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Breaking up with someone is a major pain---unless you can hire someone else to do it for you! And Amelia demands top dollar for her professional break-up services. Everything's business as usual until David, one of the boys she's been hired to dump, throws her for a loop. Now she must decide if David’s intentions are genuine, or if there’s something sinister behind his fli ...more
Kindle Edition, 216 pages
Published (first published December 8th 2011)
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Kathy * Bookworm Nation
This is probably more like a four star read, if you don’t overanalyze it like I did.

Overall, it’s a cute story. I liked our heroine Amelia. To earn a little extra college money she helps girls breakup with their boyfriends. Because of her “profession” she doesn’t have any friends, mainly because she changes personality depending on who she is breaking up with. She goes through multiple hair colors, clothes and names to get the job done and keep her identity a secret. Then one day she stumbles u
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Jolene Perry
Jul 27, 2011 Jolene Perry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fun-reads
Super Fun :D

Okay, so at about 30%, I thought I had this book figured - I mean, there's only so much you can do with a fun romantic-comedy, right?
WRONG.
It was SO fun, she added a LOT of twists and turns that weren't expected. The characters felt real, the tension felt real, and I loved how she wrapped up the ending.

This book felt like the fun-ness of the eighties high-school movies. And I loved it :D
Mesa
Nov 11, 2011 Mesa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s a really cute book. It’s a fun, easy, cute and quick read you don’t want to miss. I was in the mood for a great YA chick-lit that are easy, fun and just a book that will put a smile on my face—and The Break-Up Artist just did that. From the moment I started reading, I was sure I’d love it.

Amelia has lived most of her life as an outcast and she loved it. She doesn’t have a friend or any social life for that matter (she doesn’t even have relationship with her mother), and she was happy with i
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Kelly
Jan 11, 2012 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was excited to read this book because I thought it sounded cute and different. I thought the book was really funny at times and I found Amelia to be a likeable enough character. It was a nice, quick read. Overall, it was a cute book and I did enjoy it.

However, there were some things that bothered me: I didn't understand how David could so easily change from being so against Amelia's work to wanting to help her. To me, that didn't seem likely since he was constantly trying to get her to stop a
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Suzana
Apr 11, 2012 Suzana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked it. It was a cute, fun and light read, but I had some issues with it.

First, the things I liked about it. Amelia is confident and hard-working. She knows what she wants to be when she "grows up." She knows how much work is involved and is willing to sacrifice to achieve that goal. She has not had an easy life and does not have a relationship with her mother, but she is not giving up. She grows during the course of the book and is willing to change because she can see how her "job" is not
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Inspired Kathy
Sep 08, 2011 Inspired Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
I should probably wait a couple months to post this review. The Break-Up Artist by Shannen Crane Camp doesn't even have a cover yet and won't be released until December. However I know myself well enough to know that if I wait any longer I won't remember the book well enough to say much more than I loved it.

I received an early review copy of this book and had no intention of reading it yet. It was a digital review copy that I didn't have a clue how to transfer to my Kindle so I had to sit at my
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emma grace
The storyline was very promising, and I feel like this could have been such a great book. That is probably my biggest pet peeve. Where the author has such a strong idea/framework for their book, and you get really excited about how good you think it will be, but then it turns out to be poorly written.

It started out good; I enjoyed the first couple chapters a lot. But things didn't move along well and the same thing kept happening over and over again. The characters weren't expanding, and I got
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Danyelle Ferguson
Dec 14, 2011 Danyelle Ferguson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Breakup Artist starts off with a quick pace and lots of sass. I love the characters, their backgrounds. I especially loved when Amelia is discovered and falls for the guy who wants her to give up her "job". The ending wasn't as great as the rest of the book. I felt like the story didn't get wrapped up in a satisfying way. Overall though, I enjoyed the book. I especially think teens and college students will enjoy The Breakup Artist.
Jessica
Jun 13, 2012 Jessica rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
this book was kind of dumb. yet still kind of entertaining. i DID finish it, so i guess that says something. my main problem with the book is that the plot is just so ridiculous i almost couldn't handle it. anything else that might be good about the book is kind of hidden in the shadows.
Kathy
Jul 15, 2011 Kathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Break-Up Artist by Shannen Crane Camp is absolutely delightful! I laughed, I cried, and I fell in love with Amelia. I can't wait for the sequel (hint hint!)
Luisa B.
Jul 21, 2012 Luisa B. rated it liked it
Este libro me gustó muchísimo más de lo que esperaba. Aunque la historia puede parecer simple y completamente predecible, tuvo algunas cosas que realmente fueron de mi agrado.
Mi mayor problema con él está en el final.
No que tuviese un final triste o trágico, pero sentí una doble moral de parte de algunos personajes que sinceramente me pareció completamente desagradable, además de inesperado. Para mí, fue como si en 10 hojas destruyeran todo lo que se estuvo hablando a lo largo del libro. Se sup
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Kathryn Cooper
Nov 17, 2011 Kathryn Cooper rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! The summary sounded so fun, and it did not disappoint. Just thinking about it makes me want to read it again. It's perfect if you're in the mood for a light hearted, funny, romantic book!

There was a lot more involved with being a breakup artist than I realized. I thought Amelia's friends would ask her to breakup with their boyfriends and she'd break it to the guys like in junior high. I was happily surprised, Amelia got paid by girls to breakup with their boyfriends in a way t
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Mandi Slack
Feb 17, 2012 Mandi Slack rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Breakup Artist by Shannen C. Camp is just the sort of book that will leave you laughing until the very end. The plot is a fun, witty, and it's just the sort of book I love to read. Amelia, a high school teen, has created a very profitable business as a "breakup artist". You can pay her fifty bucks, and she'll dump your current boyfriend, leaving you free of guilt and free to pursue another crush. Amelia runs a professional business, and her busy schedule leaves her no time for relationships ...more
Katie W
Sep 08, 2011 Katie W rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Amelia has an interesting job--she's the girl other girls go to when they want to break up with their boyfriends. She does the job that most high schoolers dread--and gets paid for it, usually making the guy fall for her and then breaking the news to him. One job goes awry when the guy, David, seems to see her for what she is. Will her career go up in smoke when he threatens to expose her?

Amelia...I felt sooo sorry for her. She changes hair colors, styles, and personalities with each job. She do
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Aspiring Reads
Jul 15, 2014 Aspiring Reads rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
i was going into this book with little expectation and it turn out the way i expect it to be, poorly written and bad ending. I mean I do enjoy the 200 pages of it but I felt little connection to the character and did not really care what happen to them. I feel like this could've been longer because the ending didn't match up anyhow. First of all why did David agree to let Amelia continue her business at the end when he opposes to it the whole entire book. He simply encourage her to continue it b ...more
Kim
Jul 18, 2012 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the book. It sounded like an interesting story and I was not disappointed. A girl that gets paid to break up with your boyfriend for you. She had files of each guy she had to breakup with for someone else. She studied up on the guy and practically went undercover. She had different hair colors, hairstyles, clothes, the whole getup.It was so she could be anonymous and never be recognized. Pretty clever if you ask me.There were a lot of twists and turns that were not expected. The B ...more
Tamera Westhoff
Dec 28, 2011 Tamera Westhoff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was very interesting for me, because I remember high school romances being so short-lived. I liked a different guy for each block day, so I understand Amelia's ability to break others up without any qualms. I thought the mysterious stalker thing was very unexpected and her inability to figure out who she really was, was sad. I know there are a lot of teens (and early twenties) who are still figuring it out, so they could relate. I liked the romance and the plot. I thought the relationship w ...more
Anastasiya
The storyline was promising and rather interesting. The actual execution leaves much to be desired.

The books lures you in and then - BAM! And things become a little surreal. For me anyway. Believability slipped and toppled and crashed and burned. I didn't feel connected to the characters or the story, at all, in any way. In the end things have become so ridiculous that I resorted to skimming.

Perhaps this book will finds its audience in someone else.
Not in me though.
And in all honesty, I cannot r
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I thought there was a lot to like about this book. It was young and had a fresh feel to it. I'm not sure I could exactly pinpoint it right now but there was just something towards the end part of the book that didn't sit well. I was disappointed, I guess. Maybe I expected a bigger fallout between the MC's after certain things happened? Or maybe their reactions just didn't jive with the how I perceived the characters to be? I don't know for sure. But, having said that, I really did love the MC an ...more
Nellie
Jun 24, 2012 Nellie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun, cute, easy read. Clean enough for my teen daughter. From the book: Breaking up with someone is a major pain-unless you can hire someone else to do it for you! And Amelia demands top dollar for her professional break-up services. Everything's business as usual until David, one of the boys she's been hired to dump, throws her for a loop. Now she must decide if David's intentions are genuine, or if there's something sinister behind his flirting. ...more
Karlene Browning
I liked several aspects of this book. I felt the basic concept/theme was good. I liked Amelia's character. But some of the other characters fell short. They didn't seem realistic to me. I also thought the ending was too fast and not quite satisfying. However, it was an okay read.

(The girl on the cover looks way too old for the character. I know the author has nothing to do with that, it just sort of irks me.)
Abby Maxwell
i think this book was a big surprise. other than the fact that she had to try to "seduce" the boyfriends, this book was not trashy at all. i was a bit confused at how Amelia and David started dating, though. it seemed like they chose to stay friends, and then she kisses him. i also think she said "i love you" WAY too fast. but i did think it was a nice, light read.
Robyn
Jan 27, 2014 Robyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this, only it was a few months ago, I don't know why I didn't write a review. Cute story and although it was fairly predictable there were enough twists to keep me interested. I still haven't decided if I think what she does is helpful or hurtful for herself and/or others.
No sex, No violence, No language.
Jeanette Dummer
Feb 06, 2012 Jeanette Dummer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a fun book! At first, I didn't know if I'd like Amelia because she appeared to have no personality, but as we get to know her, we discover she has a very fun personality and she's a very likable character. Fun, original premise. Would probably recommend for a little younger crowd, but I'm in my late 20's and enjoyed it thoroughly.
Tina
Jan 24, 2013 Tina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maybe closer to 3.5. I got sucked right into this cute and witty teenage girl book. It was a fast read and had a good story line that kept me reading. What I didn't love was how physically intimate 16 yr olds were acting after just meeting. Not the best example for young girls. I also didn't love that the boy ended compromising his own moral standards to meet the girl halfway.
Rachel
Jan 20, 2012 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Breakup Artist gives a refreshing, new perspective to the high school story. The heroine, Amelia, is likeable and relatable. Though you feel like you know her well by the end of the story, you'll be surprised by the outcome. I would recommend this book to adults and young readers alike. Very impressive debut novel!
Anni
Interesting. This was totally different that I thought. It was more serious that I though. WOW, the end... It's weird that it wasn't sad enough to make me cry and not funny enough to me mention. I'm not sure what it really was that I liked this book but it definitely was worth of reading.
Jeanie
Nice clean read. Not one single bad word or sexual content. That was a nice for a change. Story about a young girl finding love and not realizing what she is missing until someone took the time to know her and show her. Some might think it a little cheezy but I like to call it breezy!
Rebecca Dean
Jan 25, 2012 Rebecca Dean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun book! I was so disappointed when I discovered this author had not written any other books (I'm going to keep searching).

Descriptive scenes, descriptive characters and I was always waiting for the other shoe to drop throughout the book, it was great!
Debbie
Dec 19, 2012 Debbie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was interesting. It is the story of a high school girl that her female schoolmates hire to break up with their current male interests so that they can date other people, until her job back fires on her.
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Shannen Crane Camp was born and raised in Southern California, where she developed a love of reading, writing, and anything having to do with film. After high school, she moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University, where she received a degree in Media Arts and found herself a husband in fellow California native Josh Camp. The two now live in Utah with their miniature schnauzer Hemingway. Sha ...more
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