Well, I almost said no to All Our Broken Pieces by L. D. Crichton on account of the genre, but the premise did kind of grab me a bit. I’ve read books about OCD before, but never any of the YA fiction variety. And as this is something I’ve dealt with sparingly throughout my life–though nowhere near the severity of some others–I definitely find the topic to be one that I’m interested in. I can’t tell for sure if I’ll enjoy this book in the end, but I’m at least looking to give it a try just in case.
“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 new stepfamily will accept her. Twenty-five more flicks and maybe she won’t cause any more of her loved ones to die. Fifty times more and then she can finally go to sleep.
Kyler Benton witnesses this pattern of lights from the safety of his treehouse in the yard next door. It is only there, hidden from the unwanted stares of his peers, that Kyler can fill his notebooks with lyrics that reveal the true scars of the boy behind the oversized hoodies and caustic humor. But Kyler finds that descriptions of blonde hair, sad eyes, and tapping fingers are beginning to fill the pages of his notebooks. Lennon, the lonely girl next door his father has warned him about, infiltrates his mind. Even though he has enough to deal with without Lennon’s rumored tragic past in his life, Kyler can’t help but want to know the truth about his new muse.
How do you feel about All Our Broken Pieces? Does anything specific about the book that intrigues you? What do you think about the main character having OCD? Do you think you’ll be adding this one to your TBR or no? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments!