First Impressions of Break This House

allthebestbooks
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Mar 28 2022 – 11:59 PM

Moving

I was sucked into this story right away — the characters and their problems feel so real and...

tmbooks
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Mar 28 2022 – 11:57 PM

Heartfelt Story

What a heartfelt and moving story! Just from the first few pages, the author managed to make me...

meganreadsandwrites
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Mar 28 2022 – 11:08 PM

Tried Too Hard

The verbiage used is definitely someone trying to be "young" and "hip" - it seems so forced and...

merwinn2
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Mar 28 2022 – 10:59 PM

Sounds interesting

This sounds like it would be a great book to read. I usually like books close to this so I think...

sassycat
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Mar 28 2022 – 09:59 PM

Sounds great!

I love a good family drama and this one sounds like it would be a wonderful read. I love a book...

elhein
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Mar 28 2022 – 09:47 PM

Complex

I have not read this author's previous work but it is clear that there is a complex story written...

woodslesbian
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Mar 28 2022 – 09:46 PM

Strong Start

What strikes me most about this excerpt is how convincingly Minah feels like a teenager, with a...

littlecornerreads
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Mar 28 2022 – 09:40 PM

Intriguing

"The truth is I wrote this book to say the things I’m not supposed to say. I wanted to tell a...

jklmnatom
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Mar 28 2022 – 09:18 PM

It wasn't working.

I think the premise and message are super meaningful, but the writing just left me unable to...

weeziel
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Mar 28 2022 – 08:38 PM

I didn't love it

I've never read anything by Candice Iloh before. And I didn't love Break This House. I found it...

kayla.keefer
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Mar 28 2022 – 08:12 PM

Intense

Wow this book is something. It’s very intense that what came to mind when I read the first couple...

mandy1818
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Mar 28 2022 – 07:01 PM

Powerful

My first thoughts after reading the first look are that this novel is an extremely powerful piece...

slanea01
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Mar 28 2022 – 06:04 PM

I Like It

My favorite genre is Young Adult so this synopsis is everything. I would love to see how Yaminah...

elizzzard
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Mar 28 2022 – 06:04 PM

Important read

This seems like it would be a great book to have in a classroom or school library. I like the...

dinodrag
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Mar 28 2022 – 05:31 PM

Sounds Interesting

I don't read a lot of Young Adult books and tend to avoid the genre but this particular book does...

toboticus
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Mar 28 2022 – 03:28 PM

Heavy start

The author's note at the beginning warns the reader of a tough read ahead. And we certainly get a...

sporkiness
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Mar 28 2022 – 10:24 AM

It was okay

The book starts with the main character, Minah, finding out that her estranged mother died after...

themomwithabook
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Mar 28 2022 – 09:41 AM

Deep and Real

Break This House doesn't hold back and it's wonderfully written. The Authors Note, also a...

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