Why We Broke Up


What is there to love about a book so sad, and angry, and the character so bitter about how her relationship with the school’s resident popular guy turned out, well, quite a fiasco? A lot. When you put in Daniel Handler, the author of the highly acclaimed author of the well-loved children’s classic, A Series of Unfortunate Events, into the mix. That, and the prose so beautifully written, like a real teenage girl would have penned down a letter to an ex, explaining why they broke up.

Min, seventeen, is breaking up with her boyfriend of two months. In a box full of mementos of their short-lived love affair, she writes him a very long letter putting in plain words every sad things of why she called it quits with him and dumps the box onto her ex’s doorstep.

“I’m dumping the whole box back into your life, Ed, every…

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