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Why We Broke up

Handler, Daniel (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Why We Broke up


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Sixteen-year-old Min Green writes a letter to Ed Slaterton in which she breaks up with him, documenting their relationship and how items in the accompanying box, from bottle caps to a cookbook, foretell the end.
Authors: Handler, Daniel
Title: Why we broke up
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown,, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 354 p. :,col. ill. ;,22 cm
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Min Green writes a letter to Ed Slaterton in which she breaks up with him, documenting their relationship and how items in the accompanying box, from bottle caps to a cookbook, foretell the end.
Additional Contributors: Kalman, Maira
ISBN: 0316127256
Branch Call Number: FICTION Han
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Report This Dec 29, 2013
  • blackjack2ne1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Quite the interesting read. The characters have depth and unlike some readers, I liked the old movie references. It shows Min's passion of things other people like Ed don't really understand. She's different from the other girls he dated and that's what made it interesting. The concept was well thought out and I loved every second of reading this book.

i love this book especcially the dialog it got only a little boring when talking about what they where doing hope you love it im only 13 im not bored very easily have a nice day !

Report This May 31, 2013
  • WVMLStaffPicks rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Earnest and nerdy Min tells her version of her first love. She and star basketball player Ed Slaterton have recently broken up. Each chapter is prefaced with Maira Kalman's colourful, spare, yet lush paintings of the mementoes Min kept from the romance. Min enlists these souvenirs to remind her of the reasons for the break-up and her first heartbreak. Witty and poignant

Daniel Handler is Lemony Snicket? So he switched names.

Report This Mar 15, 2013
  • ACatNamedTofu rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I read this because of Daniel Handler being Lemony Snicket but oh my god was it ever different. There was a great deal of underage drinking. It seems had there not been underage drinking, there might not have been a story. But I liked the concept, and the illustrations were really well done--even the ones of the condom wrappers which I must admit were kind of shocking because I didn't know the book would be like THAT when I started reading it. I don't know why so many people found the movie references hard to get. That was the point; only Min and her really good friends got them. Ed didn't, and Ed is the real reader. She just says how she feels and explains it with movie examples so don't have to know the movie to know what she's trying to say and that what's why I read this book to the end, but we're done now and you should know that's why we broke up.

Report This Mar 12, 2013
  • unicornchick rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I found it very hard to read, due to the old movie references. Good plot and ideas, but not well written at all. Kind of like Stephanie Meyer..... I reccomend this book to anyone who loves old movies or want a challenge, but it isnt my sort of book.

i actually found this book pretty boring. the movie references were hard to understand, and it didn't make sense a lot of times. not horrible, but not good either.

Report This Aug 06, 2012
  • theresaannalee rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The main character makes frequent references to very old foreign movies to portray her emotions, so it is a little difficult to get a handle on how she is feeling throughout the book. The story, though, is very cute, relatable, and very laid back. May require a little extra patience if you're used to reading drama-packed, fast-paced books.

Report This Jul 20, 2012
  • Heather4 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

OMG, this is a cute and funny book about why a couple broke up. Min has kept a box of things from her relationship with Ed, the most popular and hottest guy at school. But they break up, so as she drives to his house with her best friend Al to drop off the box of stuff she collected she is writing Ed a letter about why they broke up which includes each item in the box and how it played a hand in their break-up. So cute, so very real and relate-able for everyone. We have all had that relationship that just did not work out and always kept the stuff we got through out the relationship with us, I would have loved to have been able to do this to a past boyfriend at that age, but I never had the guts to do anything like this, just cried myself to sleep instead!!

Report This Jul 03, 2012
  • mishao rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I am a fan of the Lemony Snicket books, and I enjoyed this book. Overall, it was nothing too exciting, but very cute and somewhat fun to read. The illustrations were enjoying to look at while reading the accompanying story that went with it. But as a whole, the stories together were lackluster. I think Daniel Handler is funny and clever, so I think his little movie references are cute but tiresome. I think if you're looking for an easy and careless read, if you can manage getting through all the fake movie references, and if you like a little teenage comedy/romance then you might love it.

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