The Summer of Broken Things

The Summer of Broken Things

Fourteen-year-old Avery Armisted is athletic, rich, and pretty. Sixteen-year-old Kayla Butts is known as “butt-girl” at school. The two girls were friends as little kids, but that’s ancient history now. So it’s a huge surprise when Avery’s father offers to bring Kayla along on a summer trip to Spain. Avery is horrified that her father thinks he can choose her friends—and make her miss soccer camp. Kayla struggles just to imagine leaving the confines of her small town.

But in Spain, the two uncover a secret their families had hidden from both of them their entire lives. Maybe the girls can put aside their differences and work through it together. Or maybe the lies and betrayal will only push them—and their families—farther apart.

Title:The Summer of Broken Things
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781481417648
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About Margaret Peterson Haddix

Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) with degrees in English/journalism, English/creative writing and history. Before her first book was published, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danvil


    The Summer of Broken Things Reviews

  • Kathy

    This is not my typical genre. I rarely read YA books unless they have romance in them. The Summer of Broken Things is more of a coming of age family drama. The main characters are fourteen and sixteen...

  • kazually

    i really liked this book. through the beginning and the middle of the book, it was kinda repetitive, but i loved the ending. i liked how Kayla and Avery's relationship suddenly transitioned into a rea...

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)

    3.5 StarsI was very intrigued by The Summer of Broken Things when I first heard of it, especially since it is set in beautiful Spain. It is a story about family secrets, and it contains two main chara...

  • PinkAmy loves  \u0026#x1f495; books\u0026#x1f4d6;, cats\u0026#x1f63b; and naps\u0026#x1f6cf;

    4.5 STARSAvery can’t believe her father is dragging her to Spain for the summer with Kayla, a girl she knew as a child. Kayla, grateful for the opportunity to escape her rural town, comatose father ...

  • Sara (sarabara081)

    You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books.The Summer of Broken Things is just that, a story about two girls whose worlds seem to collide and fall apart while on summer vacation together, and...

  • Laurie ? The Baking Bookworm

    The Summer of Broken Things is a coming of age/family drama about two very different teen girls who are forced to spend the summer together in Spain. The descriptions of Spain will transport readers t...

  • Kassie

    *i was sent this book in exchange for an honest review.*I gotta say, i had a lot of issues with this book. The fat rep felt ... not great and I’d love to hear more opinions on that if you’ve read ...

  • Aryana Parmar

    Wow, this was a really really really good book! I loved how much the characters changed. I mean, I could tell from the beginning that obviously the characters were going to change a little bit at leas...

  • Jennifer

    The Summer of Broken Things is a Young Adult book that I would classify as realistic fiction. This is my first book by this author.This book is quite different from most YA books that I read. The main...

  • Dreaday

    Ugggghhhhh MPH, you are so much better than this! Both characters are such cliches, it hurt to read. The Spoiled Teen was incredibly unlikeable and the Country Teen was just cringeworthy.I love twists...