The cover was pink. shocking pink. It was so pink it seemed to throb with pinkness. Smack in the middle was a raised, gold heart, split in two by a pink lightning bolt. Above the heart, in white capital letters, was the books title. The Breakup bible----
Jennifer Lewis has it all: amazing friends, editorial position on the school newspaper and the perfect relationship with her boyfriend Max Brown, her editor in chief and the boy of her dreams. Then, out of nowhere, Max casually tells Jennifer that maybe "it would be better if we were just friends,"
and the world comes to a screeching halt.
Shocked, Jen can't imagine how she's supposed to get out of bed every morning, much less face Max across a conference table meetings for their school paper. And when her grandmother gives her The Breakup Bible
, a self-help book that claims its "commandments" can make her "the happiest dumpee on the block", Jen is convinced that the humiliation of heartbreak might actually be fatal. In fact, she's sure there's been a mistake-she and Max aren't really over.
As the semester rolls on, Jen finds herself on the trail of a controversial feature story and she starts to see herself and Max on a whole new light. and she discovers that there just might be life after heartbreak.
It was one realistic book! God! Everything about this is very real. At firsthand, I think it was pretty bizarre to read about break-up stuffs because I love happy endings as I endlessly say, but jeez I really enjoyed reading this book that I finished it in one seating.
The book is dived in three parts wherein I find it very weird since the first chapter is titled The End
and the last one was The Beginning
. It really is weird but as I go along with it, I find out the reason behind it and find it pretty cool!
Jeniffer is a good lead character and everything that she is is very real and very modern teeange-y. She acts and thinks that everything is fine and its just another ordinary day and the BOOM! her boyfriend dumps her. Seriously, even though I haven't experienced that kind of scenario and I really don't want that to happen, because I for one would surely not know how to handle it. HAH! its just very typical and would surely caught your attention at first hand. I really liked reading how Jennifer get through the heartache. I feel her every ache and sadness.
The supporting characters like Jen's best friends are very fun to read in! They are all pretty hilarious. Her supportive mother, gangsta brother, gay dad and gay step-dad (which is in relationship with her dad since he and her mother were already divorced) was one heck set of characters. They are all very fun to read in! I really enjoyed every encounter with them.
In all, it was really a good YA novel. EEP! I really liked it. The story shows us that there is life after breakups. Very High school yet everybody can relate. This is one smile inducing novel.---
PS. I know some of you may be interested on the Breakup commandments so im'ma share it with youDr. Emory Emersons Ten Breakup Commandments
1. Move out
2. You cannot be friends
3. Do not process this breakup together'
4. Do not bad-mouth your ex to other people
5. Get rid of anything that remind you of him
6. Start an exercise regime
7. Pursue an interest you could not have pursued while you and your ex
8. Take a vacation
9. Embrace change
10. Go on a date-there are plenty of other fish in the sea