The Breakup Bible
Jen Lewis is having a great junior year. She is the features editor of the school paper, and she’s dating Max Brown, the paper’s editor-in-chief. Everything is perfect—that is, until Max says, “Maybe it would be better if we were just friends.” In shock and total denial, Jen wonders how she is going to deal with the pain of seeing Max in school every day. Her misery only i...more
Jennifer had the perfect boyfriend, the All-American Boy, Max Brown, who she has had a crush on since kindergarten. Everything was fine and peachy for them, or at least that is what Jennifer believed. Out of nowhere Max tells her that he has been thinking about this a lot and just ends their relationships. Heartbroken, Jennifer has no idea what went wrong and is having trouble seeking out the answers, most likely because all sh...more
I've always appreciated Melissa Kantor's writing style - it's engaging and endearingly sarcastic (not the kind of sarcasm that seems to be written just for sarcasm's sake; it could even be called an ironic sarcasm, the kind that p...more
I think Kantor was able to really elevate what could have been standard YA fare and create something more standout, fun and interesting. The storyline is relatively simple, and something we have read multiple times in YA lit: a teen boy breaks up with his unsuspecting girlfriend, and she is left reeling and completely traumatized by the break up. Now, I have to admit that I often get impatient with these female characters who lose their marbles, don't go to school, have a minor breakdown, etc. a...more
Warning: Plot Spoilers and Discussion Follow Below.
Setting: The book takes place in 2007 at Hillsdal High School.
Jennifer Lewis has it all: amazing friends, editorial position on the school newspaper and the perfect relationship with her boyfriend Max Brown, her editor in chief and the boy of her dreams. Then, out of nowhere, Max casually tells Jennifer tha...more
Jennifer has been moved up on my list of most annoying protagonists to ever have their own book. She was such a whinny little bitch. It felt like she wanted to seem so much smarter and mature than she was.
The plot I'm guessing had to do with Jen's boyfriend breaking...more
I was wondering how Jennifer was going to get over Max. As anyone whose every been in love knows breakups hurt and take some time to get over. I liked how there was another storyline and another guy Gene who sounds too sweet.
I got another lucky pick here. Plus I do like happy endings :)
Jennifer Lewis, the protagonist and dumpee starts the book off heartbroken after her then-boyfriend Max pulls a Let's Just Be Friends. She picks up a self-h...more
The breakup happened before the book starts. Jennifer Lewis a fresh start junior student also the head of the school newspaper who got dumped by her senior boyfriend Max Brown. Jennifer would usually go though the day complaining to her friends, mother and...more
I also liked how Melissa Kantor...more
Everything is going sixteen-year-old Jennifer's way. Her boyfriend Max Brown is a handsome, witty senior who works with her on the school newspaper, and she is on track to be a future journalist. She has two great best friends who are intensely loyal to her. Her parents are divorced because her father is gay, but she and her mother get along well, and her father and his significant other are sensitive, kind and loving toward her. But then, tragedy strikes. Seemingly out...more
I loved the book The Breakup Bible that was in this novel because it gave the funniest advice ever. And what I liked best was the character - Jen's - reaction to them. Absolutely hilarious! Though Jen's reaction and depression after being dumped by her ex-boyfriend, Max, is too unrealistic, it was still an appealing plot.
My favorite character would have to be Jay, Jen's dad's boyfriend. That's right, boyfriend. Apparently her dad fo...more
This Young adult novel starts as Jennifer Lewis (aka reporter Lewis for the school newspaper) gets dumped by the dreamy Max Brown (aka the head of the school newspaper). As she goes through days of crying, her mother takes her to her nanas, her Mom’s mom. Nan gives her some advice and a book titled “The Breakup Bible.” She doesn’t give it a chance, as she is too caught up in trying to get Max back. But as the days and weeks and months go by she fin...more
At last i finished this book. actually I start reading this June and I stop reading this because many other great books come and I read it again yesterday and finished it.
So here's Jen Lewis, editor of the school paper and here's Max Brown, the paper's editor-in-chief. And their together until Max tells her “it would be better if we were just friends.” Making matters worse, she catches him kissing another girl from the paper. Jen wonders how she is going to deal with the...more
As the book goes on their is another girl that the same thing happens to her.Her name is Jennifer, she had the best boyfriend ever, Max.But then one day it seems like Max just wanted to be friends, so he broke up with her & then J...more
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1. Move out
2. You cannot be friends
3. Do not process this break-up together
4. Do not bad mouth your ex to other people
5. Get rid of anything that reminds of him
6. Start and exercise regimen
7. Pursue an interest you could not have pursued while you and your ex were together
8. Take a vacation
9. Embrace Change
10. Go on a date”