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Broken

3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  68 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Ash Perrault can explain why she's so upset: her dad's fiance is moving into their house, her best friend Mouse is hiding a secret from her, she has detention on the school dance committee, and her relationship with her boyfriend, Seth, is confusing and often hurtful. But Ash can't explain why the glass around her keeps breaking without her touching it. Her power to break ...more
Paperback, 165 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Tradewind Books (first published October 1st 2008)
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Brooklyn Armstrong
May 19, 2014 Brooklyn Armstrong rated it it was amazing
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Absolutley amazing. A great love story family story for teens to read. I had so much to relate to while reading this
Samantha
Sep 07, 2009 Samantha rated it it was ok
Everyone has felt broken at one point in their lives, some more broken than others, but broken none the less. Ash Perrault has felt that way since her mother died, but now her world is changing and she has every reason to be angry.

Her father’s fiancee, Ella, is moving in, with her two daughters, Katie and Julia; Ash’s best friend, Mouse, is keeping a secret from her; and Seth, the guy she is “seeing,” is embarrassed to be seen with her. But on top of all that, she has the problem of glass breaki
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Kelly
Jul 06, 2009 Kelly rated it liked it
A great YA novel, full of teenage angst and frustration. When Ash's dad announces that his fiancée Ella and her two daughters Katie and Julia, were to be moving into their house it starts to cause an unusual reaction for Ash. Having a new step-mother and step-sisters after such a long time without her mother, Ash struggles to let them fit into her and her dad's life. It starts with little things, like Ella moving things around in the house, having to move in with a soon to be 13 year old step-si ...more
Sara
Apr 26, 2015 Sara rated it liked it
The book "Broken," by Alyxandra Harvey-Fitzhenry, was just something I pulled off the shelf from my local library being intrigued by the title. Questions filled my head when I saw it, so I tried it out. Basically Ash, the main character, is about to gain new family members, as her father wishes to remarry, but she doesn't want him to. She becomes, in a way, the problem child of the house, and feeling as though her mother's past presence is gradually disappearing she lets her feelings out in mosa ...more
Ealaindraoi
Aug 03, 2009 Ealaindraoi rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, 2009
A quick read with some depth to it! Ash is a modern day Cinderella with the new stepmother and stepsisters, except the problems of Ash and some of the other teens around her, don’t resemble anything found in fairy tales. This is a clever little book with a little Cinderella, a little modern era problems, a few understated messages about being true to yourself and a little mysterious paranormal type stuff happening. Ash is well developed as are all the teen characters, I especially loved Mouse! T ...more
Bonnie Ferrante
Oct 26, 2012 Bonnie Ferrante rated it liked it
Ash is a girl who is true to herself, but she still suffers from the cruelties of bullies. The boy she likes seems more concerned with how his former girlfriend is reacting than how Ash feels. Ash's father is remarrying and she will have siblings for the first time. The mother and older daughter are perfect, the younger daughter is a pest. Whenever Ash is upset glass breaks around her causing her to be blamed for violent acts. I felt this accidental talent was casually accepted and not used to i ...more
Tradewind Books
Mar 31, 2009 Tradewind Books rated it it was amazing
Ash Perrault can explain why she's so upset: her dad's fiancée is moving into their house, her best friend Mouse is hiding a secret from her, she has detention on the school dance committee, and her relationship with her boy friend, Seth, is confusing and often hurtful. But Ash can't explain why the glass around her keeps breaking without her touching it. Her power to break glass is not only eerie, it's dangerous.

This book was an engaging read and truly relatable. I recommend it to any teenager
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Dolores
Mar 12, 2016 Dolores rated it really liked it
A very quick and suck-you-in read, and not your typical paranormal romance. There's a bit more going on here. There's a young woman dealing with a newly-minted blended family-- including a neglectful father, and some self-esteem issues that along with her new home situation provide a catalysis for some poor choices and paranormal events.
Shawn Bird
Apr 19, 2012 Shawn Bird rated it liked it
Nicely paced, tight, an interesting premise, and a masterly use of dialogue. Sadly, at 164 pages there just isn't adequate space to give the necessary depth to the protagonist, Ash, and her issues. It was fine, but it felt like reading an after-school special. Too tidy, but a satisfactory quick read.
Janet
Aug 13, 2016 Janet rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
Another that has been on my shelf for a long time. Liked quite a bit but thought the ending was a little "to pat" and that a lot was left unresolved.
Samantha Walker
Jul 08, 2010 Samantha Walker rated it really liked it
Slow start but once your in it you can really relate to it :) Good book, especially for a quick read.
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Alyxandra Harvey lives in a stone Victorian house in Ontario, Canada with a few resident ghosts who are allowed to stay as long they keep company manners. She loves medieval dresses, used to be able to recite all of The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, and has been accused, more than once, of being born in the wrong century. She believes this t
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