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The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder

Penelope Marx hates change. She has had the same best friends since first grade and holds onto their traditions with painful intensity. But then Audrey suggests that they should widen their social circles. And Eph has been acting increasingly strange. As Pen’s regular world changes around her, she finds herself lashing out at the people she loves. Can Penolope figure out her feelings before she lands in a permanent museum of heartbreak?

In The Museum of Heartbreak, Penelope faces issues familiar to most teens--friendship struggles, new relationships, stress, and change. She is a loveable character with an artistic flair for describing her situations and feelings. Reading about her experiences can be cathartic (and entertaining) for all. A great teen read about friendship, romance, and growing up.

Recommended ages--12 and up

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