Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman

brokeupRecommended by Genesis T. (September winner of Domino’s Pizza gift card)

“You either have the feeling or you don’t.”

                                             -Daniel Handler, Why We Broke Up

Through a letter that the lead protagonist, Min Green, explains to her ex-boyfriend, Ed Slaterton, the reasons why they broke up with a series of souvenirs she kept throughout their relationship.

Why We Broke Up reminds me of the book  Eleanor and Park and the book Someone Like You because they all are about romances that tragically end. The thing that stands out about Why We Broke Up is how very detailed every piece of it is. From deciphering facial expressions to little cards with facts about actresses on them. Oh, and Min Green is completely hysterical. I think that Why We Broke Up was difficult to read because of how detailed the author goes into about every emotion, thought, type of music, anything really but that is really what makes it such a good read. I give this book a 4 out of 5 rating. You should read this book if you like romances, bizarre humor, and really abrupt endings.

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