Harper Teen generously sent me an ARC of Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Klaus, and I'd like to share it with one of you today in a giveaway. It's a little too early for me to post my review, since Over You doesn't come out until August, but I'm going to give you a few reasons to think on as to why you HAVE to pick up this book...then it's on to the ARC giveaway. One lucky reader will win my ARC. Good luck to everyone!
Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Klaus
Expected publication: August 21, 2012 (Harper Teen)
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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.
5 Reasons You WANT to read Over You
- The characters. Max is a fresh, funny heroine and I really loved her "voice" as written by the authors. There are several amazingly real, down-to-earth secondary characters, including Zach and Phoebe, as well as others, all who kept me laughing with them, and learning with them.
- The boys. Despite this being a book about how to get over being broken up with, even our jaded heroine has a love interest, in the form of Ben Cooper. He's the guy who had in AP English, the guy who wanted to get to know better. And then there's Hugh - the boy who broke Max's heart. Hugo is that snobby rich kid you kept hoping would get beaned by a soccer ball during gym class. These two guys couldn't be more different, but I enjoyed Max's interactions with them.
- The setting. It's NEW YORK. There was a teensy bit of a Gossip Girl feel to Over You, which I approve of (I loved the first two seasons a LOT.)
- The writing style. I love books with co-authors, because I love trying to get inside the author's head and wondering: who created this character, who wrote that part, etc. The writing was really easy to follow and made the story just flow.
- The premise. It's JUST as awesome, funny, poignant, and full of adventure as it sounds!