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16 Ways to Break A Heart

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Unfolding through letters, texts, and chats, Lauren Strasnick’s smart, sexy, page-turning new novel is the ultimate he said/she said breakdown of a relationship gone wrong.

Natalie and Dan were electric from the moment they met. Witty banter and sizzling chemistry made falling in love easy—even inevitable. He was in awe of her subversive art and contagious zest for life; sh
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published July 25th 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books
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(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

“Just don’t come crying to me when she boils your bunny.”

This was a YA contemporary story about a relationship that ended with a bad break up.

The characters in this both seemed a little self-destructive. Dan and Natalie didn’t seem like a good fit right from the start, and they both messed up within the relationship. Dan should have known better than to flirt with other girls over text, and Nat could ha
Jul 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF at 50%

I feel like what I read is not even remotely close to the book described in the synopsis. There is absolutely no love story in this book. It's an odd and toxic relationship between two horrible people. I cannot say anything nice about Natalie or Dan.

I liked the idea in the synopsis and getting Natalie's letters and Dan's current POV. I would have liked the format if it didn't rely so much on the dates and times. However, the slut shaming and casual comments about committing suicide to
May 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Reminding me of Thirteen Reasons Why, this story followed Natalie's many letters to Dan as she retold their story, intercalating with her ex-boyfriend Dan's own interpretation of the happenings. This isn't a romance, this isn't a drama.

Why the comparison? Not only the letters but Natalie's tone also reminisced Hannah's, as a bonus, she tended to visit the places things had happened. Moreover, Dan knew he had played an important part in the breakup even though it isn't immediately clear to us at
Hazel (Stay Bookish)
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
THIS BOOK IS BATSHIT CRAZY AND I LIKE IT. The narratives are so fucking strong and so compelling. I read this book in one sitting and barely even took a breath, except for the times I just had to gasp aloud because of the insanity. The letter and notes format was quickly devourable and I love that aside from getting the he said/she said perspective, we get tiny POVs from minor characters too. I know not everyone will like this but I seriously admired what the author was trying to do with this st ...more
Jul 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
I received a copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review

This book is a disaster.

That's probably the best way to describe WTF I just read (okay, speed read because I couldn't, for my sanity, take my time to read the ridiculousness of this book). I even made notes because I was just so confused while reading this that I needed to keep my thoughts straight.

Everything in this book was toxic. I literally asked myself multiple times why I was still reading this book because all of the charac
Joshee Kun (조수아)
What the heck just happened? Meh. RTC
Il confine dei libri
Salve lettrici del confine,
dovesse esserci qualche lettore, salve anche a te!
Ultimamente leggo tanto, ma proprio tanto, eppure, ogni volta che termino un libro mi viene l'ansia di non averne altri pronti ad aspettarmi.
Proprio un paio di giorni fa ho terminato uno young adult targato Harper Collins, che ringrazio per l'invio. Si tratta dell'atteso " 16 Modi per Spezzarti il Cuore " di Lauren Strasnick, un romanzo che parla dell'amarezza provocata da una sotria d'amore finita.

I protagonisti sono
This was. . .interesting, for lack of a better word. I think they are all crazy and weird and totally over the top about everything. I didn't overly enjoy this book.
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017
First off, I would like to thank the publisher and author for providing me this ARC to review. Please note that the version I read was an advanced copy, and certain events/language may be changed in the published edition.

“Who would’ve thunk it could’ve ended like this? Explosively, devastatingly, calamitously.”

Stars (Out of 10): 3/10

Overall Thoughts: I wasn’t the biggest fan of this book. I often like someone to cheer for, or at least some semblance of goodness in the characters, but in this cas
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reason why I read this book:
1. The title intrigued me.
2. The cute cover.
3. Boredom.

When I got this book I thought it would be something akin to the book Why We Broke Up (which was just meh for me). I immediately liked the style of writing the author used --- the two versions of reality between Natalie Fierro and Dan Jacobson; the emails and the texts between various spectators to their romantic drama. Natalie's letters were reflective, emotional, and borderline at times but they were truthfully
Madi (TheBookNerdDiaries)

I enjoyed this but the ending was kinda dumb.

Elisabetta Veneziani
Non era esattamente quello che mi aspettavo, ma non sono riuscita a smettere di leggere finché non l’ho finito
Kira Magnus
Apr 22, 2018 rated it liked it
je sais pas trop pourquoi j'ai continué ce roman jusqu'au bout car il a beaucoup de défaut.
Mais la fin du livre, je ne l'ai pas du tout vu venir et pour ca chapeau
Sabrina Fox
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Quick read. I love Natalie because she reminds me of myself as crazy as she is. Dan was a super-douche, glad he got what he deserved.
Would have finished sooner had people left me alone to read in peace. I need MORE from Strasnick.
Karin - Le Lettrici Impertinenti
Recensione di Marshmallow per il blog Le Lettrici Impertinenti

La storia di Natalie e Dan, i nostri due protagonisti, ci viene raccontata da due voci narranti. Una è quella di Natalie che, attraverso le sue lettere, ripercorre tutte le tappe salienti della loro storia d’amore: il loro primo incontro nella caffetteria, il primo appuntamento e il primo bacio. Tutto visto attraverso i suoi occhi, tutto raccontato seguendo le sue emozioni e i suoi sentimenti. E
“I loved you so much.”
“We destroyed each other.”

Well, that perfectly echoes the beginning and end of most relationships.

I love how the author told Dan and Nat’s love story. The book alternates between witty letters written by Nat, and Dan’s present-day thoughts on the letters and their overall relationship. There were also some text/chat conversations which shed more light on their inevitable destruction.

When I first read about their earliest memories, I kinda wished they’d get back togethe
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Schadenfreude. It's truly a fitting word to describe the messy, ugly, and distasteful love story of Nat and Dan. Yet I didn't fall for Nat or Dan as they fell for each other. I didn't fall for their giddy, intoxicating yet toxic love. And thus I did not watch wide-eyed, heart flayed as they broke apart and broke each other—their breakups and rage sex, spectacular implosion and self-sabotage. Theirs was a cocktail romance: short, pretty, fireworks in your eyes—and? The hangover hits. And it hits ...more
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
review coming soon
Dazz Ross
May 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-s
When I read the premise for 16 Ways to Break A Heart, it immediately appealed to me. Though I had never head of Strasnick prior to this (my high school's library has her first book despite that), it caught my eyes scrolling through Harper's teen releases for the summer. Though there was no cover for it (that would come later), I was instantly curious to see what would happen in a complete breakdown of a relationship that started off so well.

So when I was able to receive an ARC, I definitely want
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
In a bid to clear my Kindle of its many, many books (that’s an understatement) I am going through my Kindle in alphabetical order (there’s no other way – if I think too hard about what I want to read, then I end up not reading a thing) and culling any book that doesn’t immediately grab my attention. I culled the first book I tried, but 16 Ways To Break A Heart grabbed me immediately – it was such a quick read, but I loved the he says/she says nature of the book and the fact that Nat’s entire POV ...more
Samantha (WLABB)
This is not a love story. It's an unlove story. What started out with so much passion, quickly turned toxic, and now one is left broken, and takes the opportunity to tell the other how he broke her.
I never let anyone buy me anything but our eyes locked and the angels sang and I instantly knew I could love you.

It's a well known fact, that I like light, fluffy romances with an HEA. This was the opposite of that. This was sad, and showed that dark side of love. That unhealthy side. These two were
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Nat and Dan are super flawed characters and their relationship is toxic but their story had me soooo absorbed! I really liked this book a lot. ❤ The only thing I didn't like about it is how the problem in the 16th letter got somehow downplayed which led the story to an abrupt ending. I wouldn't be surprised if there's gonna be a sequel, but a spin-off, maybe?

I'll post a longer review on my blog close to the release date.

Disclaimer: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
wow this book I thought was going to be breakup and getting over someone .So not the book I read. This book was like a train wreck and I wanted to finish this book to see what happened. Wow dan was dating 2 girls and they didn't like each other. He also is working on a big project for school. Wow I felt that that the girl was crazy at times or stalker like . I didn't like the ending either.
Lily Beatrice
Recensione presente sul blog Lily's Bookmark

La storia d'amore tra Dan e Nat inizia come in un film romantico: i due ragazzi si incontrano nella caffetteria della scuola, iniziano a parlare e dopo un pomeriggio di chiacchiere sulle loro vite e i progetti futuri, rimangono folgorati l'uno dall'altro. Il loro amore cresce d'intensità, nutrito da romantiche sorprese e tanta passione.
Ma lo spettro della gelosia e la paura di non essere abbastanza per l'altro comincia a far incrinare il loro rapporto.
Il salotto del gatto libraio Graziano
Recensione a cura del blog Il salotto del gatto libraio

Capiamo subito che la storia tra Natalie e Dan è una storia malata, fatta di gelosie, attimi d'amore, litigi e poi ancora sorrisi e scenate.
Non è la solita storia d'amore in cui attraverso le parole dell'autore, si assaporano i bellissimi attimi dell'innamoramento, i due protagonisti si sono già lasciati e noi, attraverso le 16 lettere che Natalie ha scritto a Dan, vivremo la loro storia e i motivi ch
Paperback Paris
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
In 16 Ways to Break a Heart , Lauren Strasnick does a wonderful job describing exactly what it feels like to have your heart broken in high school. However, the difference in this tale is that Strasnick gives her character, Natalie, the strength to process and confess the ways her ex-boyfriend, Dan, damaged their relationship, and the many events that led to their falling out.

Natalie and Dan were good together at the beginning of their relationship. They both liked things in each other like N
Romance and Fantasy for Cosmopolitan Girls
Romance and Fantasy for Cosmopolitan Girls

16 è il numero dei capitoli che compongono questo romanzo, 16 sono le lettere che Natalie fa trovare a Dan e che lui inizia a leggere nel corso di un’unica giornata.
Le lettere seguono l’evolvere della loro storia d’amore e dei momenti più significativi, tra una lettera e l’altra troviamo mail, sms, chat. Questa struttura particolare crea un po’ di confusione nel lettore, vi è infatti un costante salto temporale tra le diverse forme di narrazione.
Oltre a
Le cercatrici di libri
Questo romanzo narra la storia di Natalie e Dan, si incontrano per caso nella caffetteria della scuola, l'intesa tra loro fin da subito è forte, due persone completamente agli antipodi, Natalie solare trasgressiva, una piccola bomba.
Dan invece è il classico bravo ragazzo... Un amore nato per caso, immediato, forte, ma questo potrebbe non bastare per portare avanti una relazione, se poi ci aggiungiamo che i protagonisti sono adolescenti, credo che per quanto tutto possa sembrare idilliaco, perfe
Michelle MacQueen
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for YA Books Central

An intensely real story about two people whose love turned to destruction.

The story:
Natalie and Dan had a connection from the moment they met. She had a flair for life and an incredible artistic talent. He had a good-boy reputation and dreams of his own. They were opposites in every way, but they fell in love.
The story picks up after their breakup. Natalie has written her side to their story in letters that she leaves for Dan, giving him a glimpse into the girl he l
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book's synopsis really enticed me. However, in the end, I feel as though it's synopsis was the problem.
The way the plot was described on the blurb noted that the female protagonist was left broken hearted after an exhilaring relationship with the male protagonist and has left her version of their "love story" in places "only he will find".

Firstly, referencing their relationship as a "love story" indicates a feeling of passion which only appeared in a toxic way when it came to Dan and Natal
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Lauren Strasnick’s debut novel, NOTHING LIKE YOU (Simon & Schuster, 2009), was an RWA RITA award finalist in two categories, Best First Book and YA Romance. Her second novel, HER AND ME AND YOU (Simon & Schuster, 2010), was a 2012 ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Her work has been translated into French, German, and Portuguese. In addition to writing, Lauren teaches fictio ...more
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