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This book should have come with the big note on its cover that says WARNING SPOILERS INSIDE.You see, this book is a book written by a book lover for other booklovers.And do you know what book lovers like to do Talk about books Discuss plot developmets They often compare one story to another, wondering why the certain character chose one path over the other.Our main character, Sara, is a true bookworm, so it is no wonder that this book is full of references to other books which often ends up spoilery.When I say she is a bookworm, I mean she reads, lives and BREATHES books You see, only a true book lover would know the difference between the smell of paperback and the one of hardback book.The story follows Sara who came to a small town Broken Wheel, Iowa, to spend her summer with her pan pel friend who s a booklover herself Things get complicated when Amy, the woman Sara should have stayed with, ends up being death.Town citizens decide it would only be fair for Sara to stay in Amy s house like she would have in the first place, because that is what Amy would have wanted.Days pass and Sara opens a little bookstore in which she sells books that once belonged to Amy.This book is originally written in Swedish and it is already a bestseller in many countries Croatia included Although I have read a copy translated into English, if I didn t know I was reading a translation, I wouldn t have guessed That is how great the translation was.What I liked about this book the most was the atmosphere in it I really like everything about The Broken Wheel, it s rezidents and their lifestyle I couldn t help but think about Hart of Dixie the TV show.This book has everything you need in a book it is fun, it has a great love story that takes time when it comes to love development, it has interesting side stories, diverse characters and important issues that were discussed in the story.After finishing this book I understand why this book is an international bookseller It deserves all the hype that s around it.If you are a booklover, I am sure you will appreciate this story I surely do Note I got this book for free via Netgalley in an exchange for an honest review Thank you Sourcebooks Landmark.Before reading That awkward moment when you realize that the book you requested for a review and got approved is already sitting on your shelf in a bautiful paperback, only translated in Croatian I guess I ll read it in English thenRead this and other reviews on my blog The Readers of Broken Wheel is ridiculously predictable, superficial, full of improbabilities, at times painfully sentimental and definitely a book that could have used a ruthless editor to shorten it So let me explain why I gave it 3 stars rather than 2 or less At its core, the story is an ode to books about the love of books and reading really, a celebration of obsessive bookishness in a world with a diminishing readership And for that reason alone, I persevered and didn t toss The Readers of Broken Wheel Sara travels from Sweden to Broken Wheel, Iowa, to spend a two month vacation with pen pal Amy Their common interest is an obsession with books and reading But when Sara arrives, she finds that Amy who was quite elderly has recently died Rather than run away, Sarah stays in Broken a Wheel, gets to know the quirky locals, develops a love interest, opens a bookstore and brings some renewed energy to Broken Wheel The plot is quite meandering, but essentially focuses on a few characters, and their various lives, struggles and loves The thread running throughout is Sara s love of books, and her optimism in opening a bookstore on a dying Main Street in a town of non readers This book is a translation from Swedish It s a challenge for an author to set a book in a country that is not her own, and at times it does feel like the author casts an oddly sentimental lopsided eye on middle America I am sure this book will find an audience amongst readers of what is often referred to a chick lit, but it s not a particularly strong entry in the genre ironically Sara is a fan of Bridget Jones and Marian Keyes, describing them as her favourites amongst feel good books with happy ending Again, my reading experience was somewhat saved by the ode to books and readers, and the underlying optimism about the redeeming power of reading Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an opportunity to read an advance copy. Although the premise seems a bit odd, stranger things have happened in real life so I just accepted that a young girl from Sweden would travel to a tiny town in Iowa , called Broken Wheel to stay with a woman that she only knew from exchanging letters and books These letters, at least the ones from from Amy Harris of Broken Wheel to Sara , are interspersed throughout and we learn about the town and the people who live there as well as about Amy and Sara Sara loves books how can I not like her I couldn t help but feel sorry for her as she arrived Seems like she s a lonely girl hiding in her books without any friends except a few coworkers It was a bit much for me , even as much as I love books , that there was discussion about whether one loved books than people It s a town of quirky characters concerned about how to entertain their tourist The town is falling apart really Some people had jobs and money and those who didn t were taken care of and paid back by helping fix things when needed They all wanted to take care of Sara , paying for her food and drinks , driving her around She decides she has to do something to pay them back and of course this involves books It s light which is just what I was looking for , but it was a little chick lity , pretty contrived and the ending was definitely predictable However, I m giving it 3 stars because I grew to like some of the characters in this quirky little place, and though predictable, it was uplifting as Sara and the people in this town find a way to change each other s lives.Thanks to SOURCEBOOKS Landmark and NetGalley. What s better than books and a good love story Let s seeoh yeah, nothing.Seriously, I m a sucker when it comes to feel good love stories, and if you ve been following me or this blog for any length of time then you know full and well that books are my absolute weakness Ever wonder whether I m at a hopping party on a Friday night Well don t because I ll go ahead and tell you I m curled up with my dog and a blanket on the couch with a good book.The Readers Of Broken Wheel Recommend was this week s big hit in terms of things that I read and I seriously cannot recommend it enough Obviously a story written by a book lover for other book lovers, this author will definitely be going down as one of my favorite The story is about a young girl, Sara, who arrives in the small town of Broken Wheel to visit a pen pal that she has had for several years But when she arrives and realizes that things are not going to play out quite as she and her friend had planned, she does what anyone would do.Start a book store, of course Okay, so maybe not anyone would start a book store, but that s precisely what makes this book so charming Not only does NO ONE in Broken Wheel seem to understand the pleasures of getting lost in a good book, but they can t for the life of the understand why she would want to actually get them to read in the first place So between selling books and realizing that maybe love and the law can go hand in hand you ll see trust me , Sara learns about what s really important in life.As for how I personally came to read this book is pretty funny in itself I was seeking out books to spotlight on this site and this came as a request Not that I didn t have high hopes for The Readers Of Broken Wheel Recommend, but I have to tell you I was blown away by how much I ended up loving this story It was truly one of those books that I wanted to read very slowly so that it could go on forever and yet I couldn t put it down.Very rarely do I feel like I come across a book where the characters feel so real The people of Broken Wheel, however, could easily be my neighbors, my friends, those around me They feel THAT real, and when that s the case it makes it so so easy to feel like you re just another inhabitant of this cozy little town where the story is taking place.If you re a lover of books, reading, or just charming stories of what life holds in terms of love I cannot recommend this one enough I know it s not summer yet, but if you re thinking of jetting off to the beach in order to make it through this winter, PLEASE make this the book you take with you I was provided with a free copy of this book in order to conduct this review.The Readers Of Broken Wheel RecommendWEBSITE TWITTER FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM Se A Vida Fosse Um Romance, O Da Sara Certamente N O Seria Um Livro De Aventuras Em Vinte E Oito Anos Nunca Saiu Da Su Cia E Nenhum Encontro Do Destino Desarrumou A Sua Exist Ncia T Mida E Insegura, S Se Sente Vontade Na Companhia De Um Bom Livro E Os Seus Melhores Amigos S O As Personagens Criadas Pela Imagina O Dos Escritores, Que A Fazem Viver Sonhos, Viagens E Paix Es Mas Tudo Muda No Dia Em Que Recebe Uma Carta De Uma Pequena Cidade Perdida No Meio Do Iowa E Com Um Nome Estranho Broken Wheel A Remetente Uma Tal Amy, Uma Americana De Anos Que Lhe Envia Um Livro E Assim Come A Entre As Duas Uma Correspond Ncia Afetuosa E Sincera Depois De Uma Intensa Troca De Cartas E Livros, Sara Consegue Juntar O Dinheiro Para Atravessar O Oceano E Encontrar A Sua Querida Amiga No Entanto, Amy N O Est Sua Espera, O Seu Final, Infelizmente, Veio Mais Cedo Do Que O Esperado E Enquanto Os Exc Ntricos Habitantes, De Quem Amy Tanto Lhe Tinha Falado, Tomam Conta Da Assustada Turista A Primeira Na Hist Ria De Broken Wheel , Sara Decide Retribuir A Bondade Iniciando Os No Prazer Da Leitura Porque Rapidamente Percebe Que Broken Wheel Precisa De Um Pouco De Aventura, Uma Dose De Auto Ajuda E, Talvez, Um Pouco De Romance Em Suma, Esta Uma Cidade Que Precisa De Uma Livraria E Sara, Que Sempre Preferiu Os Livros S Pessoas, Naquela Aldeia De Poucas Gente, Mas De Grande Cora O, Encontrar Amizade, Amor E Emo Es Para Viver E Finalmente Ser A Verdadeira Protagonista Da Sua Vida There s a lot to love in this novel of Sara, a young, rather plain Swedish bookworm who takes a trip to the small U.S town of Broken Wheel to visit her older pen pal and fellow book lover, Amy When Sara arrives, she finds that Amy has died while Sara was en route, but the townspeople urge her to stay in Amy s home anyway and visit with them for the couple of months she had planned In many ways the town is as broken as its name Broken Wheel was a complete waste of brick, asphalt, and concrete The buildings were low because there had never been any need for than two stories Nowadays, there wasn t even the need for one There was something sad about the town, as though generations of problems and disappointments had rubbed off onto its bricks and its roads But soon Sara realizes the worth of the quirky inhabitants of Broken Wheel, and as she brings changes to the hearts and minds of Broken Wheel with a used bookstore that she starts up, they begin to change the introverted Sara as well.Parts of this novel were completely charming I particularly loved the bookstore plot, with its discussions of books and how they affect our lives.New books always had the strongest aroma Sara assumed the printing smells just lingered and somehow, logically, disappeared once a book had been opened, read, and leafed through That was what she thought on a purely intellectual level anyway, but she didn t quite believe it She still believed that what she could smell were all the new adventures and reading experiences awaiting her.Sara s love for all types of literature really comes through, and will warm the heart of any book lover Warning Bivald spoils a few well known books, so beware of unwanted spoilers.Other parts were trite for example, the names and the comparisons between Broken Wheel and its rival town, Hope, were too obvious for me to really appreciate The inhabitants of Broken Wheel are offbeat and enjoyable, but for the most part stock characters I was a little disappointed when this novel took a turn and started focusing on a couple of romances The main love story with Sara had its moments, but I wasn t really feeling it I thought the secondary relationship, between a bisexual younger man and an older, repressed lady, was interesting In the end, it all plays out in a predictable but nevertheless heartwarming way The writing is often insightful the translator did a wonderful job with the English text I completely forgot that I was reading a book that had originally been written in Swedish I can t vouch for the accuracy of the translation itself, but the writing style was very smooth and fit well with the subject matter of the book.Content advisory the sexual content is pretty mild, but I don t recommend this one for clean reads only readers Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this free ebook for review. This book was absolute rubbish 394 pages of stupid observations written in a clumsy and somewhat childish language combined with unbelievable characters It does mention quite a few books that I would love to read, but since it also reveals the ending of most of these novels, the name dropping just ended up annoying me What an utter waste of time. There was a TV series in the early 1990 s called Northern Exposure , set in Cicely, Alaska, a small town so off the grid it almost didn t exist The town was populated by oddballs and eccentrics who used the local bar as a gathering place Long before Tivo and Netflix entered the picture, I tuned in each week to be a part of their crazy, funny world.This book is set in Broken Wheel, Iowa, another little town off the grid, populated with oddballs and eccentrics with no place else to go Along comes a Swedish tourist who wants to visit her penpal friend Amy, only to find she s just in time for her funeral Sara is a young woman who has lived her life in books, and leaving Sweden is the most daring thing she s ever done She moves into Amy s house, uses her thousands of books to open a bookshop, and gets involved in the lives of the townspeople, none of whom read Chaos ensues.Of course anyone who loves books will love this one Sara s attempts to get the perfect book in the hands of people who need them are touching and familiar, and their acceptance of her and their attempts to get her nose out of a book and into their lives are funny and real I entered the pages of this book just like I waited patiently for Northern Exposure 25 years ago, I couldn t wait to get back into the world of Broken Wheel and the people I grew to love This one was comfort food for the soul. I am always a pushover for books about books and this one certainly fit the bill What was even better was that the books mentioned throughout the text were mostly all books we know and love Harry Potter was in there and Mr Darcy and even Bridget Jones amongst many others.On the other hand I have a low quirkiness rating and this story was certainly quirky and full of odd characters Luckily for me it managed to stay just the right side of quirk and never became just silly I loved the book shop to bits Wouldn t we all like to have a sunshine yellow room full of every sort of book and two comfy old armchairs to sit in and read all day Who needs customers They would just get in the way of reading time If you enjoy a good book about books then read this one In fact you might want to read it just for that excellent title The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommends by Katarina Bivald is a 2016 Sourcebooks Landmark publication What a wonderful feel good story If you love books about books, you will want to try this one Amy, from Broken Wheel, Iowa and Sara, from Sweden, are pen pals who share a love of books When Sara loses her bookstore job, she decides to take Amy up on her invitation to visit Broken Wheel if she ever got the chance However, when Sara arrives, she is stunned to learn that Amy has died But, the town goes out of their way to make their only tourist s stay in Broken Wheel comfortable and pleasant Overwhelmed by the resident s generosity, Sara works to pay it forward, and honor Amy and her love of books by opening a bookshop in Broken Wheel The longer Sara stays, the attached she becomes to the small little town that has all but dried up, and the residents love her just as much as she does them, giving them all a renewed sense of optimism and hope Soon, they all begin to wish Sara could stay with them on a permanent basis But, will she be able to extend her Visa I love offbeat and quirky characters, unconventional love stories, and books that imbibe charm and wit, and add just a touch of whimsy to top it all off But, as a book nerd, a book that features characters who love to read, who love to share good books with others, is always going to get top marks from me So, it goes without saying, this book was simply delightful It s quirky, funny, sweet, touching I enjoyed watching the town wake up, as if from a long slumber, and it was wonderful to feel Amy s spirit moving through the town, as Sara finds an unexpected purpose for her life doing exactly what she loves most If you love small towns, stories about friendship and books, this book has your name on it 4 stars