Broken Soup

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When the good-looking boy with the American accent presses the dropped negative into Rowan's hand, she's sure it's all a big mistake. But next moment he's gone, lost in the crowd of bustling shoppers. Who was the boy? Why was he so insistent that the negative belonged to Rowan?

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About the Author:

Jenny Valentine moved house every two years when she was growing up. She has just moved house again, probably not for the last time. She worked in a wholefood shop in Primrose Hill for fifteen years where she met many extraordinary people and sold more organic loaves than there are words in her first novel, Finding Violet Park. She has also worked as a teaching assistant and a jewellery maker. She studied English Literature at Goldsmiths College, which almost put her off reading but not quite.Jenny is married to a singer/songwriter and has two children.

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"This is rich, satisfying storytelling, indeed." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"[A] warm, graceful first person narrative.readers will stick by Rowan as she builds sustaining new relationships." -- Horn Book Magazine

Completely gorgeous. A tremendously sympathetic and engaging central character and huge dollops of intense love and pain. This book has it all. --www.thebookbag.co.uk

Most enjoyable: a life-affirming, witty, romantic read, about freedom, responsibility and love. --Sunday Times (London)

[A] warm, graceful first person narrative readers will stick by Rowan as she builds sustaining new relationships. --Horn Book Magazine

Give this poignant, rewarding story to teens who need books dealing with grief who crave romance amid tragedy and hardship. --School Library Journal

This is rich, satisfying storytelling, indeed. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The story is delicately written. A solid tale of what it takes to grow up and how to ask for help. --Publishers Weekly

The language is simple, but its crafting is deft and emotional. Rowan herself is a believable blend of heroic and desperate, and the book is particularly perceptive. --Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books (starred review)

"The language is simple, but its crafting is deft and emotional. Rowan herself is a believable blend of heroic and desperate, and the book is particularly perceptive."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

"Give this poignant, rewarding story to teens who need books dealing with grief who crave romance amid tragedy and hardship."--School Library Journal

"The story is delicately written. A solid tale of what it takes to grow up and how to ask for help."--Publishers Weekly

"Most enjoyable: a life-affirming, witty, romantic read, about freedom, responsibility and love."--Sunday Times (London)

"Completely gorgeous. A tremendously sympathetic and engaging central character and huge dollops of intense love and pain. This book has it all."--www.thebookbag.co.uk

"[A] warm, graceful first person narrative...readers will stick by Rowan as she builds sustaining new relationships."--Horn Book Magazine

"This is rich, satisfying storytelling, indeed."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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