Posted on September 3, 2013 by Anna Torossi

As nothing compares to very first love emotions – those feelings that will last forever, no matter what; that naive belief that everything is possible, mainly in the name of love – I think that nothing hits as hard as its end, in particular when “you should have known”. And “WHY WE BROKE UP” is a cruel book because it makes you feel all that again, and it does it in such a good way that it actually breaks your heart again, even if you are a so-called adult.

The book is a long letter that Min writes to Ed, to accompany every one and single object that marked their story, from the first time they spoke to the inevitable end. And not only every object is a step in their love, but it’s also a reason why their love end was inevitable. You can’t help but being trapped by this book, even if you know it will end badly, and still, you will not be able to stop reading it, because it’s written in such a way that it will make swirl into this beautiful and oh-so-realistic story. I’ll never forgive Daniel Handler for making me ache so bad, but I also have to thank him. Sometimes we tend to forget who we were and what we felt, but that is actually the substance we are made of and if we find something that is able to make us feel such emotions, that makes us feel so ALIVE, than, we should keep it as treasure. That is why I’m recommending this book to everyone. Why We Broke Up, turned out to be as precious as a rare gem to me and I hope it will do the same effect on you.