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Number of pages: 277
Release Date: 08/21/2012
Over You was such an amazing book! I actually won this ARC (Advanced Review Copy) in a random drawing on EpicReads.com and I was actually pretty skeptical going into it. The premise sounded alright, but I think the synopsis sort of dulls down how awesome this book actually is (Not to mention, that the cover sort of threw me off too; that girl looks WAY too old to be in high school. I get that they were going for mature but she looks like she’s in her mid-20’s). Also, I wanted to post this review before the book actually came out but I just didn’t have time to finish it due to all my school work.
So once I actually got into the story it was fantastic! Max should be a senior in high school, I say should be because she dropped out of her boarding school after she was cruelly dumped by her boyfriend Hugo and decided to move on and start a company, Ex. Inc. where Max would help other girls get over their ex-boyfriends. The program is a total success and Max and her team of two (Zach and Phoebe who are both seniors in a nearby New York high school) make it their goal to help girls reach their “Moment”. The “Moment” occurs when a girl finally realizes that she is over her ex and does not need, nor does she want him any more.
Max however, has never truly had her moment over her own ex, Hugo, and this becomes a problem when she is helping their newest client Bridgette. Bridgette had been dating her boyfriend for a long time (they grew up together as kids) and once she is dumped she is heartbroken and unsure of how to move along with her life without him. Max stands as a symbol for Bridgette as to what she can become; fearless, powerful, and completely, and totally, over her ex. However, one circumstance leads to another and things seem to start spiraling out of control for Max and her world that she built up on…WITHOUT Hugo.
There is tons of adventure along the way for the Ex. Inc. team and this book made me laugh, but also feel for the characters all the way through. I connected with this book on a deeply personal level and felt that it actually held some really good advice for teenage girls who, perhaps, need to feel a little more powerful, on their own.
This is a really good book for someone going through a breakup or for anyone who has gone through a breakup and knows what it feels like. Also a great book for girls who are in happy relationships too! I think a lot of girls will be able to relate to the characters, and will be sad to see them go at the end of the book!
By far one of my favorite reads of the year!
See you soon!