Why We Broke Up

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Dec 27, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 354 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

Min ends up dating Ed Slaterton Co-Captain of the basket ball team and after about a month they break up. Min's friends tell her she needs to get rid of the box with all his stuff so she decides to ... Read full review

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I tried. I really did. I thought the first chapter was overwrought and unbearably pretentious, but I thought, "maybe it gets better, or at the very least I'll get sucked in and the pretension will ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

DANIEL HANDLER has written for grown-ups under his own name and for younger readers under the name Lemony Snicket. He was dumped at least three times in high school.

MAIRA KALMAN, acclaimed artist and designer, has created many books for both grown-ups and children. Her heart was broken in high school by a boy who looked like Bob Dylan.

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