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Why We Broke Up
Why We Broke Up | Daniel Handler
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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GatheringBooks
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#LiteraryLove Day 17: There is a box filled with #heartache in this illustrated novel. While this book may be deemed as a purging of sorts, it was never heavy-going nor irrepressibly-gloomy. The pain is lined with humor and random ruminations that won‘t ever cease, very-free-association-like. There is an audible-albeit-expected gasp when the reader gets to see the entire picture. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-52d

vkois88 💔💔💔 5mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#anewchapter #uniqueread

From the synopsis: ‘Min Green and Ed Slaterton have broken up. All that is left of their relationship is a box, and inside it is the reason why they broke up, comprised of bottles caps, matches, a protractor, and various other objects of great significance. It's an odd, funny, heartfelt story of love and loss told through the most unlikely assortment of items.‘

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds interesting!!! 6mo
vkois88 I think I've heard of this one!! It sounds like it would be cute... 6mo
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GatheringBooks
Why We Broke Up | Daniel Handler
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#AdelesMayMashUp Day 20: #AllIAsk is a box filled with poetry, obscure films, and rose petals signifying everything and nothing. Why We Broke Up. Illustrated by the unparalleled Maira Kalman. Full review here:
https://gatheringbooks.org/2013/01/16/why-we-broke-up/

vkois88 Sounds like an interesting read 1y
Jenny I heard this book was so beautiful. I need to pick it up. 1y
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Susanbones
Why We Broke Up | Daniel Handler

JUST FOUND OUT THAT THE AUTHOR OF WHY WE BROKE UP IS THE SAME HUMAN BEING AS LEMONY SNICKET.

There.

Just felt like I had to document that somehow.

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janehreads
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5/5. i love love love loved this. the author, daniel handler, is actually the non-pseudonym of lemony snicket, whose writing style i really like. it was a lot of log descriptive passages and a lot of attention to detail, which was one of the main themes of this book. also, the illustrations were beautiful! be warned if you want to buy this, though, the heavy paper makes it hard to hold (i almost dropped it on my face, 😂).

Purrfectpages I‘ve had this on my list for awhile. (edited) 1y
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janehreads
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i‘ve gotten sick again 🤧🤧

i really wanted to make a post about how beautiful the illustrations by maira kalman are. lovely :)

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Stephlit
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This book was brilliant in many ways. It made me rehash some of my own adolescent disasters. That said, I didn‘t love the style (though I did love the structure), and wouldn‘t recommend it for everyone.

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saraisabel
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Good book to finish while waiting for Hurricane Irma to pass us by. Thank you @WanderingBookaneer for lending it to me eons ago. 🤣

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saraisabel
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Good book to finish while waiting for Hurricane Irma to pass us by. Thank you @WanderingBookaneer for the lending it to me eons ago. 🤣

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morevna
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I love how colorful and thoughtful this book is. They really made an effort for it.

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You have to admire the effort they put into this book!

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lyssamarie_reads
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Bought this because I discovered Daniel Handler = Lemony Snicket. Turns out, "Unfortunate Events" is a lot better. It's an ok novel if you're just getting out of a bad relationship, or if you really like old movie references that most people won't get.
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morevna Wait, what? This is from Lemony Snicket?😱😱 I didn't have a clue! Wow. 2y
lyssamarie_reads @morevna yes!! Lemony Snicket's real name is Daniel Handler! Cool, right? 2y
morevna @TheUltimateBookGeek that's so funny, I read Why we broke up 4 years ago and I didn't know this. 😳😂 2y
lyssamarie_reads @morevna that's funny! Well now you know :) 2y
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Well-ReadNeck
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Here's the teen's summer reading haul. I may be raiding her shelf 🤗

Reviewsbylola 😍😍 2y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
intothehallofbooks I love Being Friends With Boys! 2y
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irre I really liked 2y
DebinHawaii @Well-ReadNeck I echo @irre We Are Okay was really good! 👍📚 2y
Jinjer I took a screenshot cuz some of those titles caught my eye. 2y
josie281 And adding to the TBR. I check out books for me and my son. It's fun 2y
minkyb I still love reading the same books with my girls (25 and 29) 😍 2y
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cyanthecolor
Why We Broke Up | Daniel Handler
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This book chewed me up and spit me out.

I thought this was brilliantly written, and I loved Min's character. Her voice was so poignant and relevant, and I loved reading her letters to Ed.

The illustrations in this book were absolutely stunning as well. They completed the story perfectly.

My heart is broken. Everyone, go read this book.

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cyanthecolor
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"I'd ruin any day, all my days, for those long nights with you, and I did."

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apocolyptic_ashes
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"The thing with your heart's desire is that your heart doesn't even know what it desires until it turns up."
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Stories and chocolate bars ❤ best ways to spend Sundays??

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ashlinisme
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So true

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aleccorral
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Panpan

I really wanted to love this book ☹️ but the truth is I just liked the drawings on it... the story ended up being boring, and for me it kind was nonsense #sorrynotsorry #whywebrokeup

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poetrygirl03
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Just rip my heart out of my chest, why don't you? Very addicting read, I couldn't put it down. It's great if you've experienced heartbreak of your own, definitely reminded me of my ex at times. But even if you haven't, it's a good plot line that keeps you guessing. Thank you to my AP Lit teacher for recommending this for me ❤

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saraisabel
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My goal for #24in48 is to finish books I had already started but for some reason hadn't gotten around to finish them. 💪🏻😊

CocoReads Yeah, I've only finished one of my current reads. I keep grabbing smaller things off my stack instead.... 3y
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OCathryn238
Why We Broke Up | Daniel Handler
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I tried reading this. It just couldn't keep my interest. It's very all over the place and it's hard for me to even think of recommending it. No offense to the author, but it is not a very good book IMO.

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jesslovestype
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The Original Manic Pixie Dream Girl™
Also just like a sweet, genuine representation of teenage love and angst and a girl getting her shit done—even if the epistolary premise is a wee smidge ridiculous. It was really beautiful to read a book that allowed two teenagers to fall for each other, be together, and break up without either belittling what they shared or demanding they stay together forever.
And the accompanying art, oh my. 😍 #ya

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jesslovestype
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Does every version of this book have such beautiful art interspersed throughout? Looking forward to getting started on the train this morning! 🌺 #ya #yalit

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LivtheLibrarian
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It was a very good read, that even I, as an adult, can still relate to. It kind of also serves as somewhat of a cautionary tale, I think. I did enjoy the way the book was written in the sense of Handler had a commendable grasp of how teens actually talk, and that's not alway with proper English, lol.

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laurenschultz620
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It looks like a journal without the dust jacket, and I love it 😍 bought it used, so I don't have a dust jacket with it, but so far it's heartbreaking (as to be expected)

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ericarobynreads
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"I waved but couldn't answer, because I was finally letting myself grin as wide as I'd wanted all afternoon, all evening, every sec of every minute with you, Ed. Shit. I guess I already loved you then."

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tarivardamir
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Easy read. Very relatable.

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Bailedbailed

The overarching problem of this desperately quirky novel is that it can be summed up thusly: "you were an insanely narcissistic creep who treated me like dirt. That's why we broke up." Honey, walk the other way and stop navel-gazing. This boy was never worth your time in the first place.

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stacybmartin
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I listened to this on audio so I missed out on whatever art came with it. It was short and pretty decent.

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HeatherReads
Why We Broke Up | Daniel Handler
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This book is so heavy in hardback

Sydsavvy It's such a great book! 3y
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cristij78
Why We Broke Up | Daniel Handler
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Ugh. Should've broken up with this book after the first three page run-on sentence. And why was this book so HEAVY? Beautiful illustrations, terrible characters, and seriously, reading this was like doing bicep curls. Skip it, unless you want a good arm workout.

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minkoyajanelle
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I loved this book. I thought it was so cute!

Sydsavvy So loved it! 3y
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razzie10
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"I'd ruin any day, all my days, for those long nights with you, and I did."

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nycbookboi
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I couldn't even get through the first four pages. I'm not one to often complain about characters but I do need to care about them somehow to keep reading. The next page could have said she got hit by a truck and I would have been happy! Petty.

Taylor I'll never get over that guy's watermelon comment. 3y
Mushkbooksh Haha 😂 1y
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