I’m really not all that interested in The Pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel by Moe Bonneau. It’s just too much contemporary for my taste, to be honest with you. I love the rep, of course, and I hope that this book turns out to be something amazing for the people who read it. But for me? Eh, I think I’ll pass for now. Unless someone has something to say that might change my mind?
I think the title also puts me off, though I can’t really figure out exactly why that is.
Two teen girls, once best friends but now estranged, share an electric connection that is rekindled—and tested—in their common struggle with identity, sexuality, and the undeniable necessity to confront their emerging selves head-on.
It’s senior year and Lucy Butler has fallen into a comfortable rhythm; she’s captain of the track team, a sarcastic introvert, and the second favorite child at home. She has her life completely planned out: she knows her friends, her future college major, and her crush, the unattainable Ms. Hayes.
But when Lu reconnects with her childhood best friend, Eve, in the girls’ bathroom and comforts her after a pregnancy scare, all attachments to Ms. Hayes fall off. Lu and Eve have a chemistry that’s fierce and undeniable, and pretty soon they’re closer than they have been in years. But is this what former best friends reconnecting feels like, or is it more?
In the chaotic aftermath of graduation, Lu and Eve will have to let everything they knew about love and life go… or risk missing out on their last chance to be carefree teens.
Speaking of, how do you feel about The Pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel? Do you think you might want to read it? What are your thoughts about the two main characters? Let me know everything in the comments!