'Glee' Meets James Joyce In Italy: 'Instructions For A Broken Heart'

I'll admit, I'm already in "Glee" withdrawal, even though I agree with Jim Cantiello that the New Directions trip to New York was kind of unsatisfying. Enter this week's Summer Beach Read, Kim Culbertson's "Instructions for a Broken Heart," which follows a group of high school theater kids on their spring break trip to Italy. And in the role of a much more likable Rachel Berry type is Jessa, an overachiever with a penchant for poetic thoughts and an iPod full of Broadway musicals.

The story begins just days before the big trip, when Jessa finds her boyfriend Sean in a compromising position with Natalie, another member of their drama posse. And though she's devastated, Jessa refuses to skip the trip she's been saving for all year, even if it means having to see Sean and Natalie's PDA nonstop for 10 days. Read More...


http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2011/06/24/instructions-for-a-broken-heart-recommendation/

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