Book Review #96: The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart


Author: Anna Bell

Genre: General Fiction, Romantic Comedy

Language: English

Series, if any: NA

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing

Date of publication: 10 March 2016

No. Of pages: 431


Abi thought she completed her search for Mr. Right since the day Joseph entered her house. So color her surprised when the love of her life decided to dump her, just before their anniversary.

When Joseph leaves a box of her possessions on her doorstep, she finds a bucket list of ten things she never knew he wanted to do. What better way to win him back than by completing the list, and proving they’re a perfect match? But there’s just one problem. Abi is scared and terrified of everything, which is not ideal for a list that includes everything she is scared of. Completing the list just might break her. But as time passes, she discovers the list just might make her into something far better and empowered.


I think we all had disappointing love stories. I have heard it way too many times regarding  how to get over a painful break-up. The book is pretty straightforward when it comes to the plot line; The title spells it all out. But what appealed to me the most is the candid writing employed by the author which resulted in a beautiful story about how to mend a broken heart. The plot line is quite simple and the candid narration in first person makes for a compelling and yet a romantic comedy.

The characters are well thoughtout and they undergo a development which is in sync with the way the plot has been narrated. They definitely endear to the readers because of the personality traits which makes them more real than fictional.

The cover image is as lively as the story and the characters and definitely attracts the attention quickly.

My opinion: I loved the book, not only for the simplicity of the plot, but also for the lively entertainment that it provided.

My rating: 4 out of 5


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