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Titre : WHY WE BROKE UP: A Novel [2x SIGNED + Doodle...
Éditeur : NY: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Date d'édition : 2011
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : New
Etat de la jaquette : New
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
Edition : 1st Edition
First edition, FIRST PRINTING; SIGNED by both DANIEL HANDLER & Illustrator MAIRA KALMAN directly on the half-title page (not inscribed to anyone); Kalman also drew a DOODLE of a "lost" umbrella next to the signatures; Handler also DATED it; hardcover with dustjacket; unread in AS-NEW (Very-Fine/Very-Fine) condition (no marks, not book-club ed, not price-clipped, etc); comes with a GLOSSY PHOTO of the two authors at the signing event; ships in a box. N° de réf. du libraire 00218
Synopsis : 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.
Critique: Amazon Best Books of the Month, January 2012: Min, precocious and equally obsessed with classic cinema and good coffee, broke up with Ed, a popular math-loving jock who secretly carries a protractor. Daniel Handler weaves this heartrending story of first love and other powerful firsts as Min reveals, item by item, what's in the box she's leaving on Ed's doorstep. As readers learn why these two unforgettable characters broke up, the significance of these simple love tokens, beautifully illustrated by Maira Kalman, charmingly unfolds. Written with an emotional depth that allows both adult and teen readers to revisit memories of heartbreak and find pieces of themselves in Min--and maybe even Ed, Why We Broke Up will leave you wondering how Handler knows exactly what it's like to be a teenage girl in love. -- JoVon Sotak
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