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I can proudly say I was one of those kids who read A Series of Unfortunate Events growing up, and I really liked (most) of them. The writing was always quirky and I'll always have a soft spot for Violet, Klaus and Sunny. This is the same author (since Lemony Snicket is a pseudonym) and this book looks awesome!
Why We Broke Up
by Daniel Handler / art by Maira Kalman
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.
Why We Broke Up is released January 2nd, 2012 from Little, Brown.
I'm totally hooked just from the synopsis, and it's in a letter form (Stolen by Lucy Christopher, anyone?). And there's illustrations :) I can't wait to read it!! Plus, that cover-- there's something about it that just makes me love it and its simplicity.