the breakup bibileBook Title: The Breakup Bible
Author: Melissa Kantor
Number of Pages: 265
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (April 10, 2007)

Jen Lewis is having a great junior year. Not only is she the features editor of the school paper, but she’s also 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 can possibly deal with the pain of seeing Max in school every day. Jen’s misery is so transparent that even her Nana can tell she’s depressed, so she buys Jen 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?

The Breakup Bible deals with a girl, Jen, who is dealing with a recent breakup. She is completely heartbroken and depressed. Jen tries to pinpoint where her and Max went wrong and all his faults. On a visit to her grandmothers, she receives Dr. Emerson’s “The Breakup Bible.” Jen doesn’t think Max is at fault for the breakup even though he was the one who said they should just be friends. Still thinking that Max may one day realize that he made a big mistake on breakup with her, all the while Max sends Jen mixed signals during their journalism class. Will she ever fully get over Max, and find out that there’s more to life than him?

The insightfulness the book provides of what a girl feels like when going through a hard breakup is pretty realistic. Even if Jen slightly got on my nerves when she clearly couldn’t see Max as a jerk. The book consists of some good advice for the heartbroken and in denial girls.

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