Review: Other Breakable Things

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20657470Other Breakable Things by Kelley York

| ASIN: B01LM0F3NA | Pages: 290 |
Publication Date: April 4, 2017 | Source: Entangled Publishing
| Rating: 3 out of 5 stars |  


According to Japanese legend, folding a thousand paper cranes will grant you healing.
Evelyn Abel will fold two thousand if it will bring Luc back to her.Luc Argent has always been intimately acquainted with death. After a car crash got him a second chance at life—via someone else’s transplanted heart—he tried to embrace it. He truly did. But he always knew death could be right around the corner again.And now it is.Sick of hospitals and tired of transplants, Luc is ready to let his failing heart give out, ready to give up. A road trip to Oregon—where death with dignity is legal—is his answer. But along for the ride is his best friend, Evelyn.And she’s not giving up so easily.A thousand miles, a handful of roadside attractions, and one life-altering kiss later, Evelyn’s fallen, and Luc’s heart is full. But is it enough to save him? Evelyn’s betting her heart, her life, that it can be.

Right down to the thousandth paper crane. 
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I haven't posted a book review in so long and it feels really weird, but I'm finally back. Let's start this off with a quick happy book birthday to Other Breakable Things as it's getting released today and if this catches your interest, be sure to click on the cover to get access to the Amazon link!

One of the primary things that drew me to Other Breakable Things was how simple the cover was. It's such a clean design and despite being so colorless, the cover just really stands out. From the summary, it sounds like a very heartbreaking story that will tug at your heartstrings till the very last page.

As I was going through the book, there were just so many elements that reminded me of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes from the incurable health condition to the desire to commit suicide through medicine. While the stories are definitely different in terms of age dynamic and the overall experience, I could not get that similarity out of my head and found myself making comparisons throughout the story.

Luc and Evelyn have such a wonderful relationship together and it was really endearing to see how they connected after so many years apart. Upon discovering Luc's condition and his plans, the way that Evelyn responded was surprisingly mature and seeing how much hope she placed in him and the power of something so simple as making a thousand cranes was so heart wrenching.

With the ending, I'll admit that I wish things ended differently and again, going back to the Me Before You similarities, I guess I just wanted something different. However, apart from all the similarities, Other Breakable Things was a decent story that was both fun and heartfelt to read.

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