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  1. says:

    Why We Got Together by ReynjeDear Why We Broke Up ,It wasn t that long ago that I thought I would be writing you a break up letter A terse, thanks but no thanks, it s not me it s you now kindly get lost note I can be acerbic when I m annoyed and there it is, the admission, the honest truth that I thought you would annoy me.It makes me wonder why I buy books sometimes, whether it s truthfully the book itself I want or the simple act of acquisition I crave Is it the words I tell myself I need, or just the covetousness that accompanies a rush of cover lust There you were on the shelf, distinct and red and beautiful a waxy covered, solid weight in my gluttonous hands I will have this book, I thought, and I took you home.But the longer I left you on my shelf the I resented your smug presence If ever a book could be self satisfied, I thought it would be you Your illustrations, your thick paper, your heavily blurbed back cover lush with accolades Everything about you from your painfully hip cover typeface to your novel by and art by declarations started to grate on me This book, I told myself, is trying to be something This isn t a book, it s a pre packaged hipster experience, it s something to be seen with, it s something that wants to tell you what s cool and how you should feel about it Well, excuse me I see...


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    I m going to tell you something, whoever is going to read this review, if anybody will be reading this piece of junk that I am writing as I go at all I m going to tell you something, and you better believe me because I m not one to give advice to strangers unless they re lost on the subway, or wondering where the nearest KFC is I always know where the nearest KFC is I don t know how personal or convoluted this might get, but I guess it s what some people say, right The important thing is to try Never mind that those people are mostly losers, let s forget that for a moment Whatever it is that I end up telling you is going to start now, so if you re in dire need of a potty break, I suggest you do it quickly Some serious feeling dumping is about to take place here I honestly hated this book For a while there, for who knows how many pages, I saw reading this pretentious bundle of heavy and colorful pages as a chore I did Thinking back to the time when I honestly wanted this book to burst...


  3. says:

    I feel like I just went through a break up.


  4. says:

    Let me tell you, book, why we broke up You were in first person, the narrator being a girl who constantly, constantly was being called arty, different, and who always hated it, who always repeated herself and wrote in run on sentences like it would sound different And that s why we broke up Her boyfriend, this different girl s boyfriend, is a jock, and quite clearly from day 1 an asshat and a loser, and yet she dated him and loved him within two weeks of ever knowing him, and it was such a stupid and ludicrous thing for her to do, and that s why we broke up And to make matters worse, this girl, this Min, as her name is, turns out to be a sort of manic pixie dream girl who is inspiring the best in the jock She s amazing, of course, but Handler didn t make her believable at all, not the way she had friends or didn t have them, or the way she planned things or did whatever she wa...


  5. says:

    This breakup story has a nice premise, but the narrator, as written by Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket , is too artsy quirky hormonal annoying for my taste Her penchant for run on sentences and pages long angst filled paragraphs is hard to appreciate...


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    First, here s just one elided line not even the most wonderful line, just a lovely one out of a million beautiful lines that encapsulates why Daniel Handler is the most wonderful startlingly unique best ever You snacked away into the other room, and the rubber band sat in my hand, a loose worm, a lazy snake, a wide open lasso ready to rodeo something Who writes like that Who is fantastic than Daniel Handler No one, no one, no one Holy goodness gracious this book is so good Another thing this book is is long And now that I bike instead of subwaying and spend smoke breaks on my phone with the Facebook, it takes me way way longer to read things So in the spirit of this beautiful brilliant book, which is the story of a collection of objects that together make up a few month relationship, I will tell you about all the things I stuck between its pages over the month I was lugging it around.postcard listing yoga classes at Body Actualized CenterI don t do yoga, but I do write Brooklyn Spaces, for which I interview crazy people doing crazy shit in Brooklyn Body Actualized Center is a former chicken slaughterhouse remade into a yoga school and venue for chill out parties If you think that s neat, you can read an interview with the ...


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    I did not finish this book.Nor, do I have any intention of doing so.I don t pretend to be an expert on Lemony Snicket or whoever I did not read that series of unfortunate events series and frankly, never plan on doing so, either But I can say, that this author, has theoretically disappointed me.It s not that the plot was badnecessarily It s just thatthe whole thing was very annoying I didn t like the main characters I didn t like how every little thing of every thing someone did had to be wry, sarcastic or overly angsty I didn t like umwhat s the guy s name Rob Joe Something generic like that I didn t like the narratror, either which I think is important, don t you Wasn t her name Miranda or something I don t know I can t remember anyone s name.But I suppose that doesn t really matter.Because I did NOT finish this book I ve had it for what feels like years and it s cost me an arm and leg 4 bucks at the librar...


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    Wow I haven t read something I so enjoyed in quite a long while.I read this book with my friend Jesse Every day we would set a target and read up until that point, sharing what we thought of that section, gushing or ranting That experience was so much fun and it definitely added to the reasons why I loved it it was something I shared with a friend.However, this book didn t need that added loveliness for me to give it five stars The biggest point of WOO for me is the writing Daniel Handler really has his own style, and he can really work it The novel read as a stream of consciousness, as a person thinking and feeling without the filters of editing and proper grammar Some of the passages were so poetic, so well constructed, that I reread them I never highlight things, never take notes while reading, but I did with this book It was so deserving.The plot can also not be forgotten We are all aware, even before the book has started, that the two main characters will be splitting up But I found myself searching for hope that maybe they could make it work, searching for loopholes Even though I knew exactly where the plot was going, could even guess a bit of the ending, it still had me excited and intrigued.Finally, the realism of this book In a lot of ways it is instalove, but done ironically In a lot of YA novels instalove isn t done on purpose. the author simp...


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    3.5 stars What happens when an arty , different kind of girl like Min dates a popular, selfish prick like Ed Why We Broke Up happens Remember how your English teacher brought out the artistic and literary side of you when she he tricked forced you into telling something about yourself through show and tell This book is kind of written that way It is about a box of Ed Slaterton treasures Min Green collected during the entire course of their relationship.It is a very cute concept with the matching illustrations that made the entire thing interesting The book is basically one long letter written by Min to Ed and in it she explains how each token inside the box contributed to the reasons why they broke up Broken and emotional, you could truly feel every emotion of Min through her narrative She uses appealing imagery and vivid descriptions that will remind you of that time when you were experiencing the worst or perhaps most painful break up The long, almost endless run on sentences which she kept using reflect her raw and honest feelings, her anger at her experience, at Ed and even at herself It s also very interesting how she relates every incident to scenes from classic movies The only thing that annoyed me is her out of place cursing But this book is so much than just what it is because it teaches you how to face a break up and how to move on in such a healthy manner Of course, you can always go for the easy way out and that is to maybe do this and thisan...


  10. says:

    This book was BEAUTIFUL and AMAZING, but something that bothered me was how some of the things Min talked about made me think the book should have been titled Why We Shouldn t Have Dated in the First Place ...


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Why We Broke Up I M Telling You Why We Broke Up, Ed I M Writing It In This Letter, The Whole Truth Of Why It Happened.Min Green And Ed Slaterton Are Breaking Up, So Min Is Writing Ed A Letter And Giving Him A Box Inside The Box Is Why They Broke Up Two Bottle Caps, A Movie Ticket, A Folded Note, A Box Of Matches, A Protractor, Books, A Toy Truck, A Pair Of Ugly Earrings, A Comb From A Motel Room, And Every Other Item Collected Over The Course Of A Giddy, Intimate, Heartbreaking Relationship Item After Item Is Illustrated And Accounted For, And Then The Box, Like A Girlfriend, Will Be Dumped Don T Miss The 2012 Printz Honor Award Winning Title From Daniel Handler And Maira Kalman.