Over You - Emma McLaughlin

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Over You - 
Emma McLaughlin / Nicola Kraus
Released: august 21, 2012
Publisher: Harper Teen

Synopsis: "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."

What it's about: A teenage girl has trouble getting over the heartbreak of being dumped, and uses her experience to start her own business of getting other teenage girls over their own heartache.

What I thought: This was such a cute young adult chick lit book! It made me laugh, it made me cringe, it made me want to slap some of the girls, but overall, it won my attention and my heart.

the good: This concept that McLaughlin and Kraus have created, this business, Ex Inc, is such an awesome idea, I wish it were real! When I started reading, the story-line reminded me of the movie Hitch (with Will Smith), except instead of hooking people up, she is getting people over them, step-by-step. Max has this full program, and she is seriously creative in so many parts of the book. Plus of course, she has an awesome gay best friend and falls for the "cute next door" type of guy (At least that's what he seemed like to me!). The characters, along with the plot make for a hilarious read.

the bad: At a few points in the story, I was a bit skeptical at certain things. She just happens to have a huge bunch of connections for things? Hrmm. You may notice them, you may not. Also, could you be a little more pathetic Max? I think not. Get a backbone and take your own advice.


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Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student


  1. Haha, the best part of some chick lit books are that they make you cringe. They also make you flail around like an idiot.

    Hmm, yeah, connections are a sign of authorial laziness. I don't blame them. I'd be lazy too. :P

  2. Sounds like an interesting book! But is it your typical YA read, or does it have a special touch to it?
    love the cover!


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