25 Women to Read Before You Die
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | August 11, 2015

    Felicia Day: IMG Felicia Day's Playlist for You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)



    These songs go along with some of the chapters in my book You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost). Hope you enjoy! 1. "Sooner or Later" by... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$5.50
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Children's Young Adult- General

This title in other editions

The Breakup Bible

by

The Breakup Bible Cover

ISBN13: 9780786809622
ISBN10: 0786809620
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $5.50!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"'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 also works. Jen cannot sleep, cries constantly and thinks she 'could actually die of heartache.' Even with supportive friends and family — and opportunities to advance her journalism career — it takes time to move on. Kantor (Confessions of a Not It Girl) successfully juggles several storylines, including Jen's work on a controversial article about race relations at school, her mother's attempt at romance after years on the sidelines and even a fun first date for Jen with a boy who bravely takes her salsa dancing. These threads make Jen's world seem very real and reflect her growing sense of self. Readers may not know what to make of the actual self-help book Jen's grandmother buys her (called The Breakup Bible); full of clichs (such as 'A fabulous, foxy lady such as yourself knows when it's time to say good riddance to bad rubbish!), the cheesy book seems to help Jen at times, but ultimately ends up in the trash. Jen goes through much of the book thinking 'I'm so sad, I'm so sad, I'm so sad,' which may overwhelm readers, but in the end, they will likely be convinced both of Jen's readiness to move on and of her ability to see the good and the bad in her first romance. Ages 12-up.' Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In a send-up of the scores of dating books on the market, this latest from the author of "Confessions of a Not It Girl" tackles the aftermath of a high school romance with her trademark honesty, humor, and wit.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 2 comments:

hot mama, December 8, 2010 (view all comments by hot mama)
this book is da bomb. my mama says max is a jack ass though
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
hot mama, December 8, 2010 (view all comments by hot mama)
this book is da bomb. my mama says max is a jack ass though
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
View all 2 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786809622
Author:
Kantor, Melissa
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Subject:
Juvenile fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Dating (social customs)
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Girls & Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20081223
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 15.12 oz
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. One of Those Hideous Books Where the... Used Trade Paper $3.50
  2. Curse of the Jolly Stone Trilogy... Used Mass Market $1.95
  3. River Boy Used Trade Paper $1.95
  4. Midnight Pearls: A Retelling of "The...
    New Mass Market $6.99
  5. Just Listen
    Used Hardcover $3.50
  6. The Queen of Everything Used Trade Paper $2.95

Related Subjects

Children's » Situations » General
Young Adult » General

The Breakup Bible Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$5.50 In Stock
Product details 288 pages Hyperion - English 9780786809622 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'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 also works. Jen cannot sleep, cries constantly and thinks she 'could actually die of heartache.' Even with supportive friends and family — and opportunities to advance her journalism career — it takes time to move on. Kantor (Confessions of a Not It Girl) successfully juggles several storylines, including Jen's work on a controversial article about race relations at school, her mother's attempt at romance after years on the sidelines and even a fun first date for Jen with a boy who bravely takes her salsa dancing. These threads make Jen's world seem very real and reflect her growing sense of self. Readers may not know what to make of the actual self-help book Jen's grandmother buys her (called The Breakup Bible); full of clichs (such as 'A fabulous, foxy lady such as yourself knows when it's time to say good riddance to bad rubbish!), the cheesy book seems to help Jen at times, but ultimately ends up in the trash. Jen goes through much of the book thinking 'I'm so sad, I'm so sad, I'm so sad,' which may overwhelm readers, but in the end, they will likely be convinced both of Jen's readiness to move on and of her ability to see the good and the bad in her first romance. Ages 12-up.' Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In a send-up of the scores of dating books on the market, this latest from the author of "Confessions of a Not It Girl" tackles the aftermath of a high school romance with her trademark honesty, humor, and wit.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.