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All Our Broken Pieces

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  875 ratings  ·  195 reviews
"You can’t keep two people who are meant to be together apart for long...”

Lennon Davis doesn’t believe in much, but she does believe in the security of the number five. If she flicks the bedroom light switch five times, maybe her new L.A. school won’t suck. But that doesn’t feel right, so she flicks the switch again. And again. Ten more flicks of the switch and maybe her n
Hardcover, 405 pages
Published May 7th 2019 by Disney-Hyperion
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Omg!! I love this book so freaking much!!

Lennon has some mental issues which I can relate to as I have many of my own. Kyler is a beautiful, brooding boy with his own issues. I love them both soooo much!! I needed this book. Favorites list!!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Hannah Greendale
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Super cute teen romance that gives a convincing portrayal of OCD and offers uplifting examples of healthy family dynamics. One can't help but root for Lennon, a girl wrestling with her compulsion in the wake of her mother's untimely death, and Kyler, a boy scarred from a tragic childhood accident who looks tough and unapproachable on the outside but has a heart of gold on the inside. Felt like it could have been 50 or even 100 pages shorter, but overall an enjoyable tale of acceptance, courage, ...more
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had read the author's previous book and really enjoyed it, so I requested this one without really absorbing the synopsis. And when it came time to read it, I was a bit apprehensive...I don't do angsty times well, but I was still excited to get to it. Man, I'm so happy I read it.

I love love loved Lennon and Kyler. They're both so smart and snarky and struggling. I enjoyed seeing how their relationship progressed and while they were hopelessly in love, it never felt like one couldn't go on with
Kelly Coon
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Um, excuse me, I am annihilated. My insides have been blown out and replaced with tears, and now I cannot breathe. I just finished L. D. Crichton's gorgeous book, and wow, I did not see that coming. Her characters--Lennon, a beautiful girl trying her best to hide OCD, her inner monster, and Kyler, a boy people think is a monster because he cannot hide his scars--are so completely formulated that I really am wondering what they're up to right now. Crichton's writing is rich and lush, perfectly im ...more
Patty (IheartYA)
Oct 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Reminded me of one of my favorite books, Letters to the Lost. This was an easy, feely read with likable and relatable characters that you want to root for. A tad predictable with a smidge of instalove, but an overall entertaining YA contemporary.
Kayla Brunson
"You all right?"
"Is anyone all right, really?"

I was surprisingly swept away by this book. Lennon and Kyler easily started to become two of my favorite broken people that I have ever read about. I read this in one afternoon. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. I became quite invested in these two characters.

”My scars are invisible, buried deep inside, guarded by the monster in my head. Kyler who was in a house fire. His scars are there, literally written on his face.”

These tw
***Actual Rating: 5/5 Fire-to-Dust Stars***

”Idyllic Trepidations,” he whispers. “Could be a band name, Davis. Think about it. Our slogan could be ‘Make Peace with Your Fears.’”

For starters, I honestly wasn’t expecting this book to be that good. The blurb sounded highly intriguing to me (as usual as a contemporary romance novel always is) and thus, I signed up to be part of the blog tour from Rockstar Book Tours. Mercifully, I was granted the opportunity to read this book prior to its officia
Nadhira Satria
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved it. It had such a great OCD rep.
Apr 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley2019
A mix of Beauty and The Beast, Phantom of the Opera, and Romeo & Juliet, plus a real talk about how to live mental health issues, especially OCD.

Lennon has OCD and this only got worse when her passed away in a car accident—for which she feels responsible.She now needs to live all the way in Los Angeles with her father's new family, which includes an evil stepsister and a charming mysterious neighbor. Enters Kyler, whose face has a horrible scar from a fire he survived when an infant. The two get
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Many thanks to Disney Hyperion for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

hey, did anyone notice the highlighted OCD on the cover. i like that little touch

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Nikki Barthelmess
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ALL OUR BROKEN PIECES was such a great read! I enjoyed the story and loved the characters. The leads in ALL OUR BROKEN PIECES are complicated and fully imagined, just how I like them! Highly recommend!
Fallon DeMornay
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Leah will DESTROYYYYYY you will feels, stunning prose and vivid characters. I am so blessed to have read an early edition of this book, and can't wait to devour the final, published version.
As someone who's been diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that manifests in a similar way (rules and rituals involving certain numbers and symmetry), I could relate to Lennon's character, which made me deeply appreciate and enjoy All Our Broken Pieces.
"My scars are invisible, buried deep inside, guarded by the monster in my head."

Since I also have a visible disability/facial abnormality (strabismus) that made me hide one side of my face behind long hair as a teenager, I cou
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-releases, arcs
This was such a great debut ahh, I had such a great time reading it. I loved the characters, the romance warmed my heart and Lennon's younger step-brother had my heart. SUCH a great debut, really, I know I'll be recommending this one. <3

Read my full review of All Our Broken Pieces on the blog.

Thank you to the publisher & NetGalley for the e-ARC of this book. This did not, in any way, influenced my thoughts and rating.

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Candice Lally
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
This wasn't a book for me. As a mother of four girls I could not get over Lennon's attitude of not being able to live happily without Kyler. Granted that is probably how some teenage girls feel when it comes to their first love. I'm just not one of those and have never been. I come from a family of strong willed women, so that irked me to no avail. The beginning was very fun to read though and I loved the Kyler and his dramatic, emo feelings and his accepting of Lennon's OCD and stepping out of ...more
Naomi Milliner
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm tempted to write, "Don't waste your time reading this review when you could be reading this book!" Honestly, it's nearly impossible to put it down. Lennon and Kyler are as unusual as their names, and their unexpected love story is as compelling as they come. They are tremendously likable and sympathetic, and they - and their story - will stay with me for a very long time. Okay, NOW you can go read the book. :)
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
ALL ABOARD THE FEELS TRAIN. Holy hell, this book slay’d me in ways I was completely unprepared for and now I am left with a complete book hangover and a need for everyone to read this book so we can talk about it!

I should have known a book titled All Our Broken Pieces was going to take my heart, squeeze the heck out of it, and leave me smiling on the floor afterward. A story of trauma, love, and compassion, this story finds its way from the beginning and draws you in completely. I have not staye
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cover-love
Actual rating should probably be 4.5 stars, but I'm rounding up, dag nab it, because despite a few flaws, this book really ran away with my heart!

If you look at my shelves, you will see that I don't give out a lot of 5-star ratings. I give out mostly 3s and 4s. A book really has to be special to earn a 5 from me. Typically, these are my favorite books, books I want to read again, books that really leave their mark. This is one of those rare stories, despite not being perfect. And actually, consi
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
Disclaimer: This review MAY contain spoilers. I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher. The opinions in my review are my own.

This book is legit awesome! I feel like this book was written for me specifically. Like there is an imprint of my soul within the pages of this masterpiece. Kudos to the author for creating something that speaks to me on such a powerful level.

This book centers upon stigmas and the way that two young people overcome their demons associated with these
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was very interesting and I had a hard time putting it down whenever I needed to stop reading. I've read a few books about characters who have OCD in the past that I found to be very boring, so I really appreciated that Lennon's personality stretched beyond just a girl with OCD. I learned a lot and Jacob, Lennon's 5 year old half-brother, was a very funny character (although he should have been 7 or 8, not 5). I also really enjoyed Kyler and Macy's sibling relationship and thought that ...more
Gail Shepherd
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: y-a
It’s hard to resist a story where two broken outsiders come together to love and heal each other. L.D. Crichton’s debut young adult novel, ALL OUR BROKEN PIECES, brings together a badly burned and disfigured singer-songwriter, a guy clearly destined for a great musical future, with a bright and sensitive girl with a passion for facts. Kyler’s scars are on the outside for the world to gawk at. But Lennon’s are on the inside—her OCD is making it impossible for her to live fully or truly grieve for ...more
Sarah Perchikoff
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I HAVE EMOTIONS! (when do I not lol) All Our Broken Pieces really brought the feels out. This book deals with mental health, loss, and finding people who get you completely as well as people who don’t understand you at all. Lennon and Kyler are the main characters and they both have issues to deal with. Lennon has OCD and Kyler is hiding his facial scars from the world.

Really quick, I want to make it clear that Lennon has legitimate OCD. It’s not like how sometimes people say they’re “a little”
Dayle (the literary llama)
3.5 Stars
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I think I may be one of the few people who wasn’t like...all about this book so I’m willing to acknowledge that maybe I’m just a jaded bitter hag. But falling in love doesn’t cure OCD (look I get it, that was never explicitly said but I mean come on.) And I’ve dealt with more than my fair share of angsty boys and none of them talked quite like Kyler (he was a lone CW character just tossed into this book)

Don’t get me wrong. I devoured the book in one sitting. I enjoyed it. Lennon’s description o
Lindsi (Do You Dog-ear?)
"I don't want to be captured in the pages of Kyler's story. He'd be like a book I could never stop reading."

I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Any quotes I use are from an unpublished copy and may not reflect the finished product.

I loved this.
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I am overflowing with love for this book! L.D. Crichton has created something beautiful and memorable, and I cannot wait to see wha
Sep 15, 2019 rated it did not like it
This book started with so much promise, but it quickly spiraled into a disaster. As someone who has been formally diagnosed with OCD, I was really looking forward to this book. There were sections where aspects of OCD were explained really well, but the OCD presented was not consistent throughout the story. I know that everyone’s OCD varies and differs from person to person, but we are made to believe that Lennon’s OCD is at a bad stage, but the author only seems to bring out the symptoms when i ...more
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
While there is certainly need for more books that address mental health issues such as OCD, this book was too full of overdramatic speeches, contrived plot lines, and inauthentic secondary characters for any sophisticated reader. The fact that they had a report to work on about Romeo and Juliet and then their dads both decide they shouldn't see each other any more is just too on the nose. This book has enough drama to appeal to teens if they can get past both of the main character's need to spee ...more
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I feel like the majority of strong novels this year are contemporary, which may be my least read genre. Obviously, with the trend, this needs to change. I absolutely love when characters have certain traits and diagnoses that they have to overcome and how those challenges are both augmented and soothed by relationships around them. The female MC has OCD while the male MC has many family issues, in particular an incredibly difficult relationship with his father. These two unlikely teens become ne ...more
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"You all right?"
"Is anyone all right, really?"

A beautiful story full of intensity, sadness, passion, and strength. This is what makes YA such a phenomenal genre. LD Crichton nailed this story with beauty, compassion and sincerity. Kyler and Lennon were a dynamic pair whose chemistry and complexity bled off of every page.
Crichton did a wonderful job of bringing first love, peer influences, teenage social difficulties, mental illness and grief all together in a heartwarming, poetic and intellige
Apr 28, 2019 marked it as dnf
Shelves: netgalley
I didn’t even get four chapters in. The main characters didn’t even get to meet! But if I forced myself to read a single word more from Kyler’s perspective, I would literally have to rip out all of my hair to make up for his fuckboi, not-a-care-in-the-world defensive attitude. No thanks. I want this to be good and maybe the message is, but the vessel is awful and I will not be subjecting myself to that.

P.S. I know this is supposed to be about mental health, and maybe that’s why he has this attit
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L.D. Crichton is a coffee devotee and lip gloss enthusiast whose infatuation with music is truly astonishing. If she’s not reading, writing, or checking her horoscope for signs from the Universe, you can find her by the water in search of mermaids because they're real. ALL OUR BROKEN PIECES is her first young adult novel.

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“(Kyler's song about Lennon?)
Stop hiding in the darkness,
step out into the light.
The sky is filled with all these stars,
so come and kiss the night.

Infinity is waiting,
calling you by name.
The world is yours for the taking,
so take it just the same.

Shock and awe, surprise them,
those who think you're weak.
Look to the sky and chase them,
those answers that you seek.

The stars will light the sky for us,
they'll illuminate the way.
They show you how to find me,
they'll make you want to stay.”
“(Kyler's song about Lennon?)
Stop hiding in the darkness,
step out into the light.
The sky is filled with all these stars,
so come and kiss the night.

Infinity is waiting,
calling you by name.
The world is yours for the taking,
so take it just the same.

Shock and awe, surprise them,
those who think you're weak.
Look to the sky and chase them,
those answers that you seek.

Because it's there you'll find me,
talking to the moon.
Telling him my secrets,
asking about you.

The stars will light the sky for us,
they'll illuminate the way.
They show you how to find me,
they'll make you want to stay.”
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