Nicole Says… Read This Book by Katarina Bivald

By Nicole McManus

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend By Katarina Bivald
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
by Katarina Bivald

Sara is from Sweden and she has traveled a long way to Broken Wheel, Iowa, in order to meet her pen pal, Amy. Amy described a lovely town, yet Sara is surprised at the actual dilapidated conditions of this small place. Sara is also caught off guard by the news of her friend’s passing.  The people of Broken Wheel are friendly, but they aren’t readers. Sara decides to share her love of reading with the town, so she opens a bookstore in her friend’s honor. Slowly but surely, Sara and the books win over the residents, and this small town begins to feel alive again.

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend starts out slow, but builds into a delightful story that will reside in book lovers’ hearts forever. Readers will be able to easily relate to Sara’s need to read, her deep soul-craving desire to have a book in her hand. Reading addicts will chuckle as they read about familiar scenarios that they have experienced in the past. Bivald has done a wonderful job at truly showing the inner desires of a bookworm. This is a cute, quirky read that must be on every reader’s bookshelf.

My friend Cindy gave me a copy of this book, telling me that I had to read it because the main character reminded her of me. I love it when people love a book so much that it becomes a must read for me, although I was a bit scared to see what Sara was like. All I can say is grab a pen and paper, and be prepared to take a fabulous literary journey. This book is every emotion a reader feels wrapped into one novel. My love of books and reading is clearly on display in this adorable book. This title is definitely on my list of all-time favorites.

About this writer

  • Nicole McManus Nicole McManus loves to read, to the point that she is sure she was born with a book in her hands. She writes book reviews in the hopes of helping others find the magic in reading. Contact her at

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