Why We Broke Up

Why We Broke Up

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"I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened."

From the author of The Basic Eight comes a novel the Telegraph hailed as 'A poignant tale of adolescent heartbreak'.

Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship.

A wonderful read for anyone who was captivated by David Levithan's The Lovers Dictionary or Jenny Han's P.S. I Still Love You. A classic of young adult fiction that will resonate with anyone who has ever had their heart broken.

"Beautifully rendered... - New York Times Book Review

DANIEL HANDLER has written for grown-ups under his own name and for younger readers under the name Lemony Snicket ('A Series of Unfortunate Events' and 'All The Wrong Questions'). He was dumped at least three times in high school. MAIRA KALMAN acclaimed artist and designer, has created many books for both grown-ups and children. Her heart was broken in high school by a boy who looked like Bob Dylan.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 350g
  • Electric Monkey
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • w. col. ills.
  • 1405277904
  • 9781405277907
  • 75,988

Review Text

"A poignant tale of adolescent heartbreak". (Telegraph)
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Review quote

* "A bittersweet diatribe of their break-up arranged around objects....all the more powerful because of how they evoke truth more than any mere relaying of facts." ""Booklist", starred review""
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About Daniel Handler

Daniel Handler is the author of the best-selling 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' (under the pen name of Lemony Snicket), a collection of books for children. He has also written various screenplays, and three books for adults: 'Basic Eight', 'Watch Your Mouth', 'How to Dress for Every Occasion, by the Pope' and 'Adverbs'. He lives in San Francisco.
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Rating details

58,860 ratings
3.49 out of 5 stars
5 22% (12,706)
4 31% (18,138)
3 28% (16,699)
2 13% (7,661)
1 6% (3,656)
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