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Comics Will Break Your Heart

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  1,745 ratings  ·  396 reviews
Miriam's family should be rich. After all, her grandfather was the co-creator of smash-hit comics series The TomorrowMen. But he sold his rights to the series to his co-creator in the 1960s for practically nothing, and now that's what Miriam has: practically nothing. And practically nothing to look forward to either-how can she afford college when her family can barely kee ...more
Hardcover, 340 pages
Published February 12th 2019 by Roaring Brook Press
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When I realized this book was going to be a kind of modern version of Romeo Juliet with conflict centering on comic book copyrights, I was thrilled. Who doesn’t enjoy a well done enemies to lovers story. This one turned out to be an okay experience though, enjoyable enough but not very remarkable or maybe I just hoped for too much.

The writing was simple enough that I finished it pretty quickly. However, the conversations between the characters didn’t always feel realistic. It’s probably the firs
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Apr 30, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: april-2020
This will be the book with the most insufferable main character I have ever read in 2020 hands down. She is a child! She blames everyone for the life she was dealt with. She wants solutions like whether or not she goes to University solved for her. She wants people to figure out how to pay for university for her. She is NOTHING like teenagers nowadays and is a poor imitation of what the author thinks teenagers are. The final straw of me hating her was when she randomly chucked a cup of coffee at ...more
Jen Ryland
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am really not a comics fan but I loved this!

A cute Romeo and Juliet story that's also about family, about valuing art and creators of art, and, yes about comics (I'm sure I didn't appreciate that part as much as I could have.)

Review on the blog Feb 13 and a giveaway on Feb 15!

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Vicky Again
this was really cute and geeky? geeky romances are just. my fave. if you like Geekerella, Kat & Meg Conquer the World, & similar books, please check this one out!
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. An interesting and contemporary YA take on (idiot)Romeo and (much smarter and more interesting) Juliet. We have the granddaughter and grandson of families whose lives have been enmeshed because of comic book characters and the legal fight over intellectual property rights, and well, bags and bags of cash.
Miriam (Mir) and Weldon meet in Sanford, Nova Scotia. She was born and raised there, while he grew up in Los Angeles after his father left Nova Scotia. Mir and her family were on the
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2.5 stars
So I decided to read this book in the spirit of The Avengers movie and I wanted something nerdy and related to comics and this seemed perfect for this mood
Sadly it wasn't that good, I mean the story is fine but nothing was really happening and I couldn't get myself to like any of the characters, I was really sad that Evan never got his shot but I was really bored and uninterested through out the story, I guess I wanted something more of ( Geekerella ) vibe
So the story is about Mir and
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars - This was cute

I listened on audio, and while I liked the narrator, her voices all sounded too similar. At times I'd lose track of who was speaking. I still enjoyed the narration though, aside from that problem.
Samantha (WLABB)
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
His family had made their fortune from the TomorrowMen, while her family watched from the sidelines. Can Mir and Weldon rise above their family history and forge a relationship?

• Pro: I was actually a big Weldon fan. He had quite a bit of baggage to unpack, and I was glad Nova Scotia was a hospitable place for him to do it.

• Pro: The romance was very sweet. I liked how Mir's feelings for Weldon snuck up on her, while Weldon was sort of gooey from the start.

• Pro: The Hendricks were such a fabu
Lisa Wolf
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Comic and graphic novel writer Faith Erin Hicks makes her debut in young adult fiction with Comics Will Break Your Heart, and does it beautifully! In this sweet YA novel, two teens from families with a long-standing grudge meet and connect one summer in Nova Scotia. Miriam's grandfather co-created the TomorrowMen comics with Weldon's grandfather, but sold his rights to the brand for only $900 many decades earlier. Since then, TomorrowMen has blown up with a huge fandom and a blockbuster movie in ...more
Isabel ✰
Apr 26, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: g-ya, t-fandom
This was...fine. Deeply similar to every other G-rated contemporary romance complete with a breakup for a stupid reason 85% of the way through and completely unnecessary friend drama to pad the page count
Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
Jun 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
This was a quick, cute, and enjoyable read. I thought this book was going to be similar to "Fangirl" except more related to comics; however, that wasn't really the case. It did have hints of the comic related 'fandom' or 'nerdy-ness' but overall it felt more like an average contemporary coming of age romance.

Although the novel did have an underlying tone of seriousness related to the characters' familial history, it was also a fun read including some humour. It wasn't overly funny but there wer
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
“Comics Will Break Your Heart” was a book I got at YALLFest and was really looking forward to. The premise of two teenagers—who have an ongoing “family feud”— meeting and potentially falling in love (with the addition of comic books) sounded like so much fun! I was super excited to jump into the book, but I was sadly disappointed. I didn’t love this book nearly as much as I was hoping to.
I do stand by the fact that this was a very original plot, what with the comic book writing and all, but it w
Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)
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Comics Will Break Your Heart was an adorable story with hattips to geeks of all kinds - from the greats of British literature to, obviously, comic book fans! The plot is loosely based on Romeo and Juliet, only the two families in question are descendents of patriarchs who together birthed one of the greatest comic book franchises of all time, only to have a bitter falling out.

Mir and Weldon are both likable characters, young people approaching the end
JM Cabral
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Actual rating: 4.5 ★

When I first read the synopsis for Comics Will Break Your Heart, I thought that it was just my typical romance story that was filled with angst and witty banter that comes with the trope. I mean, what was I to expect? There’s a heroine, a love interest, and an age-long conflict / tension. That, to me, screamed HATE TO LOVE. Is it just me? After a more thorough research, though, I found that it was an easy favorite for contemporary readers who are in the market for stories tha
Jane (It'sJaneLindsey)
2.5 stars. This book felt way too surface level, and the romance was on the boring side.
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5☆ but I rounded up. The plot was good, but a few of the characters annoyed me. It's still worth a read though. ...more
Oct 21, 2018 rated it liked it
This book is perfect for fans of Geekerella. Its cute, light hearted, and full of geekery. Though it does take about half the book till it gets really good, after that the book practically drowns in adorable cuteness.
Melanie  Brinkman
Aug 24, 2019 added it
Shelves: own-h

Miriam should be rich. Her Grandpa was a co-creator of the hit comics series, The TommorowMen, but in the 1960s, he sold his rights to his co-creator for almost nothing. now Marion that has nothing. Life is hard and only gets harder when a boy named Weldon comes to town. Their families have very long-standing issues.

Will Mir and Weldon rise above their family's feud?

Two kids stuck at the time in life when everything and nothing happens. A relationship rises out of the ashes of tw
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Super cute story with a hate to love vibe and comic book characters a-plenty. Miriam has a great family and a group of friends that cause frustration and an interesting character arch. However, the Romeo and Juliet style vibes between Miriam and Weldon make for a great, slow burn romance that readers will get behind.

Fellow Canadians will also get a kick out of the Canadian setting and must-be-a-Canadian style jokes.
Tiff at Mostly YA Lit
Review originally posted at Mostly YA Lit:
Comics Will Break Your Heart is an unusual YA that discusses issues of comic book creation, inheritance, small-town poverty, and class issues. Miriam is the granddaughter of Micah Kendrick, the co-creator and illustrator of the Tomorrow Men, a huge, classic comic. Unfortunately, Micah sold the rights to the Tomorrow Men to the other co-creator, Joseph Warrick, for a mere pittance. Miriam’s grandfather spent his life trying to get the rights back – or at
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
I won a ARC of this book in a Goodreads Giveaway!

I read this novel in two days because it's such a quick and easy read, which I appreciate once in a while. The problem with quick and easy reads are that they can be forgettable. Unfortunately, Comics Will Break Your Heart falls into this category of being easy to read and then forgetting about it, making you wonder why you even read it in the first place.

The main characters, Miriam and Weldon, have family members that are each against their relat
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars - Cute read but there was one nagging question that was never answered and OCD-me needed it answered (view spoiler) . It stayed true to the comic genre and never appeared fake so major props for that :) ...more
bee ʚïɞ
Jan 10, 2020 rated it liked it
three stars ∗ this was such a cute and fun read! i definitely needed to read something like this after experiencing a lot of heartache (thanks, evelyn hugo and spinning out) and as a comic book fan myself, i found myself relating to this book more than i thought!
Moony MeowPoff
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was so adorable and cute! I really liked it, actually think it could have been longer? maybe a dulogy? i really want to know more on how it goes with Miriam and applying to univeristy and her relationship with Weldon.
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it

Comic Crush Saturday: May 4, 2019

Welcome to Comic Crush Saturday, our bi-weekly feature focused on the graphic elements of the book world. Comics became a huge part of my life a few years ago when I started reviewing them (and comic related TV shows) on Forever Young Adult. I’ve maintained a pulllist through my local comic shop, Isotope Comics, and even got Kelly to start one ;). You’ll find mini-reviews, what we’ve read recently, and more so check it out!

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May 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
dnf at 52% i'm not going to force myself reading this so yeah... i haven't touched it in a month and i tried to get back to it but i'm just bored and the main character is annoying so... i give up ...more
Michelle (FabBookReviews)
You may recognize the name of Canadian author Faith Erin Hicks as the graphic novelist behind popular titles such as The Nameless City series, Friends With Boys, or The Adventures of Superhero Girl. With Comics Will Break Your Heart, Hicks dives into the world of contemporary young adult with a beautifully written, poignant story.

Told in alternating third person points of view- from Miriam 'Mir' Kendrick and Weldon Warrick- Hicks' novel debut is the story about two teens coming together in the f
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars

Comics Will Break Your Heart follows Miriam and Weldon, the grandkids of the founders of The Tomorrow. Miriam feels as if her family was cheated from a fortune since the comics are being made into a movie while Weldon is trying to escape the pressures of growing up around the comics. They meet when Weldon is shipped off to Canada.

The book was ok and cute at best. It compare its self to Romeo and Juliet since it is about slightly feuding families but are they really? Miriam's family do
Jaye Berry
This book is so forgettable even a few hours after finishing it I'm ??? Whomst??

Comics Will Break Your Heart is about a girl named Miriam who has a family that should be rich. Her grandfather was a co-creater of an extremely popular comic series, only he sold his rights for barely anything in the '60s. Now that the series is getting a big budget movie, Miriam can't help but be bitter because she needs money for college. Things get more complicated when a new boy comes into town, and happens to b

uGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. that's it, my feelings on this book. so much for wanting to finish all the 2020 white pine books. they keep degrading each year and only 2-4 of them turn out to be great. this was sooooo very wattpad-esque. the only reason i added a .5 to the 1 is because there was one joke that made me laugh. it felt like an EXTREMELY crappy spinoff of chaotic good. whyy is this advertised as a retelling of romeo and juliet?? there is literally just one thing the two have in common??
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