Review: The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder

Posted July 25, 2016 in review / 1 Comment

Review: The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg LederThe Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder
Published by Simon Pulse on June 7th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 256
Source: Edelweiss
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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.

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Reaction upon finishing this book at 1am:

Ah, the feels of reading a beautiful, beautiful book. I have to admit that I was surprised by The Museum of Heartbreak. I expected myself to be sobbing my heart out, with all the heartbreaks and feels and whatnot. But instead, The Museum of Heartbreak broke my heart in a totally, beautiful way that left me speechless (and a little bit teary).

The main character, Penelope, showed us the different kinds of heartbreak that one can feel in a lifetime, and not all of them have to be pertaining to losing someone. Penelope was all innocence, and I kinda love that about her. I love that she doesn’t know how a kiss feels like, that she still have innocent crushes and I love the fact that she is completely oblivious to the fact that her guy best friend is freakin’ hot.

I honestly don’t know how to write this review without giving away the rest of the story, but this book was gorgeous. I mean, seriously gorgeous. And not just in terms of its cover, but basically the whole damn book. I just want to hug this book and twirl around the room, because that was how happy this book made me feel.

I love how the author explores not just romantic heartbreaks, but also friendship heartbreaks, family heartbreaks and even something simple as being-bullied-by-someone heartbreak. AND THE BEST PART ABOUT THIS BOOK? DINOSAURS. The Museum of Heartbreak definitely took me by surprise, because I never did expected it to be so beautiful and touching.

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Discrimination & What You Can Do To Prevent It

Discrimination & What You Can Do To Prevent It
Posted July 22, 2016 in Discussion / 0 Comments

Discrimination has been an issue in our society for many years now, and it saddens me with the advancement in technologies and social media, there’s still not much we can do about it. Or at least that’s what I’ve thought. But then I think again and I realize that there’s power in speaking out, in educating people about the different stereotypes that eventually lead to discrimination, and so I’m here to teach you guys what I have learnt about discrimination. What is discrimination? Discrimination is “the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of […]

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Once Upon An Author: Anita Grace Howard | Giveaway (INTL)

Once Upon An Author: Anita Grace Howard | Giveaway (INTL)
Posted July 21, 2016 in giveaway, Interview / 4 Comments

OKAY, so I have been planning this for months, but unfortunate circumstances came up and it delayed this amazing new feature that I have been planning on Once Upon A Story. Let me introduce you to….. Once Upon An Author is a new feature on the blog, which showcases an author every month. It could be pertaining to anything, from interview questions, to silly games. This feature hopes to let introduce more books and authors to the readers out there! Yep, that’s right! The first author to be featured is Anita Grace Howard, who is famously known for her Splintered […]

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Review: Miss Mayhem (Rebel Belle #2) by Rachel Hawkins

Review: Miss Mayhem (Rebel Belle #2) by Rachel Hawkins
Posted July 20, 2016 in review / 0 Comments

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SST July: Signs of You by Emily France | Review + Giveaway

SST July: Signs of You by Emily France | Review + Giveaway
Posted July 10, 2016 in review / 0 Comments

Signs of You completely took me by surprise. It was raw, surreal and wow, magic. Just magic. I’m not sure if this book is under fantasy genre, but for some reason, I don’t think it fits in that genre. It seemed too real to be categorized as just fantasy. Sidenote: This book is not under fantasy, I just checked. This book was amazing and beautiful, and it lets us look at grief in a completely different way. Even though I did not bawled my eyes out, I felt like this book just ripped my heart out open. I have a feeling […]