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~FREE ⚇ So What If I'm Broken ☪ Once, Jane Moore And Alexandra Walsh Were Inseparable, Sharing Secrets And Stolen Candy, Plotting Their Futures Together But When Jane Became Pregnant At Seventeen, They Drifted Slowly Apart Jane Has Spent The Years Since Raising Her Son, Now Seventeen Himself, On Her Own, Running A Gallery, Managing Her Sister S Art Career, And Looking After Their Volatile Mother All The While Trying Not To Resent The Limited Choices Life Has Given Her Then A Quirk Of Fate And A Faulty Elevator Bring Jane Into Contact With Tom, Alexandra S Husband, Who Has Some Shocking News Alexandra Disappeared From A South Dublin Suburb Months Ago, And Tom Has Been Searching Fruitlessly For Her Jane Offers To Help, As Do The Elevator S Other PassengersJane S Brilliant But Self Absorbed Sister, Elle, And Leslie Sheehan, A Reclusive Web Designer Who S Ready To Step Back Into The World Again And As Jane Quickly Realizes, Tom Isn T The Only One Among Them Who S Looking For Something Or Traveling Toward Unexpected Revelations About Love, Life, And What It Means To Let Go, In Every Sense Ich gebe zu, dass meine Freude schon vor Beginn des Buches ein wenig getr bt war, da ich gerade erst ein Buch der Autorin beendet habe, was mir wieder mal nicht gefallen hat Ich wollte ihr mit diesem Buch eine letzte Chance geben.Ich habe 102 Seiten durchgehalten, auf denen wieder mal kaum was passiert, auch wenn ich nicht sagen kann, dass das Buch schlecht ist, habe ich es nun abgebrochen Ich habe keine Lust mich wieder durch 400 Seiten zu qu len, in denen nicht passiert und die eigentliche Geschichte nach der H lfte erz hlt sein k nnte Auch auf den 100 gelesenen Seiten wurden wieder allerlei Nebens chlichkeiten der unterschiedlichen Charaktere beschrieben Zudem scheint die Autorin gerne eine Vielzahl an Personen in ihre Geschichten einzubauen.Meine Lesebegegnungen mit Anna McPartlin erkl re ich hiermit f r beendet. Anna McPartlin is an author I can count on to give me what I want, characters I can love with real problems, stories that can be sad and aren t always perfect, but some humor and laughter along the ride I have read her other books and have loved them all, consuming them quickly even when there were things I told myself I d get done before I continued Alexandra Gone is no exception Jane cares for everyone except herself, Elle straddles the line between being ridiculously selfish and having emotional illness, Tom is likable even when he s doing things that are wrong, and Leslie is so relatable Is that a word Maybe not as a person hiding from her life that you can t help but love them along with all of the other secondary characters.The book starts out with us missing Alexandra and you wonder what happened to her Is she dead Has something happened Did she just decide one day to disappear and leave her life behind Haven t we all considered it at least once And then you realize that even though it does matter to all of these people what happened to her, it s not the real goal of the book to find out.This book has everything I was looking for, with just a little bit of mystery, some fun, some drama, some insanity, and all of it in one book just like life But it doesn t get too dark or to difficult to make it through Fans of Cecelia Ahern will love Anna McPartlin I can t wait for a new one from her.http vancie917.wordpress.com Anna McPartlin conhecida por escrever livros de leitura flu da, mas que nos possibilitam uma reflex o sobre v rios pormenores mais s rios Este n o foge regra e digamos que o livro da autora com uma abordagem mais s ria que li Isto porque se debru a, principalmente, sobre o desaparecimento N o falo do desaparecimento a que todos, mais dia menos dia, estaremos votados Falo, sim, do desaparecimento sem rasto, do algu m sair de casa e haver a inc gnita Onde estarA partir de um tema que, por si, j delicado, ficamos a par da capacidade de uni o, amizade e afins, quando a tormenta passa por algu m que nos pr ximo Isto tudo numa linguagem acess vel, flu da, por m com subst ncia Por isso, acho que a capa deste livro n o lhe abonat ria Demasiados floreados, um t tulo t pico Chick Lit, quando aqui h muito pouco disso pena que esta obra escape a muitos leitores E de quem a culpa Do t tulo e da capa I really liked this book The title would suggest that it is about Alexandra, and it is to an extent But the real story involves the other characters and what they go through while trying to find Alexandra Really the character Alexandra is just a catalyst to pull all of the other characters together Not to say that Alexandra isn t part of the plot, because the entire book revolves around finding her, but she s not part of the main stories This book reminded me a bit of a Maeve Binchy novel Even before I read the author bio, and realized that McPartlin also lives in Ireland I guess it s a similarity in Irish authors, but luckily Maeve Binchy is one of my favorite authors so being similar to one of her books is a good thing at least in my opinion The writing is similar and the dialect is the same While this story doesn t have a Binchy style happy ending it is still very similar There was really only one character that I connected with, and that was Leslie I too have lost family to cancer, and like Leslie am scared every time I go to the doctor that they will find something Even though I didn t really have a personal connection with the rest of the characters I still liked every one of them Jane is the levelheaded one She keeps everyone else in line so to speak Elle is the one that adds drama and excitement to the story Tom is the one we all want to feel sympathetic for The rest of the characters help the plot along, but I didn t really feel anything for them They were just kind of there The writing was very good It was humorous, touching, and romantic Everything in the story was believable I didn t feel as if any of the characters were fake, and the dialog was real There were a few twists that I didn t see coming And while I knew how the story would end I didn t expect it to take the path it took to get there Overall this was a great book I liked the characters, the plot, and the writing It s very readable, and I think I could read this again. Alexandra, Goneby Anna McPartlin opens with the disappearance of Alexandra one afternoon in Dublin The reader knows little about her but witnesses her disappearance and the subsequent devastation of her husband, Tom, and her family as they desperately hold out hope that she will be found healthy and safe While looking for Alexandra, Tom has a chance meeting in a broken elevator with Leslie, Elle and Elle s sister, Jane The four soon band together in the search for Alexandra and through that process come to know each other and to share their personal tragedies.Each of the four main characters has their own storyline Jane is raising her teenage son alone but still loves her son s father, her teenage sweetheart She is the matriarch of her family and takes responsibility for not only her sister Elle s career but the rest of life too she manages her money, provides her with a home and is the rock upon which Elle relies In addition to Elle, Jane is responsible for their alcoholic mother who lives with her and is prone to rude outbursts.Elle is the boisterous and unpredictable artist who makes unwise decisions in love and tends to live life in extremes she is very much the opposite of Jane but their love and affection for each other is clear.Leslie is the solitary remaining living member of her family cancer has ravaged the family s gene pool and she has lost both parents and two sisters to the disease She knows she has the faulty gene that led to the early demise of her sisters due to ovarian or breast cancer and she essentially shuts down, closes herself off from people and relationships while she waits for her inevitable diagnosis and early death.Tom is devastated by his young wife s disappearance and his life slowly unravels after she goes missing His relationship with his in laws is strained as many of them blame him for her disappearance as a result, he finds himself increasingly alone in his search for his wife and his desperation until he is trapped in the elevator with the three women who sign on for his search and rally around him.The story is essentially told around the absence of Alexandra we learn very little about her throughout the novel and the real revelations are in the lives of the four main characters who are tied together in their search for Alexandra At some point, I found myself almost forgetting about Alexandra as I became and drawn into the stories of the four main characters Because the story is told from the points of view of these four main characters with a few other minor ones thrown in for good measure , the novel seemed a little choppy to me in the beginning I felt as if I barely knew any character well enough to care about them and kept wondering when I would learn about Alexandra But once I realized that the book was really not about Alexandra and the stories behind each of the four main characters began to unfold, I found I could not put the book down In the last third of the novel, the revelations come fast and furious for each of the four main characters Their stories were often very emotional as they dealt with histories of mental illness, sacrificed dreams and the loss of loved ones I definitely shed a tear or two in the last part of the book.I thoroughly enjoyed this novel even though some of the themes are quite heavy death, loss, mental illness , the author infuses the dialogue with humor and quips which helps to lighten the mood of the novel I am now eager to move onto the other novels by the author currently on my shelf Pack Up the Moon,Apart from the Crowd, and As Sure As the Sun. Gosto muito desta autora, os seus livros s o sempre muito emotivos.Mais um livro com diferentes personagens, cada uma com um problema , e as suas maneiras de os superarem.Tudo come a com o desaparecimento de Alexandra, Tom o seu marido tenta encontra la desesperadamente, nessa procura por um mero acaso encontra Jane, uma amiga de inf ncia de Alexandra, a qual n o a via a dezassete anos, desde que ainda adolescente engravidou.Jane al m de criar o seu filho, tem que ajudar a sua irm Elle, que tem uma maneira ca tica de viver, e ainda a sua m e Rose, que vive na cave da sua casa e tem um problema de alcoolismo.Leslie junta se a estes na procura de Alexandra , mas Leslie tamb m tem um verdadeiro drama pessoal, portadora do mesmo gene que matou toda a sua fam lia , cancro.E com esta dram ticas hist rias que este livro cativou me, e ainda assim existe um toque de humor nas personagens que deixam todos estes dramas mais leves de ler.Muito bom. Once Jane and Alexandra were inseparable sharing adventures, secrets and big dreams for the future But when Jane got pregnant at seventeen, they drifted apart Seventeen years later, Jane discovers Alexandra has disappeared and she sets about helping Alexandra s broken hearted husband, Tom, to find his wife But in searching for Alexandra Jane is about to confront some big questions about herself Like, what happened to the high spirited seventeen year old she once was What will happen if she stops trying to control the world And does love really mean letting people go Two fractured people come together accidentally and in one another they find strength, friendship and even the beginnings of hope Please note that this book is also titled So What If I m Broken and Alexandra, Gone When I read Anna McPartlin s debut novel Pack up the Moon earlier this year I was so thankful that I had spotted the cover while browsing Google because otherwise I never would have bought the book because I would never have known it existed I thought Pack up the Moon was stunning, it really blew me away and I quickly collected up the rest of Anna s books I managed to get myself a copy of her latest book The One I Love also known as Alexandra, Gone and So What If I m Broken to review and I started it fully expecting another cracking read and I wasn t disappointed at all.At the beginning of The One I Love, the entire Chapter One in fact, we re introduced to numerous characters there s Alexandra, who after writing a note to husband Tom sets off to meet her friend but disappears on route, we meet Elle and Jane who are friends of Alexandra and who are sisters, Elle likes to write letters to the Universe whereas Jane has found herself pregnant at 17, we then meet Leslie, who we learn is cut off from all of her family and friends due to a genetic gene and then finally, we meet Tom, Alexandra s husband as he sets about trying to find his wife It s complete chaos, ranging from 1989 to 1996, to the present day of 2007, told in letter forms and flashbacks, and I was a bit concerned the book would carry on that way But after setting out the storyline by introducing us to the main characters, and their problems, we then stay in 2007 and the story progresses from there like a proper story should as they try to find Alexandra.The plot truly is fantastic, because although the basis for the entire plot is Alexandra being missing and Tom s search to find her, we also learn about Tom, Jane, Elle and Leslie After meeting at a Jack Lukeman concert, they got stuck in the lift, they all band together to search for Alexandra but they also become friends as well Yet they all have their own problems Jane is still in love with her son Kurt s dad Dominic, Elle has deep set issues with the world, Leslie lives her life under a cloud, constantly being hounded by a gene that has harmed other family members and Tom is just looking for his wife As they all try to come to terms with their problems, and learn new secrets, and start new relationships you really begin to care about each and every one of them, and I was turning the pages avidly, desperate to carry on reading.There is no main or lead character in the novel, that s shared by Jane, Tom, Elle and Leslie and each have their own quirks and foibles that make them their own I liked them all equally and found them all incredibly well rounded But what I liked best was that they were all so human They each made mistakes throughout the novel, little ones, big ones, and for me it just made me like them all the Jane was the most family oriented, looking after her son Kurt as well as her aging, drunk mother Rose and flighty sister Elle, and always put them before herself Elle, as I ve said, was flighty and impulsive and a bit of a wild child, and she spoke to me the most I think for the record, I am nothing like Elle Leslie was shy, staying alone and away from the world, until her encounter in the lift when she finally decided it was time to stop living like a hermit And Tom, Tom was brave, when many people would have just left Alexandra for dead, Tom carried on looking for her and I totally admired that in him He had heart and spirit In fact, they all had heart and spirit There are many other, minor, characters in the novel Rose, Elle and Jane s spiky mother, Kurt, Jane s teenage son, Alexandra s family, her parents and siblings, Leslie s sister s widow Jim, they all made their mark and none so than Alexandra herself Alexandra herself is in four pages total, but the book is infinitely her From the memories Jane has of her, to Tom s memories, her families memories, she just shines off the pages and despite not really knowing her, we do care for her I ve no idea how McPartlin pulled that off, but she did, and for me, Alexandra was utterly real.The One I Love is about a lot of things, but the main thing that will stay with me is written on the front of the book that no matter what, true friends will not give up and that encompasses the book perfectly Not only that, but the feeling I got of how each of the characters found themselves, it was immense McPartlin has pulled off another stunning novel, and for me she ranks up there with Marian Keyes and Melissa Hill in terms of how well she writes and how good she is at crafting a story The book is told in third person, moving from Jane to Elle to Leslie to Tom, which works fantastically well and I never got lost off despite there being so much going on I adored the book, and Anna is two for two with me so far and I look forward to getting stuck into her other two novels I sincerely hope she s working on another novel and many other novels in the future as she s definitely an author you want to be reading She may not be huge in the UK, I can t really speak for Ireland, but she deserves to be I am a huge fan. Blah So glad to be done with this one I only finished it because I wanted to see what would happen It was by an Irish writerabout a woman who disappears and various people who are trying to find herI didn t particularly like the characters most of them didn t seem to have any morals and in fact I didn t feel as if I really got to understand them at any rate The writing was just not very strong.This novel is a classic example of telling rather than showing And even though I love music, the Jack Lukeman theme felt completely forced and hollow Wish I hadn t wasted my time on this one.., Sometimes it feels like my mind is on a treadmill and i m trying to reach the stop button but i can t and with every second that passes i feel like i m about to fall of