Why We Broke Up (Prebound)
Winter 2012 Kids' Next List
“Min has broken up with Ed and is writing him a letter chronicling their relationship and all the reasons that it has come to an end. To prove to herself and her friends that the relationship is over, Min has put together all of the tokens she accumulated during the brief relationship. The box and the letter are Min's goodbye present for Ed. Each chapter begins with an illustration of an item in the box, followed by the chapter of the relationship associated with it. What better way to get over your high school relationship than reading Min's story and adding your own?”
— Marika McCoola, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA
About the Author
DANIEL HANDLER has written three novels under his own name, including "The Basic Eight," "Watch Your Mouth," and "Adverbs," and many books under the name Lemony Snicket, including "All the Wrong Questions," "A Series of Unfortunate Events," and the picture book "13 Words." He was dumped at least three times in high school.
MAIRA KALMAN has written and illustrated many books, such as "And the Pursuit of Happiness," "The Principles of Uncertainty," "Looking at Lincoln," "Fireboat," and with Lemony Snicket, "13 Words." Her heart was broken in high school first by a boy who looked like Bob Dylan and shortly thereafter by one who looked like Leonard Cohen.