Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things by Jacqueline Firkins audiobook

Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things

By Jacqueline Firkins
Read by Laura Knight Keating

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In this charming debut about first love and second chances, a young girl gets caught between the boy next door and a playboy. Mansfield, Massachusetts, is the last place that seventeen-year-old Edie Price wants to spend her final summer before college. It’s the home of wealthy suburbanites and prima donnas like Edie’s cousins, who are determined to distract her from her mother’s death with cute boys and Cinderella-style makeovers. Edie has her own plans, and they don’t include a prince charming. But as Edie dives into schoolwork and applying for college scholarships, she finds herself drawn to two Mansfield boys who start vying for her attention. First there’s Sebastian, Edie’s childhood friend and first love. He’s sweet and smart and already has a girlfriend. Then there’s Henry, the local bad boy and all-around player. He’s totally off limits, even if his kisses are chemically addictive. Both boys are trouble. Edie can’t help but get caught between them. Someone’s heart is going to break. Now she just has to make sure it isn’t hers.

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Summary

Summary

In this charming debut about first love and second chances, a young girl gets caught between the boy next door and a playboy.

Mansfield, Massachusetts, is the last place that seventeen-year-old Edie Price wants to spend her final summer before college. It’s the home of wealthy suburbanites and prima donnas like Edie’s cousins, who are determined to distract her from her mother’s death with cute boys and Cinderella-style makeovers. Edie has her own plans, and they don’t include a prince charming.

But as Edie dives into schoolwork and applying for college scholarships, she finds herself drawn to two Mansfield boys who start vying for her attention. First there’s Sebastian, Edie’s childhood friend and first love. He’s sweet and smart and already has a girlfriend. Then there’s Henry, the local bad boy and all-around player. He’s totally off limits, even if his kisses are chemically addictive.

Both boys are trouble. Edie can’t help but get caught between them. Someone’s heart is going to break. Now she just has to make sure it isn’t hers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The author shows skill in accurately portraying the conflicting needs and desires of a girl turning into a woman, both sexually and intellectually.” School Library Journal
“[Jane Austen] would no doubt approve of this retelling’s dreamy romance and sly social commentary. A sweet, gentle modernization of Jane Austen that packs a little subversive punch.” Kirkus Reviews
“[This retelling of Mansfield Park] winningly upholds the spirit of its source material. A well-fleshed-out secondary cast keeps this debut fresh.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Jacqueline Firkins

Author Bio: Jacqueline Firkins

Jacqueline Firkins is a playwright, screenwriter, and comics artist who’s been creating worlds and characters as a set and costume designer for the past twenty years. She’s on the fulltime faculty at the University of British Columbia where she also takes any writing class they’ll let her into. When not writing, drawing, or sewing, she can be found running by the ocean, listening to earnest love songs, and pretending her dog understands every word she says.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Romance
Runtime: 11.07
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English