According to Japanese legend, folding a thousand paper cranes will grant you healing.
Evelyn Abel will fold two thousand if it will bring Luc back to her.
Luc Argent has always been intimately acquainted with death. After a car crash got him a second chance at life—via someone else’s transplanted heart—he tried to embrace it. He truly did. But he always knew death could be right around the corner again.
And now it is.
Sick of hospitals and tired of transplants, Luc is ready to let his failing heart give out, ready to give up. A road trip to Oregon—where death with dignity is legal—is his answer. But along for the ride is his best friend, Evelyn.
And she’s not giving up so easily.
A thousand miles, a handful of roadside attractions, and one life-altering kiss later, Evelyn’s fallen, and Luc’s heart is full. But is it enough to save him? Evelyn’s betting her heart, her life, that it can be.
Right down to the thousandth paper crane.
Other Breakable Things is a very emotional read. Make sure you have tissues on hand before reading this book. You will need them.
Luc had a heart transplant and now his body is slowly rejecting it. When he meets Evelyn after 3 years apart, he decides not to tell her about his situation. He decides he doesn’t want to have another transplant and takes off on a road-trip with Evelyn. Their relationship grows into something more than friendship but they have a deadline approaching in the form of Luc’s illness.
The first part of the story was a little slow but once things picked up, I didn’t want to put this book down. I was a little mad that Luc didn’t tell Evelyn about his condition at first but I understand why he kept it to himself. I got extremely emotional while reading this book and it is one of the best young adult books I have read in a while. I would highly recommend this book.
Rating: 4.5 stars
About the Authors
Kelley York and Rowan Altwood are a wife and wife writing team living in central California with their daughter and way too many cats. Kelley is the author of Hushed, Made of Stars, and Modern Monsters, and Other Breakable Things is Rowan’s debut.