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Over You Hardcover – August 21, 2012
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Sophisticated chick-lit for the hip consumer of teen fashion magazines, this comedy-drama hits all the in-crowd buttons. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Top Customer Reviews
Most of all, I loved all of the brands and fashion nods in the book. My favorite quote: "I'm about as tranquil as a Missoni dress." Missoni is KNOWN for their wild prints.
Then she had a Marni vest! AH - LOVE! Okay, so basically I loved all of the fabulous things she had plus her sassiness was killer. Brokenhearted teenage girls are nothing new but it was fun to read this story. I wish it had been written in first person (I would have liked to connect a little bit more with Max) but I understand why it was written in third person omniscient.
If you're looking for a fluffy, one-day read - pick this one up!
Main issues I had with the book:
1) The flow was awkward. I don't really know how to describe this in detail, but it was just strange. It felt like the characters would be having a conversation about one thing, then there would be an abrupt change of subject out of nowhere.
2) POV changes were also awkward. We would be on Max's POV, then suddenly there would be 1-2 paragraphs from another character's POV, then back to Max. It was really strange and also screwed with the flow of the story.
3) Ex, Inc. While the idea of Max being a sort of a "getting-over-your-ex" guru, the way it was written was unrealistic and weird. Max runs this business, but doesn't get paid? She takes donations and favors and requests that her "clients" use word of mouth to spread her business. How does she afford the extravagant gifts with no income? She buys her clients things like hot air balloon rides, boxing lessons, etc.
I also just don't see someone who is 17 and has only been in one 5 month relationship being an expert on breakups. Especially considering she never got over her ex!
4) The ex, Hugo. He was really strange. First he gives her the "nothing" look in the club. Then he runs in to her and tells her how much he adores her and wants her to be his girlfriend again. The very next day he invites her to eat with his mother in what is a really weird and awkward scene (and I don't mean that in a good way). Like, it was so unbelievable! I also never really understood WHY Max had this huge problem getting over Hugo. It made no sense.
5) Ben.Read more ›
The writing is different than most books. It's from third person point of view, which I actually found it to be a bit weird in the beginning, but I eventually got used to it. Max is a very interesting character. I really loved the "girl-power" she seemed to take everywhere with her, and how she tries to make other girls have it as well. In this book, Max takes on a new client names Bridgit. After her boyfriend, Taylor, broke up with her, she becomes miserable. Max comes to the rescue with some chocolate, coffee, and a set of new rules. I''m going to say it was very interesting to see Max's strategies of getting Bridgit over her boyfriend, and it was very fun as well! Though, when Max see's her ex-boyfriend Hugo, she still doesn't seem to over him yet. Things get messy, because there's this other boy, Ben. I don't want to say much or spoil anything, but serious stuff happen.
Overall, I loved everything about this book. Yes, the beginning might have been a tad boring, and there were some parts where I was confused about what was happening, but it was still great! I really wanted to read a funny, cute, contemporary novel, and I'm glad "Over You" had all three. I really recommend this book to all girls out there just looking for a fun read!
For about the first 75 pages or so, I was disappointed. I felt like the writing wasn't of the same quality as their other books. I got the impression that they were dumbing it down for their intended audience, and to be honest, that made me feel resentful. There wasn't as much of the sharp wit and depth of character I had grown used to from their other books, and I (wrongly) assumed it was due to the fact that they didn't think this younger audience would be able to handle it. I was the one at fault for that though, because once I thought about it, I realized that these younger characters just aren't going to have the benefit of life experience that the ladies in their other books have had.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this amazing book. I highly recommended for everybody who love an young adults books.Published 1 month ago by missy
I gave this book 3.5 stars because it wasn't all that interesting. I loved how the book ended. The book itself was pretty good, but some chapters had me dozed off at times, but... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Keianna
Great book~ kept your attention and was very entertaining. Love how Emma McLaughlin writes her books~ she definitely knows how to keep the reader's attention.Published 19 months ago by mdias03
So let me just start of by stressing how completely hysterical this book is. And just because I cannot get over this fact, here's one of my favorites (check against final... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Erica Coslop
After a devastating ending to a high school romance, Max has decided to dedicate her life to helping others get over their broken hearts and their exes. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Lori (Ficwishes)
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.
Quick & Dirty: Fun, light hearted read with a cute protagonist and a fun premise. Read more
This book was so good I recommend this book to anyone who loves to read. Hope you enjoy it. :)Published on August 23, 2013 by Samantha
Originally posted at arielavalon.com
Max decides that there has to be more to life for girls than pining for their exes after they are dumped. Read more