Why We Broke Up

De (autor) Ilustrat de Maria Kalman
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Here we have Lemony Snicket writing under his own name in a powerful novel about the break-up of a teen romance, seen through the eyes of Min. Powerful and affecting, the book is also illustrated throughout by Maira Kalman. 'This poignant, bittersweet novel centres on a box of objects infused with memories of her brief, unforgettable love' "Entertainment Weekly". 'Beautifully rendered' "New York Times Book Review". Now in paperback.

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ISBN-13: 9781405277907
ISBN-10: 1405277904
Pagini: 368
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 30 mm
Greutate: 0.35 kg
Editura: Egmont Books

Notă biografică

DANIEL HANDLER has written three novels under his own name, including The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, and Adverbs, and many books under the name Lemony Snicket, including All the Wrong Questions, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and the picture book 13 Words. He was dumped at least three times in high school.

MAIRA KALMAN has written and illustrated many books, such as And the Pursuit of Happiness, The Principles of Uncertainty, Looking at Lincoln, Fireboat, and with Lemony Snicket, 13 Words. Her heart was broken in high school first by a boy who looked like Bob Dylan and shortly thereafter by one who looked like Leonard Cohen.


2012 Printz Honor Book
ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Title
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Kirkus Reviews Best YA Book of the Year
Booklist Editor's Choice Pick
Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Outstanding Book of the Year

* "Characters are vivid, and their portrayal is enriched by realistic dialogue....Hander offers a heartbreaking, bittersweet, and compelling romance with a unique angle and flare."—School Library Journal, starred review
"The Lemony Snicket author (writing under his own name) convincingly inhabits the mind of Min, a teenage girl reeling from her first heartbreak. This poignant, bittersweet novel centers on a box of objects infused with memories of her brief, unforgettable love."—Entertainment Weekly
"It's easy to predict how Handler's story will conclude from the book's few pages. It's more difficult to take such an everyday tragedy with a predictable ending and elevate it to an end point of enduring, emotionally effective art."—Los Angeles Times
* "A bittersweet diatribe of their break-up arranged around objects....all the more powerful because of how they evoke truth more than any mere relaying of facts."—Booklist (starred review)
* "As objects from the box are revealed in Kalman's vividly rendered paintings, readers are taken beneath the surface of what will no doubt be one of the most talked-about romances in teen literature....A poignant, exhilarating tale of a love affair gone to the dogs."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
* "Handler shows exceptional skill at getting inside Min's head and heart...lending real pathos to Min's memorabilia and making her sorrow all the more palpable."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
* "Handler is at his best when he's creating verbal collages of ordinary, recognizable high-school moments....Like the perfect breakup song, this turns the searing experience of losing your heart into a cathartic work of art."—The Bulletin (starred review)
* "Kalman's spare illustrations of the objects heighten the overall enjoyment and perfectly complement Handler's accomplished prose."The Horn Book (starred review)
"Happiness, passion, betrayal, and despair are detailed in stream of consciousness....Why We Broke Up is real and compelling."—VOYA
"Sure to resonate with all young adults."—Library Media Connection
"Anyone who's ever dealt with a bad breakup will love this book."—American Cheerleader