Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus , synopsis from goodreads: 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.
Over You is one of those quick fun and cute Contemporary that should make it on your summer reading list!
What to do when you get dumped? Max knows best!
Max is an interesting main character and we follow the story through her eyes. Because of her mother’s job she had to move quite frequently and never really managed to settle down and make real friends. However, when attending a boarding school and meeting Perfect-Boy, who just ended up dumping her those heartbreaking moments, changed her.
This is when she decided to start helping other girls to get over a serious break with their boyfriends….
Max – strong heroine, who’s still just a girl wished to be loved…
Max seems like an extremely strong willed girl, who found a purpose in her young life and who knows exactly what she wants to be and what she wants to do with her life. But, there is more to Max than we see in the beginning and this is when Max became the really intriguing character. Because underneath all this strength there is a vulnerability surrounding her she doesn’t even want to admit to herself. However, sometimes I was slightly annoyed with her. She was very focused – but sometimes too headstrong. She had a very single minded approach to deal with her “clients”.
What is broken can never be repaired?
The plot follows Max and her co-workers when they were helping one girl to get over her boyfriend. This was the actual fun part of the book! The advice Max had was hilarious fun, but certainly very effective. But, within all this we also begin to wonder if her plan truly is the best for the dumped girl and her boyfriend? Can you never go back once you broke up? Is there never another chance? Max certainly thinks so, but we begin to wonder…
Even more, when Max Ex-Boyfriend takes stage again, Max suddenly lost all her strength and every wall she build around herself! This part of the plot wove perfectly into the whole scheme of the plot! Even more, it was not easy to figure this boy out, so we cannot blame Max completely!
Romance and Love!
Of course, the story deals more with the downside of love and romance, yet the authors wove in the perfect love interest for Max. Ben was a cute boy that might be the only one who manages to break Max shell! The romance didn’t take over too much of the plot, but it was certainly present and cute to follow! Ben was easily to fall for and it was easy to see for us that it would be good for Max to open up again… In the end though, especially this loved lacked the spark that made this story perfect. It was cute, but for me, this part could have been better developed. Especially when you consider that this book deals about love , this should have been a major part. I was not perfectly emotionally involved.
This was a cute, fun and sweet read about Love and the loss of Love. What to do when you get dumped? Even more, Over You addresses basic questions about young teenage love in a funny and adorable way! Together with such a great heroine, who seems to be strong, yet in the end she’s just a girl who wants to be loved and not be heartbroken anymore… The final lack of spark in the romance lead to my rating.
I love author duo’s! I think it’s fantastic seeing 2 writes combine their talent! Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus write together since 12 years and published together the famous Nanny Diaries . Also they seemed to be writing furiously and also published today by Atria Books “Between You and Me” which seems to be a New Adult – Adult story about a pop princess and sounds exciting!! It just came put June 12th and is in addition available as audiobook! I certainly will check this out!