Sash: Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus – BOOK REVIEW

Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
Release Date: August 21st, 2012
HarperTeen, 304 Pages
Sub-genre: Contemporary/Chick-Lit
Source: ARC via Edelweiss
Age Group: Young Adult
Recommended for: fans of fluff!

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.

Hollywood film executives, take note of this book! I would definitely go see Over You if it were at the box office. It’s cute, fluffy, and fun – it’s chick lit that fans of Meg Cabot would definitely enjoy. Did I learn anything about myself from reading this book? No, but that’s okay because it was just plain fun. I really enjoyed the characters – they were relatable teens, and although somewhat cookie cutter, I was okay with it.

Most of all, I loved all of the brands and fashion nods in the book. My favorite quote: “I’m about as tranquil as a Missoni dress.” Missoni is KNOWN for their wild prints:

Then she had a Marni vest! AH – LOVE! Okay, so basically I loved all of the fabulous things she had plus her sassiness was killer. Brokenhearted teenage girls are nothing new but it was fun to read this story. I wish it had been written in first person (I would have liked to connect a little bit more with Max) but I understand why it was written in third person omniscient.

If you’re looking for a fluffy, one-day read – pick this one up!

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