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Why We Broke Up

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Why We Broke Up

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Maira Kalman

$9.99 US | $9.99 CAN
Available Dec. 27, 2011

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  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Age Range: 15 & up
  • Grade Level: 10-17
  • Pages: 368
  • Dimensions: 6" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316194587

  About The Book

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 is writing Ed Slaterton a letter to accompany the box of mementos she is about to dump on his front porch. Item by item, illustrated and accounted for, the letter will tell the story of a giddy, intimate, heart-breaking relationship.

Garnering six starred reviews and a Printz Honor Award, this poignant, exhilarating novel, like a stranger at a party, swept readers off their feet.



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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

"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


Handler, Daniel (1544649)

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.

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