Reviews of Break This House

peyton2170
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Nov 05 2022 – 08:02 PM

Yuh

Years ago, Yaminah Okar departed from Obsidian and the ruins of her family. In Brooklyn, she and...

lifeofsai
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Sep 26 2022 – 02:32 PM

Not expecting that!

I was not expecting this book to turn out as a compelling read but here we are teary-eyed as we...

elena l.
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Sep 17 2022 – 01:44 AM

Some readers would enjoy

"Yaminah Okar left Obsidian and the wreckage of her family years ago. She and her father have...

provin
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Aug 12 2022 – 01:53 PM

Fierce

The thing I love the most about Break This House by Candice Iloh is the strong female characters...

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Aug 12 2022 – 11:39 AM

Great read!

Yaminah Okay is a teenager living with her father in the big city (NYC). She moved there after...

tashareads
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Aug 08 2022 – 04:31 PM

Told Straight

I was drawn to this author after checking out her debut, Every Body Looking, which won a Printz...

algray
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Aug 04 2022 – 12:06 PM

Break and rebuild

The narrative voice in this book is so strong, Yaminah really comes to life and welcomes readers...

mariah
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Aug 01 2022 – 06:03 PM

Enjoyable Read

CONTENT WARNING: grief, death of a parent It has been years since Yaminah Okar left Obsidian...

miranda2515
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Jul 24 2022 – 07:50 PM

different

To be honest at first I struggled and had to keep going back and rereading what was said because...

shradha rawat
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Jul 15 2022 – 05:37 PM

A Story of Grief

"Break This House" is a realistic story about grief, even for those family members you thought...

veye
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Jun 20 2022 – 12:08 PM

Currently relevant

Based on the blurb alone I wasn't sure if this book was something that would keep my interest....

kfin
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Jun 06 2022 – 08:02 PM

Emotional and moving!

Minah is a very strong character and I really enjoyed reading her story. Break this House is a...

foreverinastory
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Jun 01 2022 – 02:35 PM

Reflective!!

Reflective like Iloh's debut, but in a different way. I claimed a copy of Break This House by...

allysteinke
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Jun 01 2022 – 02:20 AM

Good Book!

Author Candice Iloh did a really great job with this book, this was my first read by this author,...

jamie
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May 31 2022 – 10:36 AM

Quite authentic

Candice Iloh certainly has a way with dialog and dialect!! Break This House is about a sixteen...

cxsimp
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May 30 2022 – 10:56 PM

Growing up

Yaminah learns that not everything is what you think it is. She’s living in Brooklyn with her...

thelibrarywasbooked
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May 26 2022 – 11:54 AM

Not For Me

People process grief in different ways but there seems to be one common denominator - it is not a...

melaniereadsbooks
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May 25 2022 – 12:51 PM

Poignant

Thank you to BookishFirst and Penguin Teen for a finished copy of this book. I loved Candice...

amnaal
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May 25 2022 – 11:40 AM

I loved this book

My emotions were riding a rollercoaster while a read this book. I was mixed with laughter, cries,...

pinkjamie
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May 25 2022 – 02:23 AM

Grief explored...

Break This House follows Minah as she returns to her childhood home after the death of her...

jetta
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May 24 2022 – 01:07 PM

A fantastic contemporary novel!!

OMG!!!! Thank you, thank you BookishFirst for giving me an opportunity to read this...

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