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So What If I'm BrokenLe mother all the while trying not to resent the limited choices life has given her Then a uirk 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 eleva 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

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So What If I'm Broken eBook ☆ Paperback Read ✓ [Reading] ➶ So What If I'm Broken Author Anna McPartlin – 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 speTor'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 uickly 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 sen 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

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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 volati 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 subseuent 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 tragediesEach of the four main characters has their own storylineJane 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 outburstsElle 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 clearLeslie 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 deathTom 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 himThe 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 bookI thoroughly enjoyed this novel even though some of the themes are uite heavy death loss mental illness the author infuses the dialogue with humor and uips 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 MoonApart from the Crowd and As Sure As the Sun