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Breaking up is hard to do—so why not pay someone to do it for you?

Twelve-year-old Quentin never asked to be the heartbreak messenger. It just kind of happened, and he can’t let a golden opportunity pass him by. The valuable communication service he offers is simple: He delivers breakup messages. For a small fee, he will deliver that message to your soon-to-be ex. If you order the deluxe package, he’ll even throw in some flowers and a box of chocolates—you know, to soften the blow.

At first, Quentin’s entrepreneurial brainchild is surprisingly successful, which is great, because he suspects that his mom, who works as a car mechanic, is worried about money. But as he interacts with clients, message recipients, and his best friend, Abigail, it doesn’t take long for him to wonder if his own heart will remain intact.

Quentin discovers that the game of love and the emotions that go with it are as complicated as they come—even for an almost-innocent bystander.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Quentin is a likable and funny narrator. His confusion over his feelings…will strike a chord with other preteens. This clever read will find an audience with both boys and girls.’

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “The laughs are plentiful in Vance’s debut between Quentin’s wry voice and the awkward situations the author creates…Quentin’s communicative, protective relationship with his mother is another high point…Overall it’s an entertaining and funny read with a clever conceit.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The situations Quentin finds himself in are humorous and heartfelt…With strong supporting characters and an appealing lead, this funny, feel-good tale is perfect for those beginning to think about dating.”


  • “A funny and engaging book that may hatch some moneymaking schemes in the minds of the almost-ready for relationships age group.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Run-ins with spurned teen lovers are lightheartedly humorous but never glib, and Quentin’s priorities, relationships, and narrative voice are just right for a tween audience.”

    Horn Book

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About the Author

Alexander Vance works as a film and video editor. His book The Heartbreak Messenger was his fiction debut.

About the Narrator

Christopher Gebauer is a charming and multifaceted young talent who excels in both leading and character roles. He is a recent graduate of Stella Adler through the New York University Tisch School of the Arts.