The Summer of Broken Rules: The Tiktok Sensation
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Meredith meets Wit and, while their first encounter certainly isn’t the meet cute you’d expect, the rest of their relationship pretty much goes smoothly, their feelings catching on really, really fast. I'm a huge fan of making playlists for every feeling, season and reason; I always say that music is like reading for the soul. Overall, The Summer of Broken Rules waltzed into my life, and like in Assassin, shot me straight in the heart, putting me under it’s spell. What I loved above all else was the MOST AMAZING summer vacation game – truly, I’m not exaggerating. I immediately fell for her, my throat closing up as I read about her, still trying to deal with the loss of her sister.
The first she makes with Wit, one of the groomsmen, whose real name is Stephen, agreeing that each will share intelligence and let each other know if either of their names come up in conversations; the second she makes with herself: that she will win the game of Assassin this year in Claire’s honor. I felt a real chemistry and connection between those characters, I loved every single one of their interactions and just knew those two were meant to be.To complicate matters further, Ben broke up with Meredith just two weeks before the gathering, doubling her sense of grief and loss.
THE SUMMER OF BROKEN RULES takes place on Martha's Vineyard 18 months after Meredith's sister died in a car accident. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. okay it could be okay if she was the initiator of the break up, but BEN broke up with her and she was the one who didn’t want to.It's honestly really funny how you can be all like "aw this is so cute and fun" in the beginning of a book and then you reach the halfway point and then suddenly you're all "oh my god whyyy" with a bunch of eye rolls. That wasn't a bad thing but it took a few chapters for me to really understand what the point of this book was. A modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, SuperSummary offers high-quality Study Guides with detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, and more. Both of the MCs are so much lovable: Meredith was dealing with her sister’s death, dumbed by her boyfriend, keeping her smile intact as she suffers from inner emotional turmoil: she’s tough, smart, sweet and Wit, the perfect guy she meets when she was not looking for love in her life mixes everything. at first they were just kinda teammates in the assasin game and were just “messing” around with each other, but then the feelings appeared and bluh bluh bluh.
What certainly makes The Summer of Broken Rules stand out from other typical, summery YA contemporary books, it’s the Assassin game. But as the week progresses, she can't help falling for him, which may cost her not only the game, but also her heart. She and her family arrive at Martha’s Vineyard, and the bride announces to everyone that in honor of Claire’s memory, everyone will play Claire’s favorite game, Assassin, during the week of the wedding celebration.
Despite these difficulties, Wit is attentive and affectionate and represents everything that Meredith wants in a romantic partner. I loved the plot, because not only were we watching as Meredith and Witt fell for each other over the course of a week, the majority of the plot was about the characters engaging in a game of assassin. Unfortunately, Meredith's longtime boyfriend unexpectedly dumped her two weeks before the wedding, leaving her dateless. Just like Maybe Meant To Be and The Summer of Broken Rules, it is filled with humor, heart, and a Swiftie scavenger hunt! I wasn’t clinging to him; it was more like we were tangled together, an invisible string connecting us.