Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Field Guide For Heartbreakers

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A Field Guide for Heartbreakers

Kristen Tracy



June 2010

FTC: I received this from the publisher with the understanding that I would provide an honest review for no compensation.

Characters 15/20

Plot 15/20

Setting 20/20

Cover 20/20

Ending 15/20

Total grade: 85% B

Total rating: 14+


Best friends Dessy and Veronica arrive in Europe with wildly different plans. Dessy hopes to heal her newly broken heart by diving into the creative writing workshop that brought the girls to Prague. Veronica's plan, meanwhile, is to conquer as many hot-dudes as possible in one month--and help Dessy recycle her heart in the process. Her method:

- Dress like you are the party.

- Explore the terrain. (Moderate stalking is totally allowed.)

- Be adventurous. And that means being prepared to hide in your suitcase.

- Ask questions that make your hot-dude feel smart.

- Gloss early, gloss often, and bring bum. Because a kiss can happen when you least expect it!

At first, Veronica's plan is working so well that Dessy thinks she might be a love genius. But soon it's clear that Operation Maneater has a few holes. Like its failure to anticipate crazy mixed signals--and worse, its mysterious tendency to plague a friendship with secrets and lies.

Well, no one ever said breaking hearts was a simple craft....

My Thoughts:

I adore the cover of this book. It is super cute and fun. Upon beginning to read this book I was surprised with the slow start. It was not what I was hoping or expecting to find. It took too long to really pick up, which messed up the plot for me. I felt kind of off and on about the characters. Sometimes I really liked them and others they were kind of blah. The romance in this book was super fun though. When things got moving it was much better. I recommend that all my chick-lit readers pick up a copy and head to the beach, or pool, or even the backyard.


  1. Teardrops on my Guitar (Taylor Swift)
  2. Solo (IYAZ)
  3. Forever & Always (Taylor Swift)
  4. Summer Boy (Lady Gaga)
  5. Picture to Burn (Taylor Swift)


Anonymous said...

I previously read Lost It by this author and was kind of underwhelmed by it. Still, I'd definitely give her other books a try. This one looks and sounds super fun and cute.

jenny wilson said...

i love the front cover the icecream looks yummyx

The Book Owl said...

Michelle said it exactly. I was underwhelmed by this. I jsut thought it was okay. Glad you liked it more than I did, though.

Jane said...

I feel like this is one of those books that has the cute cover that will totally draw me in, but as soon as I get started reading it, I'll think of it as a waste of time.

I did read Lost It by Kristen Tracy, but I didn't like that one much either. I might read this just because it seems good, but I won't be surprised if it disappoints me.