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liked it 3.00  ·  Rating details ·  272 ratings  ·  83 reviews
La storia d'amore tra Natalie e Dan non sarebbe potuta iniziare in modo più romantico: l'incontro-scontro nella caffetteria della scuola in cui entrambi fanno volontariato, il pomeriggio trascorso a scambiarsi sogni e confidenze, il primo appuntamento - e il primo bacio - sotto le stelle. Tra loro è scattata subito un'intesa speciale, che a poco a poco si è trasformata in ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published March 8th 2018 by HarperCollins Italia (first published July 25th 2017)
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Sarah
(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
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Stacee
Jul 22, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Thamy
May 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Hazel (Stay Bookish)
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
Dayla
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
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Joshee Kun (조수아)
What the heck just happened? Meh. RTC
Delores
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.
Meaghan
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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Abbie
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Madi ~☆TheBookNerdDiaries☆~
3.5

I enjoyed this but the ending was kinda dumb.

RTC.
Sabrina Kaye Fox
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Adrienne
“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
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Caitlyn
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
Sach
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
1.5-2 stars
The thing is this could’ve been a very good book BUT it fell short
however, this story makes realise the exact reason why I’m not ready to commit lmao
Veronica Sanchez
Not entirely how I expected it to end but it kept me interested up until the last page.
Jack Reynolds
May 06, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Leah
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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anne
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Julie
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Paperback Paris
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Michelle
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Karma
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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Claire
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
SOME SPOILERS BUT NOT REALLY*
I honestly really liked this book, but i figure it wasn’t/ isn’t for everybody after reading some of the other reviews. To start off, it was wild from beginning to end. It felt so real reading the book, from the letters to the texts. This sounded like a real, very toxic relationship, mostly because that’s what this book was about. A ‘promising’ relationship quickly turning into a toxic relationship from jealousy, cheating, lying, and lust.
The story was drama filled
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Amy
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I debated whether or not to write a review for this book. I tend to not review books which earn less than three stars, largely because I respect the work that authors do, and I respect the courage it takes to write a book.

But, Dear Reader, I had to review this one so that you know what you're in for if you choose to read it.

Lauren Strasnick follows a familiar gimmick of revealing plot and characters through emails and text messages, with an occasional letter. The problem with the gimmick is that
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Caitlyn
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Hope Sh
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a guy and a girl who broke up, over a vast period of time the girl named Natalie Who threw texts, emails, letters, and other sources to get out there he said/she said the story of their break up. This story is told by both sides Natalie and her ex-boyfriend Dan. The author wants me to know that there are multiple sides to each story, and as amazing and electric a relationship can be it's not always healthy. I was surprised by the difference in perspectives of each character, a ...more
Eri
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was actually worth the read. It was a very quick read and it was refreshing to see that a bad breakup resulted from a bad relationship. Sure I got mad and the characters were being stupid and a couple things in here hit home a little but still this isn't the kind of YA book I see a lot out there and I never thought I would like a book like this. I guess because it was in a realistic way because these two toxic characters have this toxic relationship and it just explodes in the worst wa ...more
Heidi
Sep 25, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm honestly surprised that I was able to start and finish this book in one sitting. (Thanks to it being so short) Overall, I think this book is meh, I didn't love it but I also didn't hate it.

The two main characters were so horrible to each other, I was actually appalled by how bad their relationship was. Dan and Natalie weren't a good fit from the get-go and both messed up in the span of the relationship but they seemed oblivious to the fact that they were better off staying away from each oth
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Miriam
Jul 13, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
this was probably the weirdest book i've ever read. long story short, this cishet couple ended things pretty badly, and the main character, dan (the guy) is getting letters from natalie, the ex-girlfriend. sixteen letters in all. she leaves them at his school, and at "special places" from when they were together. it was essentially a toxic relationship at its worst. each letter is written by nat, detailing the beginning of the relationship to the end. after each letter, dan tells his perspective ...more
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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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