Thursday, January 31, 2013

Review: Over You

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.
Can I just say that I couldn't possibly have picked this book up at a better time? Getting a little bit personal here, and some of you might already know, I'm on the tail end of my own heart-breaking break-up and just working on that whole finding myself and getting back into the thick of things aspect. 

From the opening lines of this novel Max had me. I loved her character. Her wit was outrageous. Her sense of humor, while not exactly my own, was pretty darn close. Her quips had me grinning or flat out giggling at times. And her side-kicks? Or assistants or whatever you want to call them...they were adorable and capable and just such great friends. I wish we could have gotten more from them. Maybe spin-offs? :D [Yeah, yeah, total wishful thinking on my part.]

And then there was Ben. He was such a subtle charmer. Normally the girl that falls for the bad boy, he even managed to have me smiling at his antics and thinking that I wouldn't mind running into someone just like him...someday.

I loved the break-up advice that was doled out. (So applicable to my own situation!) I also loved how the whole little business Max ran worked, and in some cases how it didn't. There was just so much good in this book. It was a super sweet contemporary, in my eyes. The kind of book that you'd want to curl up with after a break-up or at any time, because we've all been there and done it...and wouldn't it kind have been nice to have some sort of plan to follow? 

Three and a half stars and a recommendation to pick this one up whether you buy it or borrow it. :]


  1. Over You has been on my radar for awhile. I think I'm in just the right mood to read it, so I should see if I can get it from the library.

    Glad you liked it.

    1. Fingers crossed that your library has it on hand. :]

      Happy reading!