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Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
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Aug 04, 2012

it was ok

I know I should love this book. But I don't.

I know that it has won awards for its creative plotline (I'm a sucker for 'stuff-based' novels.) and realistic voice.

But....I still think its pretentious. I couldn't connect to the narrator at all. Her voice is grating, annoying and her logic escapes me. Her stilted prose, though raw and real and emotional, is more jarring than creative. I just couldn't love this book, even though I know I should have.

I think that there is a niche for this book...the artsy teenager, the drama lover. But I don't see this as a book that will resound with all teenagers.


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