Release Date: 7th June 2016
Edition: UK paperback, review copy
Penelope is sixteen and has never been in love. So when handsome, charming Keats sweeps her off her feet, she can't believe her luck.
But then comes the gut-wrenching, soul-destroying realisation that happy endings don’t always last forever. Suffering from a broken heart, Penelope creates the Museum of Heartbreak, a collection of objects documenting the elation and devastation of first love, friendship and growing up.
Sometimes letting go of the past is the only way to find your future…
Meg Leder’s The Museum of Heartbreak is a cute, fun and easy read to pass a rainy afternoon.
This novel is chock full of pop culture references! I always love coming across references to bands, books, films, shows and everything else as I read. I mean, it can age a book in the years to come, but it’s so fun to come across when the references are current.
Sometimes The Museum of Heartbreak felt a little predictable, but it was so easily enjoyable to read that I ended up not really minding at all! Pen, Eph, Audrey and Keats are easy to love (and dislike) and I enjoyed the ups and downs of their relationships as they got closer and drifted apart and everything changed for them. They’re all flawed, genuine and authentic, even if their paths were a tad obvious at times.
Leder’s debut is thoroughly enjoyable and I'm looking forward to reading more from her.
Thanks to Scholastic and Faye Rogers PR for the review copy.