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2012 – Why We Broke Up, by Daniel Handler

January 23, 2012

“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.

Post links to reviews of or your thoughts on this book in the comments.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 6, 2012 11:47 am

    Interesting book. Here’s my review.

  2. March 18, 2013 5:46 pm

    I could really relate to this book. I wish I’d done the same thing with my x-boyfriend. Maybe then I could have purged him better.

  3. May 28, 2013 8:40 pm

    I loved this book! Here’s my review:

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