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3.38  ·  Rating details ·  1,496 ratings  ·  232 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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Jun 27, 2012 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
May 10, 2015 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.
Aug 23, 2012 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 their h
May 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Jul 07, 2012 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
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Jul 16, 2012 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
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reads
Over You is a fun bubbly read. The story was very nicely wrote, and definitely a interesting read. The story captures a strong, determined female character who has a business that try’s to help girls get over their ex’s, but only to find herself in her own situation.
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
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

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 see
Feb 26, 2012 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
Aug 24, 2012 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
May 14, 2012 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
Princess Bookie
Feb 25, 2012 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
Apr 30, 2012 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
Jul 14, 2012 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 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 ...more
Chelsey Wolford
Aug 07, 2012 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 18, 2012 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
Aug 10, 2012 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
Tiffany (About to Read)
May 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Over You is a cute story about independence and heartbreak. After going through a rough breakup, Max designs a full proof program to help girls get over the exes and starts a little business out of it. While I loved the sense of empowerment and the addicting quality of the writing, there were little things about Max that kept me from loving the book.

I come from a strong entrepreneurial background, so I thought it was fantastic that Max started her own business. That said, she didn’t charge for h
Jul 19, 2012 added it
Shelves: 2012-debuts, arc
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
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
adinda widya
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
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.
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.
Justice Fortune
May 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
Reading is like dreaming with your eyes open. It’s setting aside all of life’s problems and losing yourself in a fantasy world. Although you may lose yourself in a good book, you may also find yourself as well. Reading certain books can change your perspective on life and just that itself is amazing. Every book doesn’t always have the capability to do that to the reader, you just have to find the right one intriguing enough to make you forget about real life for a bit. Over You is a novel writte ...more
Nov 21, 2017 rated it liked it
I did not enjoy this book as much as I hoped. It really reminded me of the hit classic movie, "John Tucker Must Die," except it wasn't as original. Personal problems I had with this book was that it was like a rip-off john tucker must die, and so I felt like the idea wasn't as original and it kind of bored me. Then, I hated the fact that it was written in third person because that makes it so much more impersonal and harder to relate to and imagine. Additionally, I don't know what it was, but th ...more
Deea (Andreea)
Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2012, contemps
This was a fun, quick, chic read! It’s the kind of book you read by the pool, sipping a cool cocktail and daydreaming about cute boys, big cities, fancy fashion, parties and vacations... A perfect summer read! (after all the tragic, intense books I’ve read lately, I really needed something light and entertaining).

Told in 3rd person POV, Over You is a contemporary story about friendship, young love, relationships, break-ups, broken hearts and learning to move on.

I haven’t read many Young Adult bo
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Over you is one of the most interesting and drama filled books I have ever read. Emma McLaughlin did an amazing job at making the lead character so relatable to any teenage girl in the world. It starts off telling the reader a little about Max, the main character and how she's had to move so much because of her mom's job as a journalist, but then one day her parents decide to send her to a boarding school in New England. Here enters the love interest. She thinks he is the love of her life but of ...more
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