Why We Broke Up by Lemony Snicket audiobook

Why We Broke Up

By Daniel Handler
Read by Khristine Hvam

Hachette Book Group

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781611135374

  • ISBN: 9781611130027

Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Khristine Hvam, surprisingly, never lets bitterness or regret take over her first-person narration as the jilted girl. Hvam particularly shines in the voicing of Min, Min’s friends, and Ed’s friends.” AudioFile
“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, editorial review
“Readers are taken beneath the surface of what will no doubt be one of the most talked-about romances in teen literature…A poignant, exhilarating tale of a love affair gone to the dogs.” Kirkus Reviews
“Daniel Handler’s novel captures the seemingly chance situations and temperamental differences that lead to breakups.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review
“Filled with long, lovely riffs of language…exquisite scenes of teenage life and the sad souvenirs of one high school relationship, Why We Broke Up is a silken, bittersweet tale of adolescent heartache.” New York Times Book Review
“It’s easy to predict how Handler’s story will conclude from the book’s few pages. It’s more difficult to take such an everyday tragedy with a predictable ending and elevate it to an end point of enduring, emotionally effective art.” Los Angeles Times

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Author

Author Bio: Lemony Snicket

Author Bio: Lemony Snicket

Daniel Handler has written numerous books for grown-ups under his own name and a series of books for younger readers under the name Lemony Snicket. He was dumped at least three times in high school.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English