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Unbreakable

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  194 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews

From their earliest years, five very different girls were as close as sisters—sharing everything, even secrets and lies—until their friendship and their lives were ripped apart by a devastating act of betrayal from one of their own.

Twenty years have gone by, and one woman has more cause to regret her estrangement from the group than the rest. An old promise leads to a reun
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Paperback, 232 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Spinsters Ink
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Megzz
Why did I wait so long to read this?

This is an amazing story of friendship and true love. Of betrayal and forgiveness. And whatever else makes life what it is.. difficult, but beautiful.
Despite what the blurb says, Unbreakable is undoubtedly centered on the lesbian romance. So if you're looking for a love story, don't write this off your list!

Lots of feelings. Amazing characterisation. Exciting plot. Great narration switching back and forth between past and present so that you're hooked until th
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Julia
Female friendships really are the best thing ever. This book was delightful, not only because of how great the characters were, but also the plot and all its twists and turns that felt organic and kept the story interesting from beginning to end. I loved how well the story alternated between present and flashbacks, with the flashback stories slowly leading up to the fallout as Jacie and Nina's love grew with them.

But the characters! The dynamics between them were amazing, especially Audrey and K
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Bib
Dec 23, 2015 Bib rated it it was amazing
Works by this author is a guaranteed good read! I loved the part where Nina helped Jacie eat the brussels sprouts, it is only later that readers learnt that Nina hated the vegetable but would eat it for people she love. It is so sweet! Book covers of Hard Times and Unbreakable looks really similar, thrown me off a little.
Eva
Aug 31, 2015 Eva rated it it was ok
I feel bad for giving this book only 2 stars, but the rating is mostly due to the disappointment that comes from a good story that is not able to meet expectations.

This story is very well written, the characters are complex, and very well portraied. The constant flashbacks, although unnecessary, were well intertwined. The love story is real sweet, and credible (at least as regards on how and why they fall in love), and the subject of long lasting friendships is depicted beautifully, without avo
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YC
Jul 15, 2015 YC rated it it was amazing
Shelves: all-time-favs
WOAH!Just woah!

I have been laughing, crying, laughing, crying, laughing and then crying again throughout the entire book. Yes, there's a very sweet romance in it, a love that have lasted throughout the years despite the painful memories. But most importantly, what makes this book truly special is the heart warming friendship these 5 characters share. I love how the Blayne alternates the past and the future, and having different perspectives from each character in different chapters. And yes, Bla
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Kathryn
May 22, 2015 Kathryn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED this book. It has a little bit of everything...nostalgia, friendship, jealousy, love, lust, violence, blackmail and finally forgiveness. Places that were laugh-out-loud funny as well as places that left me with a lump in my throat. This book is now in my top two favorite books.

Five friends meet in grade school and become best friends and start a club together. They know each other better than anyone else in the world. But suddenly something comes between them, something devastating and i
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Amgirl
Oct 29, 2015 Amgirl rated it really liked it
Bylo to vtipné i dojemné (někdy i najednou :)). Blayne se opět povedlo to, co u dalších jejích knížek, které jsem četla.. dvě střídající se dějové/časové linie, kdy se pokaždé na začátku kapitoly těšíte na tu druhou linii a než kapitolu dočtete, už se zase těšíte na tu první :) a tak pořád dokola :) jo, budu ji určitě číst dál :)
Morgan
Sep 15, 2015 Morgan rated it really liked it
I'm being a little lenient in my rating, giving an extra star based upon such great characters and actual character development. This reminded me a lot of the movie Now & Then, revolving around a friendship of five young girls, traveling back and forth in time to tell the story of how their friendship started, ended, and possibly will be rekindled. However, as is the case with many of these groups of friends stories, there is one character in particular who you just have to wonder why the ot ...more
N. N.
Jul 02, 2013 N. N. rated it liked it
Shelves: lesbian
This book has enough twists and turns to keep things interesting the whole way through (I actually said "whoa" out loud at the end of chapter 9). It's a light, entertaining read, despite dealing with some heavy drama, and if you love stories with multiple viewpoints, you'll probably have a good time with it. Cooper's tendency toward melodrama rears its ugly head a few times, which is the only reason I didn't give the book a 4.
Merredith
Jun 28, 2012 Merredith rated it liked it
This book was a bit hallmark for me, but not bad. It's about five girls who decide to become friends in third grade and now, as they're approaching 40, are not. You don't know why, and the POV switches between the women, with flashes back to important points in time of the group of them. I love books that jump back and forth in time. We don't know why these glued to the hip friends broke up about 20 years ago till the end, which i won't give away, but the book gathers them to hash things out. So ...more
Olivia
Jan 31, 2016 Olivia rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
The quality of the writing surprised me, as did the nuance with which all the various subject matters with written. This is not just a straightforward romance, but the story of five childhood friends who are forced to deal with terrible situations and bad choices. It's heavy at points, but I really loved the vignettes of the girls' childhood times. It's filled the lightness and fun, and sets up their relationships excellently for the events to happen ahead. Their individual personalities shone t ...more
poppp
Sep 15, 2015 poppp rated it really liked it
I gave it 4 stars because I really liked the characters and their friendship with each other. Having said that, I wished there was more. I wanted more of their growing up stories, I wanted to know more about what happened to each of them after the weekend.
Cheri
Jan 18, 2015 Cheri rated it really liked it
Shelves: reread, romance, lgbtq
I just love this story. Even though it has POV issues and ebook formatting issues, it's still one of my fave romances.
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Blayne Cooper has also written under the pen name Advocate. She is the Royal Academy of Bards 2005 Hall of Fame Author and a recipient of the 2014 Academy of Bards Lifetime Achievement Award.
Born in Northern California in January 1969, Blayne Cooper is the best-selling author of a variety of fiction ranging from mystery/romance to outrageous parody. With each novel she tackles a new personal writi
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“When we were kids and would play hide and seek you found me before anyone else. Always. I thought you were magic."
"No magic, Nina. You were the only one I ever looked for.”
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