Why We Broke Up

13 Apr

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler; Art by Maira Kalman

I’m in the middle of the Printz Honor book, Why We Broke Up and recommend it thus far. It’s the story of Min, short for Minerva, a film junkie, and Ed, a high school basketball star. They are an unlikely couple, but when they meet at a “Bitter” Sixteen Party (instead of sweet), it’s love. Each chapter features a great illustration by Kalman of the objects that Min has saved over the course of their relationship as she’s packing them in a box to give back to Ed after they’ve broken up.

Kalman is the author of one of my favorite books, The Principles of Uncertainty, an incredible book.

Handler also started The Why We Broke Up Project. Add your own story of heartbreak.

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