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Pieces of Love

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Sixteen year-old Alexis Hartman wants nothing more than to smoke pot and play guitar. Getting high and escaping into her music seem the perfect solution when her world is shattered by her sister's death. But when she’s arrested for possession a second time, life couldn’t get any more complicated. Her mother's breakdown is the final straw that forces Lexi to spend the summe ...more
Paperback, 289 pages
Published June 21st 2014 by PJ Sharon Books (first published June 8th 2014)
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Tahlia Newland
Jun 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
‘Pieces of Love’ by PJ Sharon is the story of a grief-stricken, grumpy and slightly wayward teen sent to her grandmothers for the summer to keep her out of trouble. Lexi has been busted twice for weed possession and her mother is in hospital due to a nervous breakdown, so her stepfather sends her off to give the couple time to get things on an even keel without having to worry about her.

Grandma decides to take Lexi on a cruise around the Mediterranean, and Lexi isn’t pleased about it, not only b
Beth  (YA Books Central)
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tiffanys-reviews
Tiffany's Review:

Great Read! Really makes you think about the choices in life. Alexis had lost her dad and sister way to early in life. Her mom was suffering from a mental breakdown and Alexis thought everything was her fault. When she got into trouble for the second time she was shipped off to spend the summer with her grandmother, Maddie. Maddie is full of life and living out her days in California. Lexi as only been with her grandmother for a few hours before she finds herself in trouble agai
books are love
Jun 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
When I began this book I did not like Alexis. I found her to be a shallow, uncaring selfish immature girl. A teenager like most but one who just wallowed in her own pity and self worth. She felt no one understood her, cared and all they wanted for her was what they wanted and didn't care what she wanted. Yes she was lashing out from guilt and pain but still she went to far. As the book went on though and Ethan (loove him love him did I say how much I love him) and Maddie were with her and helped ...more
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
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Pieces of Love by PJ Sharon

Lexi doesn't want to do much this summer but what she doesn't want to do is go on a cruise with her grandmother who she has hardly spent any time with. That is however what ends up happening. It doesn't take long for Lexi to meet another person around her age
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Pieces of love was very enjoyable read. This book is about love, loss, family, friends, death, living, and putting all the pieces of life together. This is a story about a girl finding her self. the book was very well. this is a story of a 16 year old girl Ali, who has had trauma early on in her life, and blames herself for a lot of things that she could have done that may or may not have lead to different results, in her min
Julie (Bookish.Intoxication)
I received this novel from NetGalley.

This novel is moving and confronting, it focuses on the losses and progression of a teenage girl and her family, her coping, and her formation of love.

The plot is original and the characters are relateable. The drugs storyline is almost pointless though and adds a level of something that isnt needed within the novel, it almost feels too much. that being said, this is a great little novel.
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Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ah, pieces of love. We all have them…sometimes they just don’t fit together right, and we think we’re broken.

That’s exactly how Ali feels. She is a teen staggering under the weight of guilt and grief, and despite going to therapy, she’s slightly spiraling out of control. Her second arrest for pot sets of a catastrophic event in her house, and her mother goes away and she’s shipped off to grandmother’s…by her cop stepdad.

Only, Ali’s wants don’t end there. In Malibu, she meets a guy on the beach,
Jul 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, young-adult
When I first read the description of ‘Pieces of Love’ I was immediately convinced this would be a book for me. It seemed to me like a perfect book to read on a nice summer day. I also really loved the cover. The blue of the sky and the ocean made this book that much more appealing to me. So I started reading this book on a nice hot summer day.

In ‘Pieces of Love’ we meet Alexis Hartman, A.K.A. Ali, A.K.A. Lexi. Lexi is a troubled 16 year old teen who got arrested for being caught in possession of
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books-owned
Pieces of Love was a good read and it is easy for me to give it four stars. The main characters are fun with loud personalities, and PJ Sharon did a great job developing them and tying them together. I found myself relating to Alexis, also known as Ali or Lexi, because of the way she reacted to the different struggles and difficulties in her life, I was the same way at her age. Alexis losing her dad and sister so early on, as well as her mom being put in a mental hospital, was hard on her and yo ...more
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing

5 Star Pieces of Love is a spectacular, intriguing read. Sixteen year- old Alexis Hartman, in her attempt to escape her emptiness over the death of her sister, wants nothing more than to smoke pot and play guitar. Her mother has a breakdown after Alexis is arrested for possession. After attempts to rehabilitate Alexis fail, she is sent to her grandmother Maddie Hartman, in California for the summer. The astute and strict grandmother takes Alexis on the cruise she had booked previously
Anny hernandez
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was provided a copy of the book by the Author for an honest review.

I just finish reading this book, and I love it, love the characters, and how the book turn out to be, I have to say that this book made me mad at some point, but I love every single minute of it, I am gone keep this short since I don't want to give anything away.

The story begging with Alexis she is sixteen years old, and she is being getting drop of by her stepfather to the airport, she is staying the summer with her grandmothe
Renee Arthur
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What a wonderful, full of life story...I absolutely loved this book! This is a story of a 16 year old girl Ali, who has had trauma early on in her life, and blames herself for a lot of things that she could have done that may or may not have lead to different results, in her mind. She is generally a teenager who is grieving and trying to numb out the pain of it all, and trying to figure out life and who she is and what she wants to
Dunja *a chain reader*
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Pieces of Love is a coming of age story with romantic elements. Readers will follow the life changing trip of sixteen year-old Alexis Hartman. When I started reading this story I was constantly waiting for something really bad to happen to Alexis because she is a ticking time bomb. There were a lot of tragedies in her life and she does not know how to deal with them. She wasn't getting any support from her family. So she became rebel. But she is also a magnet for troubles and they find her wheth ...more
Jennifer Hendzlik
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
Alexis has been shipped off to live with her grandmother after her drug habit pushes her mom over the edge and puts her into a mental hospital. Wanting to numb the pain of having lost her sister and her dad in an earlier accident, it isn't long before she is once again in trouble with the cops and now, her fairly unknown grandma. Instead of heaping on more punishment, Maddie (gma) decides to go on the cruise she intended to before Alexis showed up and take her along. The last thing that Alexis t ...more
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a ARC of Pieces of Love by PJ Sharon an exchange for an honest review. I found Pieces of Love to be a quick read. I get a kick out of her Grandmother not wanting to be called Grandma or anything of the sort. She felt to young to be called that. She wanted to be called Maddie. I can totally relate cause that is what I said to my kids when they were having their children and now the best name in the world is Grammie. Lexi's life is such of a trouble teen who has gone through all sorts o ...more
Teri Donaldson
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a fabulous story! I wanted to bring Lexi home with me and help ease her troubled soul. Ethan is wise beyond his years and Maddie is the kind of grandma everyone should be fortunate enough to have.
The author brought the characters to life and her descriptions of the cities and countries were vivid and beautiful.
I am 55 years old and adored this story even though it might be considered for younger readers. I look forward to reading other books from this author!
Jan 06, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I normally absolutely love reading YA novels. It's my favorite genre. But this book. I couldn't get through the first 100 pages with snickering sarcastically at how insanely cheesy it is. I couldn't deal. Also, who markets their own song right in the first third of the book? Save that for the end or the table of contents. It really bothered me and kinda rubbed me the wrong way. Definitely not my favorite book that I've ever read. Sorry to say it. ...more
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I found PJ Sharon's newest book Pieces of Love, to be thoroughly enjoyable! Lexi's voice was spot on, and although she wasn't always likeable, she certainly drew me in. Her growth from beginning to end was remarkable, with help along the way from her quirky grandmother and adorable love interest. This was a quick and fun book, that would make a perfect summer read. I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion. ...more
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lexi is a troubled teen. She has gotten herself into trouble one too many times and gets shipped off to spend the summer with her grandmother. Once there, she gets in trouble again, so her grandmother decides to take her on a cruise with other seniors. Ethan finds himself on the cruise, without his father who has been called away. Lexi and Ethan are drawn to each other. Loved reading their story as they learn more about each other and love.
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book free for a honest review. I loved this book i was hooked for the start the emotional journey for Ali is epic! I could read this book over and over again i just loved not being sure of what is going to happen next with the very up and down main character Ali!!!! i give this book 5
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
I'm sorry but I didn't get on too well with Pieces of Love. I found the writing somewhat immature and undeveloped, which made the storyline a bit stilted and the pacing off. As I always say with a less-than-great review though, reading is a very personal thing so you should give it a chance if you like the sound of it. ...more
InD'tale Magazine

“Pieces of Love” captures the female adolescent superbly!

Read full review in the 2014 September issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
PJ Sharon does it again with an intense, compelling story.
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PJ Sharon is the award winning author of contemporary young adult novels, including PIECES of LOVE, HEAVEN IS FOR HEROES, ON THIN ICE, and SAVAGE CINDERELLA, winner of the 2013 HOLT Medallion Award and the 2013 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. Follow the Savage Cinderella Novella Series with FINDING HOPE, LOST BOYS, SACRED GROUND, and BROKEN ANGEL. PJ is also the author of The Chronic ...more

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