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This book has great cover art. It should only be read by 13+ It is one of the MOST touching books I've EVER read. It might not suit all reader's tastes, but I recommend that you give it a try if you can get your hands on a copy.

Now, about the story. I do not know any possible way of explaining the book properly without revealing the whole story. Yes,I know that this sounds horribly lame, but it's true. But I will try.

Broken Soup is all about Rowan Clark. An average 15 year old, who lives with a mother who's is an empty shell and a once loved but forgotten little sister named Stroma. Her older brother Jack died, two(?) years ago, which ultimately resulted in her parent's divorce. Rowan now takes care of Stroma and goes to school. One day whilst shopping for groceries, a boy comes upto her, claiming that she dropped the negative he was holding out for her. Embarassed by the sudden commotion, she grudgingly takes the negative home. From here, this is where Rowan's story beigins....

Here is a much better review to read. If I explain any more, I will spoil the story.

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spam much?

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Wow, this sounds really intriguing. I'd never heard of it before.

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Arrrrrrgh it's only out in the UK. :(

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No, I'm from Australia. It's here.

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What if your 12 years old (turning 13 this year). should I wait a few months to read it?

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i just read storm thief that was an awesome book if i ever read one the about vago in limbo was a bit sequaly though very poetic like he just doesnt care i was suffocated with awesomeness

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Weirdo: dude, its up to you.
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Random Irregular: the author is Chris Wooding. IM wrote an amazing reveiw for it a while back.

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Thanks Rage:)

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I have Broken Soup on hold at the library. Can't wait to read it!

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Hey I just finished reading Broken Soup. It is very touching.

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