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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,762 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lemony Snicket Narrator: Khristine Hvam Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.

Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A poignant, exhilarating tale of a love affair gone to the dogs.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “[The] characters are vivid, and their portrayal is enriched by realistic dialogue…Hander offers a heartbreaking, bittersweet, and compelling romance with a unique angle and flare.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A bittersweet diatribe of their break-up arranged around objects…All the more powerful because of how they evoke truth more than any mere relaying of facts.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Handler shows exceptional skill at getting inside Min’s head and heart…lending real pathos to Min’s memorabilia and making her sorrow all the more palpable.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Handler is at his best when he’s creating verbal collages of ordinary, recognizable high school moments…Like the perfect breakup song, this turns the searing experience of losing your heart into a cathartic work of art.”

    Bulletin (starred review)

  • “This poignant, bittersweet novel centers on a box of objects infused with memories of her brief, unforgettable love.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • A 2012 Kansas City Star Top 100 Bookfor Young Adults
  • A 2012 Michael L. Printz Award Nominee
  • Selected for the Winter 2012 Kids' Indie Next List: Teens
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, January 2012
  • One of the 2011 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Teens
  • One of the 2012 Amazon Best Books of the Year for Teens
  • An Amazon Top 100 Book of 2012

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by nicki | 2/19/2014

    " Some parts were interesting and kept me intrigued in the story line. However other parts just had me confused and kind of half-caring. I think it's because I was a little frustrated with her sometimes, because lets face it you're blind if you ever thought Ed was in anyway a decent guy. He was kind of like a douchebag the whole time, thankfully she comes to that conclusion eventually. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Zue | 2/13/2014

    " I would've given this book only 1 star, but page 337 deserved some kind of acknowledgement for just being so... true. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Grace | 2/11/2014

    " Honestly gave this 100 pages. Could not get into it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ling Escalante | 1/22/2014

    " So here's one of the books that'll just end you with saying "it's okay." I brought the book because I thought it was interesting and funny but well it was too lengthy for all her complaints. "

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