Breaking up: something no one ever really wants to do, but is sometimes inevitable. And four of the best authors out there sure can empathize. Niki Burnham, Teri Clark, Ellen Hopkins, and Lynda Sandoval regale readers with the breaking up woes in their uniquely different and realistic stories. There's Tobey, who breaks it off when his girlfriend pressures him to have sex with her, and Dee, who, after a nasty bump on the head, is now able to read minds. She calls it quits when her newly acquired powers reveal her boyfriend's true colors. Lisa experiences heartbreak when she finds that she was merely "practice" for her inexperienced guy before he moved on to prettier girls. And Mia experiences anguish and humiliation when she's betrayed by the pretty, popular girl.
Each of these characters will speak to the reader as their story unfolds. The writing is straightforward and perceptive, from Clark's funny and fast paced style to Hopkins's beautiful and striking poems. This is one book that holds a powerful message between its two covers: heartbreak happens, and along with it is something better if you can let go and continue to move forward.
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