Beyond the Break

Beyond the Break

For fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han, Beyond the Break is a funny and gorgeous debut about a girl experiencing her first love. Well, second, if you count her faith… and that’s where things may get complicated.

Seventeen-year-old Lovette has two rules in life. One: no surfing. Not after her brother’s accident. Two: absolutely, no dating. And going into her junior year of high school, she’s pretty happy with that arrangement. She has friends, her church youth group, and God to fall back on when things get dicey. But after Jake Evans walks into her life, following these two simple rules gets a lot more complicated.

Jake is the boy from Lovette’s childhood who grew up. Handsome and sweet, he unlocks the part of Lovette that wants nothing more than to surf the waves again. And as their relationship grows, she begins to question what it means to be faithful: to her family, to God, but mostly, to herself.

Told with humor and heart, Heather Buchta delivers a sparkling debut that asks the question: Can you fall in love, be a teenager, and also be a good Christian?

Title:Beyond the Break
Edition Language:English
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    Beyond the Break Reviews

  • Angela Staudt

    Thank you Penguin Teen and NetGalley for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.“The windows are down, the ocean air tangling my hair, music blasting, and I’m sitting next to Jake Evans, who kee...

  • The Nerd Daily

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Louise NiceBeyond the Break is a heartfelt coming-of-age story, that centers around faith, school, and surfing.This book is perfect for those who are...

  • Anna Warde

    I was able to get my hands on an advance copy of this book and I’m so glad I did. I am not actually a youth. But this book was able to completely transport me back to those awkward, emotional, fun y...

  • Josie Milewski

    I was given an advanced copy of the book and absolutely loved it! The main character is so likeable and relatable. I loved how Christianity was woven throughout the book without being awkward or preac...

  • Tiffanie Cade

    My 14 yr old daughter loved this book. She would read for a while then come to me and tell me all about it. I feel like I read it too! I will definitely be on the lookout for the next book from Heathe...

  • Lesley Downie

    Heather Buchta's ability as a writer is undeniable, and I'm lucky to have received an advance copy of her debut novel, Beyond the Break. Through the voice and eyes of main character, Lovette, Ms. Buch...

  • Samiyah13

    I really want to read this book. I read the summary, and it sounds amazing!!!!!!!...

  • Lori

    Can't wait to get my hands on this touching story, written by such an upcoming talent. ...

  • Tim Burke

    I love this book. Why? First, it's the kind of book you want to buy several copies of so you can lend them out to the people you care about; they need to read it and think about the ideas it explore...

  • Savannah Porter

    Three words to describe this book: Christian, cutesy, and conventional. Lovette (what a name) is banned from swimming and surfing in the ocean after her brother's near-fatal surfing accident. She also...