Why We Broke Up

Paperback | January 21, 2014

byDaniel HandlerIllustratorMaira Kalman

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The lavishly praised Printz Honour Award winner, now in paperback

Min Green and Ed Slaterton have broken up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they brokeup. A movie ticket from their first date, a comb from the motel room they shared, and every other memento 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.

Why We Broke Up is a sincere and moving portrait of first love, first heartbreak and all the firsts in between. Min’s smart, sharp, devastatingly honest voice is one of the most memorable in contemporary young adult literature.

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The lavishly praised Printz Honour Award winner, now in paperbackMin Green and Ed Slaterton have broken up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they brokeup. A movie ticket from their first date, a comb from the motel room they shared, and every other memento collected over the course of a giddy, i...

DANIEL HANDLER has written for grown-ups under his own name and for younger readers under the name Lemony Snicket. 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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:January 21, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443401900

ISBN - 13:9781443401906

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"A poignant, exhilarating tale of a love affair gone to the dogs." -KIRKUS REVIEWS (STARRED REVIEW)

"Like the perfect breakup song, this turns the searing experience of losing your heart into a cathartic work of art." -THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS (STARRED REVIEW)