Coming soon! Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak by Adi Alsaid will be available Feb 25, 2020.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City. He attended college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He's now back in Mexico City, where he writes, coaches basketball, and makes every dish he eats as spicy as possible. In addition to Mexico, he's lived in Tel Aviv, Las Vegas and Monterey, California. His books include Let's Get Lost, Never Always Sometimes, and North of Happy. Visit Adi online at www.SomewhereOverTheSun.com, or on Twitter: @AdiAlsaid.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I want to preface this review by saying I loved the authors writing style. Often times characters try to be funny, and fail miserably. (it's tough to be funny on paper) but some of the one liners from the protagonist Lu actually made me laugh. I really liked the flow of the story, but it was the story itself that did not grab me. Love columnist Lu's boyfriend breaks up with her before leaving for college, she hears another couple breaking up for the same reason and decides to use them as her muses for her next article, also using it to find out why her own relationship failed. While this was not the book for me, as I said I really enjoyed Adi's writing style and will definitely look into some other books he has written. I loved the way the characters personalities unfolded. While I may not have cared about the story, I did care about the characters. Which in my opinion is a testament to the authors writing abilities.
Thanks to Harlequin TEEN and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this to review! I haven't read any of Adi Alsaid's books before, but this one was an enjoyable ride. This is the perfect spring release, and will definitely get you in the mood for summer. I loved the premise of this book at the beginning. Lu is a journalist, desperate to find her next muse. She's also worried about keeping her future in check, something I think a lot of seniors will relate to. The idea that Lu listens to conversations around her, especially in New York City, in order to get ideas for her articles makes the book overall a fun read. Sure, she's struggling with heartbreak, but she gets to have a lot of fun adventures too. The other aspect of this book that I loved was how it was realistic about teen relationships. Lu has a lot of introspection thinking about the fact that many teens can be unrealistic about their relationship goals, something you see a lot of in YA too. Maybe breaking up is the best thing because it could allow you to remain friends. Maybe you're meant to be! No matter what, your high school school relationship might not be the end all.Though I loved the premise, the plot lagged a bit in the middle for me. Lu kind of gets lost in following this couple around, becoming their friend, and consequently, the plot feels like it gets a little bit lost as well. By the end, I think it finds itself, but the middle of the book just slows down a bit for me.Filled with adventure, this will make the perfect summer read. Pair this with Serious Moonlight for some great summer romance!
Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak follows Lu after her summer after graduating high school doesn't go as planned and she is now faced with being single. She still must maintain her job as a journalist for a love column and meets a couple that may just be the break she needs for inspiration and starting the healing process. I didn't have any expectations going into this book and so when the characters didn't really stick out to me it wasn't upsetting. This is book is a typical contemporary about love and break ups. Lu wants to get back with her ex and never sees the the one guy friend who is always there for advice as someone more than just a friend. She makes horrible decisions and tries to fall in love with someone she just met and when that goes sour she still doesn't see the person who has always been there for her. Out of all the characters I liked Pete the most. He stuck by Lu through all her bad decisions and still tried to push her down the right path. At times I thought they would get together and when I was on the last chapter I had high hopes but sadly that ship never sailed. I think it would have been a better ending if it did. There wasn't much character development besides learning of one couple's relationship and Lu becoming okay with her own break up. The pace moved quickly and the plot was okay and those are the two reasons why I kept going with this book. Overall, it was okay. Maybe if I was younger it would be a different story but this book just wasn't for me .(I received a digital copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.)