Why we broke up

novel 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.


Caroline BarlowPosted August 7, 2012

Not every love story has a happy ending and the title of this novel makes it clear that this story will most definitely end badly. Min Green is "different" and her former boyfriend, Ed, is the epitome of the normal high school boy. Ed is the co-capta...

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