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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (Miracle Girls #2)

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Ana, Christine, Riley, and Zoe have grown closer than ever over the past few months, but summer is over and it's time to put their friendship to the test.
It's been a little over a year since Christine Lee's mom passed away in a tragic car accident. Now her dad is engaged to Candace--"The Bimbo"--and Christine couldn't be less thrilled. When her attitude starts to take a t
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Published April 16th 2009 by FaithWords
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Jacob Proffitt
This book was harmed by the format setup for this series. I was glad that this book would feature Christine and her father getting remarried. The glimpses of Candace (the Bimbo) that we caught in the first book were intriguing as you could see that there was something of a disconnect between Christine's account of her and who she really is. Unfortunately, the emotional journey Christine needs to take isn't a long or particularly original one and spreading it out to take up a whole year of High S ...more
This series is really fun :)
Not much more to say now (which might be because I want to desperately read my other book now haha) but yeah, start the series when you get the chance!
"Breaking Up is Hard to Do" is a well-written young adult general fiction book. It's written in first person, present tense. It's also the second book in the series, but I didn't need to read first novel to understand what's going on in this one (though probably I would understand the girls' bond better if I had).

The characters were complex and engaging though not always likable (for example, Christine's to-be step-mom was perfect when relating to Christine, but Christine was spiteful toward her
Katrina Burchett
Christine Lee is a Sophomore in high school. This young lady has a love of art and she wants to be a famous painter one day. It's been a year since Christine Lee's mother died in an automobile accident and even though she no longer acts out by dyeing her hair bold colors she is still grieving. Christine's dad is about to marry Candace and the last thing Christine wants is for another woman to take her mother's place.

This is the second book in The Miracle Girls series. In the first book, Zoe was
Clockstein Lockstein
Breaking Up is Hard to Do by Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt is the second book in the Miracle Girls series. This volume focuses on Christine Lee, the rebel of the group with her thrift store wardrobe and nose ring. Christine is angry with her father for getting engaged just a year after her mother's tragic death in a car accident, so she's taking it out on stepmother-to-be Candace. She's struggling to deal with her mother's death along with the possible break-up of the Miracle Girls as each ha ...more
Jill Williamson
The Miracle Girls, Ana, Christine, Riley, and Zoe, grew closer than ever over the summer, but school is back in session and things are changing. Christine’s dad is still planning to marry Candace, even though it’s only been a year and a half since Christine’s mom died. Christine does everything in her power to break up the wedding. Unfortunately, what’s breaking up is the Miracle Girls. For some reason, they aren’t getting along. Are boys the problem or something deeper? Christine fights to keep ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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When we were first introduced to the Miracle Girls, they were just four unique and very different girls who all survived accidents that were deemed to be fatal. Because of a writing assignment, as fate would have it this unlikely group was brought together.

In the first novel, Ana was the narrator. Now it is up to Christine to captivate us with her woes in life.

Seen as the loner of the group, Christine has her own style and way
This was a wonderful story. I actually got tears in my eyes at the ending. Any book that makes me sniffle from happy tears is a good book. That means I cared enough to feel something for the characters. These authors did a great job pulling me into Christine's world. She was very much a typical teenager so their perspective from Christine's point of view was excellently done. Those heart-engaging endings are the kinds of endings I love seeing in inspirational books. One that offers hope and heal ...more
Cheryl Cunningham
Rollercoaster Ride

Well it was clear from beginning that this book was going to test the girls friendships. Liked seeing the girls mature through the book. My happiest moment was the Bloomingdales Wedding registry. I needed that laugh even if it was 10:30 p.m. The tears were flowing as Christine finally let her guard down on more than one occasion in the book. I am disappointed that the girl's Faith and relationship with the Lord wasn't brought in this book.
Minty McBunny
This was a solid follow up to the Miracle Girls, I liked the new perspective from Christine as the narrator. The outcome was obvious and I really don't get what happened with Andrew, but hopefully the next book will address this.

I think this is a good series for young teens, I like that it has a Christian angle without the spirituality being front and center. It is realistic that many teens are active in church groups without that being the defining aspect of their lives.
Venessaa ♡☮♫
Breaking Up is Hard to Do revolves around teenager Christine Lee whose mom passed away after a tragic accident a year ago. Everything would have been fine if his dad wasn't engaged to Candace- "the bimbo". But the wedding is fast approaching and Christine gets more annoyed- and bitter. Will they make it through the wedding as a family. Or would it be as disastrous as Christine imagined it?
Loved the story. Loved the ending. 5 stars! :))
Really loved it! I cried near the end of the book because I felt really bad for Christine! But things will hopefully turn out ok.
I liked how this book ended, mostly because she didn't get the guy, which probably makes me sound like a real jerk but whatever, i don't care what you think. I hate when books end where the girl gets the guy and then everything is so perfect and awesome because that isn't that way it is... Guys can't make you happy! Only God can bring you joy! That's what I believe anyways... :)
I cried reading this book-the ms. moore part... it was just so sad! :( I really liked the characters in this book and t
Soooooooooooo good!!!
I loved this book!!!!!!! I can connect so well with the characters in this series! I cried when she cried and I laughed when she laughed. all in all a really great book!
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do made an AMAZING addition to the Miracle Girls series. I loved seeing Christine's perspective and sometimes, I just wanted to get this girl to TELL PEOPLE HOW SHE FELT!!!! After reading several books where the main character changes very slowly, it was somewhat refreshing to see Christine have a specific turning point.
Mmm...even more subfantastic than the first book. There's just something not quite believable about these books for me. The storyline can seem rather disjointed at times, and the characters seem inconsistent. [For me] a quick and fairly mediocre read.
Mar 23, 2009 Nina rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: teenage girls
Recommended to Nina by: the publisher sent it to me
I loved it on my book cover it says: Advance reading copy not for sale to be published in paperback april 2009. its not released to the public yet!!! it is such a great book. i want to read #1: Miracle girls! (I started the series on #2)
I liked this book better than the first in the series. I felt for Christine and how alone she must be. It makes my distant parents seem not so bad! A good read and I'm glad things were looking up in the end.
Julie S.
Christine, the character in this book, is more likable than Ana, the one from the first one. Ana was kind of annoying in this book with her obsession over the grades competition. But overall, a good book.
Donna Velasco
I couldn't wait to read this book because the protagonist was an art freak like me. Somehow, I could picture all the artwork's she'd done. I totally connected with this book.
Was kinda disappointed, was a really cute story!! but it kind of took a step down....was expecting more but wasn't bad =/
Erica Handley
It isn't as good as the first miracle girls book but I really enjoyed it.
*Mrs. Brightside*
Wow, I liked the first book better..But it was still good!
Very good book! I loved it.
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