Monday, January 23, 2012

Book Review: Why We Broke Up

Min isn't the type of girl that catches Ed Slaterton's eye. He's a basketball star while she's not interested in sports. Min loves watching old movies, talking with her friends over coffee, and going on adventures.

One night, two months ago, they clicked. Their relationship lasts two months. Their friends didn't understand their relationship. While Min and Ed acknowledge their relationship doesn't make sense, the heart doesn't always care.

When they break up, Min dumps a box on Ed's doorstep. The box is filled of objects with memories of their moments together. She writes letters to correspond with each object.

My Thoughts: I LOVE the uniqueness of this book. I love the letters explaining the significance of each object. I really liked this book, but I didn't love it. I couldn't really connect with Min. I could feel the frustration with her letters, but she didn't really voice her opinions to Ed. I felt like she lost herself in him, which resonates truthfully with relationships. While I was intrigued by the book, there was something missing from keeping me from loving it. Still, I needed to find out why they really did break up and that kept me turning the pages.

Cover Thoughts: Cute

Source: From the publisher - Little Brown

** Why We Broke Up is a Printz Honor book (announced just this morning)


Claire Talbot said...

This one is on my list to read...

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Bummer that it felt like something was missing, but it does seem like a worthwhile read. Hopefully my library will get this one :)

Great review!