The book Broken Soup is written by Jenny Valentine.
It records how Rowan live in a separated family, losing her brother and taking care of her little sister and depressed mother. However, her life turns over completely since she met Bee and Harper. After Jack’s death, the whole Clark family become very sad and can’t help with their grief. Rowan’s family is not functioning anymore. About few years later, Rowan makes friends with Bee and Harper, after their series of extraordinary experience, Rowan’s family re-function again. In this book, Jenny Valentine writes about grief, relationship and family function in a unique style. Jenny Valentine shows how different people deals with grief in Rowan’s family, as epitome of the whole community.
Because of Jack’s death, Rowan’s mother become very depressed and dependent, and also her father chooses to live apart and escapes his responsibility. But meanwhile, Rowan remains resilient and takes care of everybody. As a 15-year-old teenager, Rowan acts very mature while both her parents are impolitic, which helps her family reluctantly function. An other example is that, when Rowan walks into the hospital lift, there’s a family lost someone they love too . “I smiled back and I thought how incredible that was, that they would find the time to smile.
There was goodness in the world still, even if you couldn’t always see it.” Maybe you can not change your dire destiny, but it is no harm to change your attitude, accept it or change it. Rowan is a good example. For the same situation, Rowan’s family respond very different, it good to study how to be tenacity from Rowan. Through reading Broken Soup, the readers can feel the true-friendship between two girls are based on trust. For example, when Bee was telling all the truth about the negative, Rowan was really angry and irritated.
But finally Rowan chooses to calm down and listen to Bee. At last Rowan forgives Bee, they become ev…