Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
This novel won the 2012 Michael Printz award for Young Adult Literature – a very big award in case you didn’t know. I enjoyed it and think it will truly resonate with any adolescent female (maybe also adult females) who have fallen head over heals for a good-looking, popular, athletic boy who breaks their heart. Handler is the true name of the author who penned the very popular “Series of Unfortunate Events” under the name Lemony Snicket. He knows how to write for young people, but I haven’t heard much buzz from teens about this book… probably because it is realistic fiction and not fantasy/ sci-fi/steampunk or filled with vampires and such.
Now that it won a big award it will most likely be shunned by teens and only read by older women (teachers and librarians) who are glad to be past this stage of life!