Saturday, July 28, 2012

Review: Over You

Title: Over You
Author: Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
Published: August 21, 2012
Source: Edelweiss Review & Publisher

After the grand explosion of her relationship, seventeen-year-old Max Scott developed what every girl in the history of the world has been waiting for: a way to get over being dumped. Now Max is the go-to guru for heartbroken high-school girls all over NYC. But when her ex unexpectedly shows up in her neighborhood, Max’s carefully controlled world starts to unravel. With her clients’ hearts hanging in the balance, Max will have to do the seemingly impossible: get over him once and for all.
Brilliant at bringing humor to the trials and tribulations of the lovestruck, #1 New York Times bestselling authors Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus have crafted a tale that will resonate with any girl who has ever been in love or had her heart broken. It brims with smart observations, features a pitch-perfect teen voice, and will attract fans of Jenny Han, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Barnholdt. Readers are sure to fall head-over-heels for this sharp spin on breaking up, making up, and getting even.

This book was… wow. It had me focused on it for about 3 hours straight, and that’s all I needed to finish it. It follows the story of Max, who runs a breakup recovery program. You see what Max goes through on a daily basis and how she changes and learns what her program is all about. I loved this book. It wasn’t what I was expecting. It was a cute, quick, fun read!

The cover is so cute! Everything about this book is cute! J I love how they show a happy couple, and then suddenly the girl is all alone and in cover! It shows how she was okay, even after a relationship that looked like a good time.

The writing was just okay. It was a little confusing at times and jumped from person to person POV’s. That became difficult to read at times when I would be reading a paragraph in Max’s POV and the next it would be in Ben’s or Taylor’s. Other than that, it was a good read. It really showed what it was like to have your heart broken and the recovery process.

Max was amazing. She would swoop in a save you from depression. She was strong and confident, but at times stupid and a little na├»ve. There was times when I wanted to reach into the book and smack Max silly. She had too much going on to be completely happy and relaxed. It wasn’t until the end that I was like, “YES! NOW MAX IS EVEN MORE AMAZING!!!” Yes, I really did say that. Though quietly, because it’s three am and my family is asleep.

Ben is soo cute and super sweet! Every scene with Ben in it, I found myself swooning over him! He was like the perfect guy. Sure, he had his stupid moments and I had a mini freak out on Twitter, but it all worked out in the end! I loved Ben so much, and he reminds me of my best friend, and that just made me love him even more!

All in All:
How could this book end?! That was another fault there. I wanted to know all these things and it just ends. I hope that she does more with these characters and that it just doesn’t end there! 

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