friendship, and growing up.
Welcome to the Museum of Heartbreak.
Well, actually, to Penelope Marx’s personal museum. The one she creates after coming face to face with the devastating, lonely-making butt-kicking phenomenon known as heartbreak.
Heartbreak comes in all forms: There’s Keats, the charmingly handsome new guy who couldn’t be more perfect for her. There’s possibly the worst person in the world, Cherisse, whose mission in life is to make Penelope miserable. There’s Penelope’s increasingly distant best friend Audrey. And then there’s Penelope’s other best friend, the equal-parts-infuriating-and-yet-somehow-amazing Eph, who has been all kinds of confusing lately.
But sometimes the biggest heartbreak of all is learning to let go of that wondrous time before you ever knew things could be broken.
So Penelope has some great friends, and she really loves books, movies and is swoon for romances. She wants her own happily ever after. But the suddenly Pen’s life starts changing, her friends are starting to get new friends and perhaps distance themselves. She also gets a crush on the new guy, but he happens to be even more mysterious and strange. This book deals with Penelope dealing with various heartbreaks, different levels of heartbreak all being completely different. The heartbreak from a crush, the heartbreak of being replaced as a friend and being distanced off from your friends. Everyone around her is changing but is she ready? Or does she actually want to grow up?
Okay so basically this book is just FREAKING CUTE.. I read this in one sitting(I have been doing that quite often lately). This book stole my heart and then made me fall in love again. I felt such a connection with the characters, it was so unbelievable. It got the fears of growing up, and the different types of heartbreak it such perfect awe. Hands Down for writing one of the best friendships i have read in YA.
The Museum Of Heartbreak should be called the museum of feels, it honestly made me want to tear up once and twice.
I loved the characters, especially I LOVED EPHRAIM. HE’S SUCH A CINNAMON ROLL. He made me feel blush, and he’s such a heart breaker. I’m not even kidding, I LOVED HIM. hE IS INCREDIBLY LOYAL TO PEN, AND JUST SO AMAZING. Pen and him have been friends since 1st grade, practically inseparable. He’s just so FREAKING CUTE. YOU COULD TELL HE LOVED PEN, IT WAS JUST DROPPED SUBTLY BUT IT WAS FREAKING AMAZING. Their bonding over museums and dinosaurs. GOSH SO CUTE.
And there’s also Keats:
The writing was okay, not the biggest pull factor but the characters, and the romance pull you into the story.
Overall this book was charming, and such an amazing read. Oddly gives you the jitters, and just makes so so cute.