Broken In

A Novel in Stories

Fiction - Anthology
296 Pages
Reviewed on 07/06/2017
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (Goodreads, B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

Broken In: A Novel in Stories by Jadi Campbell is a wonderful collection of short stories that bring together the worlds of compelling characters that readers will love. The reader already notices the wonderful prose in the first story in this gorgeous collection, “Hit and Run,” where Lou reveals to someone significant to him for the first time that he’s had more than sisters. In fact, he’s had a twin brother, and the way he talks about it is quirky and engaging: “Had. What is there to say? His name was Joe. Joey. He lived, he died. He's gone, I'm here. Although I wonder sometimes what it would have been like the other way around.” From this point on, the reader is taken on a roller-coaster ride with these exciting stories, featuring love, accidents, and disappearance. The stories feature great settings and readers will feel as though they are part of the action.

Broken In: A Novel in Stories has a fascinating cast of quirky characters and readers will enjoy riding along with them. One of the things I loved about this book is the setting that comes alive through colorful and powerful descriptions. Right from the beginning of the story when Lou talks about “Italian,” the evocation of Italian food already adds color to the setting. The stories are well plotted and the characters play their roles wonderfully in it. From the great writing to the awesome plotting, to the compelling characters, Jadi Campbell crafts stories that will transport readers into an exciting world and into the inner workings of memorable characters.