Thursday, August 16, 2012

Over You

Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Goodreads summary:
After the grand explosion of her relationship, seventeen-year-old Max Scott developed what every girl in the history of the world has been waiting for: a way to get over being dumped. Now Max is the go-to guru for heartbroken high-school girls all over NYC. But when her ex unexpectedly shows up in her neighborhood, 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 him once and for all.

Brilliant at bringing humor to the trials and tribulations of the lovestruck, #1 New York Times bestselling authors Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus have crafted a tale that will resonate with any girl who has ever been in love or had her heart broken. It brims with smart observations, features a pitch-perfect teen voice, and will attract fans of Jenny Han, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Barnholdt. Readers are sure to fall head-over-heels for this sharp spin on breaking up, making up, and getting even.

My review:
This is a really cute book about heartbreaks and how to overcome them. I really enjoyed this story, and thought it was a creative idea for a book. I really enjoyed seeing Max do her job. She know exactly how guys act (for the most part), and it cool that she is so good at her job. She does make some mistakes though, and tries her best to fix them. It just shows that not everyone is the same, and we all do things differently.

My main problem with this book was that we didn't get to see enough of Ben. I really liked him and was disappointed that his story with Max didn't take up more of the book. I was also frustrated with how quickly he forgives Max. It was like the authors were ready to wrap up the books, so they made it end really fast.

This is a light read that I would recommend reading. It does how language and some sexual content in it, so it may not be for younger teens.

4 stars

I received this book for free in return for an honest review.


  1. I've only seen this book a couple of times, but I think it sounds pretty good. I need to read more contemporary books to help balance out all the paranormals I read.