Breaking Beautiful is the story of a girl who survives the accident that kills her (abusive) boyfriend and it's something that she never wants to think about again. Unfortunately, the case has been reopened and the detective in charge of the case wants to know what happened that night... all of it. With the help of her best friend, her family, and time, Allie will eventually face what happened that night.
I can't even begin to tell you how important Blake is to the story. He's Allie's best friend and despite that, there are still things that she doesn't know about him--for instance, he's an artist and he likes her. I also really liked Allie's (slightly) younger brother (and twin), Andrew. He's extremely smart and he's tougher than everyone thinks--and he has cerebral palsy. There's also Caitlyn, who dresses in a somewhat eccentric manner, who you'll meet in Breaking Beautiful; she really is perfect for Andrew and I think that they're so cute together! And I know I haven't really mentioned Trip--the abusive ex-boyfriend--but trust me, you'll learn enough about him in Breaking Beautiful and the guy is just... ugh.
Breaking Beautiful is a story that grows on you, and although you might not like Allie initially, I promise that she'll grow on you--it just takes some time. Would I recommend Breaking Beautiful to you? Yes, if it seems like something that you're interested in reading.
Overall Rating: ★★★★ and a half.
Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 24, 2012
* Received for review via publisher and NetGalley.