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August 17, 2012

Review: Over You by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus - Farah

Title: Over You
Author: Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
Publication date: August 21st, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genre(s): Young Adult (contemporary)
Challenges: Contemporary
Source: Publisher
Format: ARC
Pages: 288
When seventeen-year-old Max Scott got her heart broken she didn't just sit at home sobbing into her ice cream and obsessing over her ex, Hugo's, latest Facebook postings. Well, actually she did. But she also decided that no girl should have to be tortured like that, so she read through all the psych books, Oprah transcripts, and historical precedents she could get her hands on and came up with a foolproof program to get over being dumped.

These days, Max is the go-to guru for heartbroken high-school girls all over NYC. But when Hugo shows up in her neighborhood, suddenly Max is so busy trying to avoid her own ex that she isn't able to help anyone else with theirs. As Hugo invades her life all over again, 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 her ex once and for all
One thing I can say about this book is that, I LOVE the cover. Its extremely adorable, and at the bag of the book, you can see the same pictures, but the guy's face is scribbled on with a pink pen. CUTE! haha! Anyways, the main protagonist, Max, helps girls all over NYC to "get over" their ex boyfriends. Max finished her school, and is taking a one year break. In that period of time, she has established Ex, Inc. Along with her best friend Zach, and her other friend, Phoebe. Ex, Inc. has a sufficient program to help girls to actually get over their ex-boyfriends, and not just cry and sob all day long for being dumped. This is the first time I read a book like that, and I find it extremely cute and funny.
The writing is different than most books. It's from third person point of view, which I actually found it to be a bit weird in the beginning, but I eventually got used to it. Max is a very interesting character. I really loved the "girl-power" she seemed to take everywhere with her, and how she tries to make other girls have it as well. In this book, Max takes on a new client names Bridgit. After her boyfriend, Taylor, broke up with her, she becomes miserable. Max comes to the rescue with some chocolate, coffee, and a set of new rules. I''m going to say it was very interesting to see Max's strategies of getting Bridgit over her boyfriend, and it was very fun as well! Though, when Max see's her ex-boyfriend Hugo, she still doesn't seem to over him yet. Things get messy, because there's this other boy, Ben. I don't want to say much or spoil anything, but serious stuff happen.
Overall, I loved everything about this book. Yes, the beginning might have been a tad boring, and there were some parts where I was confused about what was happening, but it was still great! I really wanted to read a funny, cute, contemporary novel, and I'm glad "Over You" had all three. I really recommend this book to all girls out there just looking for a fun read!

4 comments:

  1. This sounds really great! I'm glad you enjoyed it Farah. Lovely review. :)

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  2. Ooh, I love the cover too!
    Yay for girl power!

    Great review. =D

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  3. It's been so long since I've read a fun contemporary. And I like that the character is fresh out of high school, but still not in college yet- that in between place.

    Great review!

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  4. Awesome review! This is high on my wishlist so I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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