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Over You

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After the grand explosion of her relationship, seventeen-year-old Max Scott developed what every girl in the history of the world has been waiting for: a way to get over being dumped. Now Max is the go-to guru for heartbroken high-school girls all over NYC. But when her ex unexpectedly shows up in her neighborhood, Max’s carefully controlled world starts to unravel. With h...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published August 21st 2012 by HarperTeen (first published August 1st 2012)
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Hmph. This book basically pissed me the heck off, which sucks because I thought I was off my recent streak of bad book. I had so been looking forward to this book, and I bought it the day it came out, but within the first 8 pages, I disliked this book.
My Issues:
1: The book is in third person. This wouldn't be such an issue if it didn't keep CHANGING characters without any warning. One minute it'll be Max, then the next Taylor, then Ben, and then whoever else the McLaughlin felt like throwing in...more
Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus have done it again, managing to create yet another amazing book that I just couldn't put down!

I picked up 'Over You' as an ARC and was over joyed to have their latest YA novel in my hands. I hadn't known what the book was about until I started reading it and once I knew I found the coincidence a bit funny.

In 'Over You' the main character Max Scott starts a sort of business who's goal is to help girls going through a bad break up get over the boy who broke the...more
This book was… wow. It had me focused on it for about 3 hours straight, and that’s all I needed to finish it. It follows the story of Max, who runs a breakup recovery program. You see what Max goes through on a daily basis and how she changes and learns what her program is all about. I loved this book. It wasn’t what I was expecting. It was a cute, quick, fun read!
The cover is so cute! Everything about this book is cute!  I love how they show a happy couple, and then suddenly the girl is...more
Mary (BookHounds)
release date 8.21.12


Max has been moved almost every year of her life by her journalist mother who now decides she needs to put down roots in order to get into a good college, so she is shipped off to a posh boarding school This doesn't faze Max much since she is adept at joining the in crowd no matter where she ends up by being a chameleon with sure fire methods of adaptation. Except this time, Max has trouble making in roads with the snooty people that exist at St. Something....more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
I love a story of girl sticking together through heart ache. At first, I wasn't real sure how this self-made heart break guru is going help others. As I read the through the story, the author painted a bigger picture that what I saw.

What I enjoyed most about this story is the guru herself, Max. After a heart-break she had come up with methods to help the grieving process as well as the self esteem. I loved this parts the most. It showed Max's compassionate side to helps others what she had been...more
Natalie (Natflix&Books)

Meh. I think my time with these authors is drawing to a close. I don't know why I keep getting sucked into their books! Their writing style is so easy and fast-paced, but I'm usually disappointed in the end.

Over You was ok. It is a cute idea and a cute book. Max is a 17 year-old girl living in New York and running her own break-up recovery business. When a girl has been dumped and is heartbroken, she swoops in with steps to get the girl over that boy and on with her life. The problem is that...more

How is it that civilization evolved the ability to shuttle someone to the moon, but other than capturing its excruciating details in every medium, it hadn't come up with anything to guide women through heartbreak?
This is a story about a 17-year-old girl, Max Scott, who runs a company of her own called Ex, Inc. With the help of Max's two friends, the company helps girls all over New York get over their exes. So far Max is the guru of heartbreak, until she sees Hugo...more
I was really hoping that Over You would be a great book, when I had read the description I thought it sounded like it could be good. I was really expecting some things to be different than what they actually where though, and I was really disappointed with the way things played out. As far as the writing goes, it was decent. Not the best I have seen, but it was enjoyable from that aspect.

I had so many issues with the story once I actually started reading it. When I started this book, I thought i...more
Over You isn't exactly what I thought it was going to be. Still is was a cute, light read.

We meet Max, a girl that has had her heart broken. Like most teenagers she didn't handle it so well. In fact you might say that she went a little crazy. That's when it hits her...there has to be a way to deal with a break up to make the guy realize his mistake, right? One thing leads to another and Ex. Inc. is born. Now with Max on a mission to make all guys swallow their own foot and every broken hearted g...more
I've heard great things about the Nanny Diaries by the same two authors and was really excited when I saw they'd written a YA novel! So of course I jumped at the chance to read and review this wonderful sounding book!

So I am a bit sad to say that I didn't end up enjoying this book as much as I wanted to. I think part of this was due to the writing style not really working for me. The third person present form for some reason made me feel like there was a big wall between me and the characters an...more
I love love love this cover! It's what made me want to read this book in the first place, followed by the blurb.
This is the first book I've read that's by Emma and Nicola, I wasn't aware that they wrote The Nanny Diaries until I started reading this but it made me all the more excited to read this.

Over You, for the most part, is the story of Max who after getting her heart broken, moves to New York and starts a company called Ex Inc. that helps girls after their brutal break-up and pick up the...more
Proud Book Nerd
In general, this was a cute book, but I can't decide if the cuteness outweighs the issues I have with it.

- Theft, which Max tries to explain away (she's just "borrowing" without permission). And not just small things –designer clothes. Thousands of dollars worth.

- Max is a hypocrite. Bit time. She's preaching to these broken-hearted girls but not taking her own advice.

- She's in New York City and does things that I'm sure cost TONS (especially in NYC). Where's she getting the money for this stu...more
Is this the type of book that I usually read? NO
Did I enjoy it? MORE THAN YES
So here is the review:

So, let me start off by saying that I felt so many emotions during this book I laughed my ass off, got sad, got REALLY angry at Max, and overall just had a fantastic time.

Max is a girl who has started a business called Ex Inc. to help girls get over their ex-boyfriends, she runs this business with her two best friends Zach and Pheobe. Max started this business because her ex-boyfriend Hugo “dumped”...more
Over You was such a fun, light-hearted, fast read that was incredibly relatable from the start. It's a wonderful go-to summer read, when you're just lounging around and wanting something that isn't heavy handed and is equal parts engaging and entertaining. This book quenches all those thirsts for cute charming reads. It's the perfect post-break-up book, with all of Max's advice on how to get over the guys that break your heart. The characters are likable and easy to connect with, the plot is en...more
I was rooting for this book the whole time I read it, wanting desperately for it to be better than it was. Wanting to like the main character, care about her business, fall in love with her love interest, or hate her ex. But I couldn't.. not really. I couldn't really conjure any emotions.

This book was light, and fun, and kind of cute at times. I appreciated the cheeky voice, even though the perspective shifted, mid-page with no warning, between main character Max and any number of secondary cha...more
Princess Bookie
My Thoughts: We’ve all been dumped and if you haven’t, lucky you! It makes us stronger, eventually, it makes us open our eyes to want we want in a relationship.

We are introduced to Max who was in love with Hugo. Perfect Hugo in her eyes. He noticed her, he made her feel good, he appreciated her, until he didn’t anymore. Max got dumped. She couldn’t handle it, so she moved to a new city, dropped out of school, and started her own business.

She helps girls get over their ex’s. Simple enough, right...more
Max is a girl, who like many others, has suffered a horrendous break up that left her alone and brokenhearted. She is the founder of Ex, Inc. which is a flourishing company that helps devastated girls get over boys that recklessly damaged their hearts. Max seems to such a strong and confident character. I couldn’t believe that she put together this program to help other girls in need, and she really cared about their recovery. Her story, of her own break up, was not revealed until later of cours...more
Over You is a quick, adorably funny read about friendships, relationships and finding what makes oneself truly happy!

Max was a fan-freaking-tastic main character! I loved everything about this girl; her personality, sense of humor, style and I especially loved her entrepreneur skillz! Her business is seriously the best thing ever! Broken hearted? Bummed about it? Max has got the fix! She’ll get you over your ex so fast you won’t even remember why you liked him in the first place! She’ll also mak...more
This book was a super light, fun read that was a bit too shallow for me.

So, I kinda liked Max? I have mixed feelings on her, which really could be a good thing. Very real to life, you know? She made stupid decisions. She had a tendency to be overbearing. She was also kind of creepy. But Max also meant well and wanted to be a good person. She wanted to reach her ultimate goal and I admire that.

The story was actually really interesting. There were a few points that annoyed me, a few I didn't see c...more
Completely in love with this book, it wasn't what I expected.
I loved the strong lead of max and how she lead her business. She's confident strong and determined to make her business Ex Inc. a global enterprise.
Through all the tears and strategic melt down and moments Max falls in love, confronts her past and learns about herself, her business and love.
♥adinda ♥
is it wrong that i pictured them as james BTR and the girl in 'music better with U' video ??
they looked so cute 2gether :D

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Ivey Alana  Byrd
Reading the synopsis of this book, I was so excited to read Over You because who doesn't love a little revenge in their books? I started reading it and I just couldn't get into it like I usually can with other books. Don't get me wrong, the story is great, the characters are unique and funny, but I just wasn't feeling the story. I finished the book, and as it got towards the end, things really picked up. However, when I finished I wasn't blown away. This is a good book to read to pass the time,...more
I'm sorry to say that I really don't like the book. I was so happy when I first got it, After a few chapters, I just wish it'd be over soon.
Mar 10, 2014 XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Fans of books focused on getting over heartbreak.
Recommended to XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL by: Goodreads.com, public library, my sister.
The first thing that attracted me to the book was the cover. It's actually really pretty and interesting because it makes you want to know what happens in it. The second was my sister read it a few months ago and thought it was good. The plot was interesting and I liked the concept of it. There was also parts that made me laugh and parts that made me go aww. I liked how it flowed through the book and moved smoothly and transitioned. The characters were good. I liked Max because she was independe...more
I am sad to say that Over You is probably one of the most disappointing books I have read this year. Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus’ books have gotten so many rave reviews that I expected to adore this one. Sadly I was severely let down and I found myself trying so hard to get through the book without giving up.

Max is a hard girl to like. She has this company where she helps girls get over their exes but she has yet to get over her own. She is this huge hypocrite who falls all over her ex as s...more
Andrea at Reading Lark
Review Posted on Reading Lark 8/30/12: http://readinglark.blogspot.com/2012/...
*4.5 Rating

I have never read anything by the Emma & Nicola duo before so I honestly had no idea what to expect. I've been on a contemporary binge lately so I figured this novel might satiate my thirst and I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. I loved this one! This was just the read I needed this week to combat the stress of work - it kept me entertained and laughing.

Over You tells the story of the heart...more
Krista (Nawanda Files)
I really wanted to enjoy Over You. The plot sounded right up my alley: a light read about a girl starting her own company for the recently dumped. Sign me up! But sadly, the book just fell really flat for me. In contemporaries I really rely on great characters. The quirkier, the better! In Over You, I didn't mind that the characters weren't quirky. It was that there was nothing there that I really even connected with at all.

Max is the lead even though the book is told from three POVs (more on th...more
This book was super cute! I really enjoyed it and it's a MEGA fast read, I read it in two sittings! Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus do a wonderful job bringing teenage heartbreak to life in this fantastic YA novel. But not to fret, it's not a dark and angry book but rather a book full of hope and possibility--a book that shows the curing power of moving on.

Over You introduces us to Max, a teenage girl who has turned the worst experience of her life, her first heartbreak, into a successful busin...more
Contemporary romance hits with a vengeance in this humor-filled novel as seventeen-year-old Max sets off to heal the broken hearts of girls across NYC and help them get over their ex-boyfriends. She does this through her non-profit company EX, INC with the help of her best friend Zach and Phoebe. As a high school dropout (with plans for college at NYU, where she also plans to build up her company into something bigger), Max has plenty of time to look after the healing hearts of her clients. What...more
Ariel Avalon
Review also posted at my blog

Max decides that there has to be more to life for girls than pining for their exes after they are dumped. There has to be a way to get over them faster and get on with their lives. Energized with the idea of getting over an ex after her own dumping, she sets out to create Ex Inc. Now she is the go-to for helping girls get over their exes and give them back the confidence they deserve. But when her own ex, Hugo, shows up in her neighborhood, she learns that she isn't...more
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