The Breakup Bible by Melissa Kantor

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Jen Lewis is having a great junior year. She is the features editor of the school paper, and she's dating Max Brown, the paper's editor-in-chief. Everything is perfect—that is, until Max says, "Maybe it would be better if we were just friends." In shock and total denial, Jen wonders how she is going to deal with the pain of seeing Max in school every day. Her misery only intensifies when her grandmother gives her a book that she heard about on the radio. Dr. Emerson's The Breakup Bible claims that "there's no reason a woman can't get over a breakup very quickly if she'll just follow a few basic commandments." Jen is doubtful. What does Dr. Emerson know about her and Max? In a send-up to the scores of dating books on the market, Melissa Kantor's The Breakup Bible tackles the aftermath of a high school romance with her trademark honesty, humor, and wit.

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Author Bio: Melissa Kantor is the author of the best-selling Confessions of a Not It Girl, a Booklist Best Romance Novel for Youth; If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince?, a YALSA Teens Top Ten Pick; The Breakup Bible, a YALSA Best Books for Young Adults nominee; and Girlfriend Material, a Junior Library Guild selection. Melissa is a teacher in Brooklyn, New York, where she lives with her husband, the poet Benjamin Gantcher, and their three children.Visit her online at
Published August 13, 2010 by Disney Hyperion. 292 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Jen is crushed when her boyfriend tells her “it would be better if we were just friends.” Making matters worse, she catches him kissing another girl from the school paper, where she als

Jun 04 2007 | Read Full Review of The Breakup Bible

On the other hand, readers may tire of how long it takes Jen to get over Max, and they may not know what to make of The Breakup Bible (which instructs Jen to cut out inspirational messages such as "Mr. Wrong is in the garbage where he belongs" and "I complete me.") Also, the story line in which J...

Sep 09 2014 | Read Full Review of The Breakup Bible

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