Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak
Has heartbreak broken her for good? Dumped by her boyfriend the summer after senior year, teen love and relationship columnist Lu Charles has hit a wall with her writing. The words just won't come to her like they used to and if she doesn't find a topic for her column, she'll lose her gig at hip online magazine Misnomer, and the college scholarship that goes along with it. Her best friend, Pete, thinks she should write through her own pain, but when Lu overhears another couple planning a precollege breakup just like hers, she becomes convinced that they're the answer to cracking her writer's block. And when she meets them--super-practical Iris and cute, sweet Cal--and discovers they're postponing their breakup until the end of the summer, she has to know more. Have Cal and Iris prolonged their own misery by staying together, knowing the end is in sight? Or does the secret to figuring out all this love business--and getting over it--lie with them? One thing is certain--if Lu can't make a breakthrough before summer is over, she can kiss her future goodbye. From the acclaimed author of Let's Get Lost and North of Happy comes a touching exploration of love, relationships and the pain of breaking up.
- Hardback | 336 pages
- 137 x 211 x 33mm | 408g
- 30 Apr 2019
- Inkyard Press
- Original ed.
"Many teens will find something to take away from this story. Hand to fans of Jenny Han or other romantic comedies." -Booklist "A refreshing novel about friendship and romance that defies cliché, Never Always Sometimes will win readers over with its hilarious musings and universal truths." -Adam Silvera, author of More Happy Than Not on Never Always Sometimes "An utterly charming and thoughtful meditation on love, friendship and all the territories in between." -Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything on Never Always Sometimes "Reminiscent of John Green's Paper Towns, Alsaid's debut is a gem." -School Library Journal on Let's Get Lost "Debut author Alsaid creates enough adventure to make the stories feel breathless." -Publishers Weekly on Let's Get Lost "There is a kernel of truth in every cliché, and Alsaid cracks the teen-lit trope of friends becoming lovers wide open, exposing a beautiful truth inside. He also perfectly captures the golden glow of senioritis, a period when teens are bored and excited and wistful and nostalgic all at once. Everything is possible in this handful of weeks, including making up for squandered time." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review on Never Always Sometimes "An exceptional tale of grief, ambition, love, and maturity." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review on North of Happy