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Over You

3.39  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,289 Ratings  ·  220 Reviews
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
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Dec 08, 2012 Ade rated it did not like it
Shelves: books-i-own
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
Aug 23, 2012 Beck rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites-2012
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
May 11, 2015 Colette rated it liked it
Quirky, fun, and unique, this read shows one how to get over an Ex in just a couple of weeks...or so according to Max. Readers looking for a short, entertaining YA story would enjoy this novel. Overall 2.5/5 stars; didn't amaze me, but was an easy read.
Jul 07, 2012 Samantha rated it really liked it
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
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.
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Jul 22, 2012 Savannah (Books With Bite) rated it really liked it
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
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
Khim Anne (someonepurpleblooded)
Such brilliance on bringing humor to the never ending story of love and heartaches. I love the theory and the master objective of Max's company. Who better knows the secret of a battered heart better than a girl who suffered from it. But as it always goes there are different sides of the stories and I like it tgat they presented it here. Love is kind of cliche as a topic with different stories with same topic all over the internet nowadays, but the authors crafted a tale that appeals to the girl ...more
Kyra (Blog of a Bookaholic)
Over You is about seventeen year old Max who believes she has found the perfect cure to heartbreak. After a certain boy leaves Max in despair, sobbing on the floor, she decides it's about time that the world - who is so advanced in other areas - has a cure for something that everybody faces at some point in their lives. And so EX, Inc is born. Max has the perfect solution to remedy heartbreak and with her company's 100% success rate, she intends to make it global. However, Max's world is thrown ...more
Aug 26, 2012 Justin rated it liked it
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
Aug 10, 2012 Darkfallen rated it liked it
Shelves: read-n-reviewed, arc
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
Aug 27, 2012 Daisy rated it liked it
Shelves: egalley
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
May 30, 2012 Anjana rated it liked it
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
Jan 01, 2016 Heather rated it liked it
In general, this was a cute book, but I can’t decide if the cuteness outweighs the issues I have with it.

Issue #1 ~ Theft, which Max tries to explain away (she’s just “borrowing” without permission). And not just small things – designer clothes. Thousands of dollars worth.

Issue #2 ~ Max is a hypocrite. Big time. She’s preaching to these brokenhearted girls about how to move on but not taking her own advice. Worse, she refuses to talk to anyone – even her best friend, Zach – about her own heartbr
Jul 31, 2012 Kayla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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”
Jul 23, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-read-2012
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 e ...more
Jan 19, 2013 Emily rated it it was ok
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
Princess Bookie
May 26, 2012 Princess Bookie rated it really liked it
Shelves: read2012
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
Aug 07, 2012 Chelsey rated it liked it
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
May 20, 2012 Brooke rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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

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 Hug
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
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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<3 for them !!! mmwaaahh Lol :D
Alaina Boschi
Jun 11, 2014 Alaina Boschi rated it it was amazing
I rated this book with 5 stars because i found it very helpful for girls who are actually going through a break up and need to get over their ex. What i liked most about it is that the author used the main characters ex in the book. Max (the main character) helped everyone get over their boyfriends but now she has to get over her own. She had to use her skills that she showed the other girls to help herself get over her ex too. I think this was a very good example that the author put in the book ...more
I have to say, this book just let me down and I can't believe this didn't become a book on my DNF shelf.

Overall, this book was lacking that ooomph that you always want when you read a book. It provides the magic, and wraps you into a world where you can just escape the real world for a bit. This book was lacking it and it just made the book a bit boring.

While I understand that this novel focuses on romance, the insta-love between her and Ben just wasn't doing it for me. The narration over it in
Ivey Byrd
Mar 28, 2014 Ivey Byrd rated it liked it
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
Feb 28, 2015 Ilinalta rated it liked it
Over You was fairly enjoyable. The writing flowed very nicely. The idea of Ex. Inc was very interesting. That being said, I was excited to read how Ex. Inc worked.

Max is a determined and strong female character with some unresolved issues. When Max was confronted with romance it got complicated. I can see how the romance in Over You would annoy some readers, but for me it just added to the story.

I wish there was more detail and information about Ex. Inc. The whole idea of the business was intr
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, 2015 Wen rated it liked it
I think this book is standard, it's not very unique, and it is hard to understand. Personally, I get confused about which perspective it is written in. It's in 3rd person and then 1st person, the story hardly has any structure, and without re-reading the sentence I wouldn't understand what she was trying to say to the readers. I like the plot and the idea, but what makes it an average love book is the instant love and the cheesy one. It is not terrible, but it is not good though, I would recomme ...more
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