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Publisher's Summary

"I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened."
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. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.

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©2011 Daniel Handler (P)2011 Hachette
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Critic Reviews

"Written with an emotional depth that allows both adult and teen readers to revisit memories of heartbreak and find pieces of themselves in Min--and maybe even Ed, Why We Broke Up will leave you wondering how Handler knows exactly what it's like to be a teenage girl in love." (Amazon.com review)
"The Lemony Snicket author (writing under his own name) convincingly inhabits the mind of Min, a teenage girl reeling from her first heartbreak. This poignant, bittersweet novel centers on a box of objects infused with memories of her brief, unforgettable love." ( Entertainment Weekly)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Barbara on 08-24-15

Wasn't for me!

Very boring! Couldn't listen to most of it and fast forwarded. Want my money back :/

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1 out of 5 stars
By Shannon Vellone on 03-03-18

Not as anticipated...? Disappointed.

Maybe I missed something, but I was not aware that this book was this type of fiction when I bought it.
The writing really leaves a lot to be desired even for this type of young genre; and I have to say that there was no way I could finish it.
Really predictable dialogue did not help; while this genre is not my fav at all, this was not a good example of writing in it.

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