Thursday, June 7, 2012

Over You by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus

Over You
Over You
Authors: Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
Publisher: HaperTeen
Rating: 5 Adorably Spectacular Stars!
Team: Ben Cooper
After the grand explosion of her relationship, seventeen-year-old Max Scott developed what every girl in the history of the world has been waiting for: a way to get over being dumped. Now Max is the go-to guru for heartbroken high-school girls all over NYC. But when her ex unexpectedly shows up in her neighborhood, Max’s carefully controlled world starts to unravel. With her clients’ hearts hanging in the balance, Max will have to do the seemingly impossible: get over him once and for all.

Brilliant at bringing humor to the trials and tribulations of the lovestruck, #1 New York Times bestselling authors Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus have crafted a tale that will resonate with any girl who has ever been in love or had her heart broken. It brims with smart observations, features a pitch-perfect teen voice, and will attract fans of Jenny Han, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Barnholdt. Readers are sure to fall head-over-heels for this sharp spin on breaking up, making up, and getting even.~Goodreads
Over You is a quick, adorably funny read about friendships, relationships and finding what makes oneself truly happy!

Max was a fan-freaking-tastic main character! I loved everything about this girl; her personality, sense of humor, style and I especially loved her entrepreneur skillz! Her business is seriously the best thing ever! Broken hearted? Bummed about it? Max has got the fix! She’ll get you over your ex so fast you won’t even remember why you liked him in the first place! She’ll also make sure that you have your “Moment.”—where you show your ex you're better off without him and where he’ll wish he would’ve never dumped you in the first place! It’s basically a fool-proof system.

You see, Max along with her best friends/cohorts, Zach and Phoebe, run Ex Inc. a completely free (cookie and brownie donations accepted!) service that helps girls through the many stages of a break up. Max goes by referrals only and comes armed with chocolate, a dash of alcohol and a sleeping aid—the girl is seriously prepared for any situation. Her most recent client, Bridget, is having a hard time getting over her skateboarding ex and proves to be one of Max’s more difficult cases. Kinda like the Angie Riverdale case *shudders* Let’s just say that one involved mix tapes, torn tights and a walk of shame in the rain…poor girl.

The reason Max does all this is because she knows what it’s like to be dumped. And heartbroken. And lonely. And depressed. And part of the reason she helps other girls get over their exes is because she never really got over her’s. That is….until she meets Ben.

Ben Cooper, delivery boy for Cooper Baby, shows up at Max’s apartment with a crib in tow ready to drop it off and bolt. But when Ben meets Max, he has other ideas. *SUH-WOON* Ben is SO adorable and SUCH a cutie and also a TOTAL flirt! If Max doesn’t want him, send him my way!! <3

One of the main things I loved about this story was that Ben’s POV was included! The whole book actually rotates through most of the characters! Granted they were small snippets compared to Max’s voice, but it was still cool to be able to get a glimpse into so many characters thoughts!

Anyway, between dealing with other clients, trying to help Bridget reach her “Moment” and stressing about college, Max stays pretty busy and doesn’t really have time for a new boyfriend. Max also doesn’t deal with her own issues and keeps them bottled up—which causes a stain in all of her own relationships. Her best friend Zach confronts her about it (he was awesome and hilarious) but she doesn’t budge. Stubborn girl!

I seriously idolized Max so hardcore—she seemed to have it all together—until she ran into Hugo, her ex.

Max had, what they like to call at Ex Inc., a relapse. After Hugo shows up she makes some horrible decisions and hurts a lot of people in the process. I was so...not disappointed...but, like, completely let down by her. It was one of those moments where you kinda like deflate and say, “aww, man...she used to be perfect.” Or at least that’s what it was like for me. (Isn’t it so awesome that you can connect with a character so much that they have the power to let you down!? I love that.)

So any who! Does Max reach her “Moment?” And what happens with Ben? You need to PICK UP THIS BOOK to find out!! Over You hooked me from the very first sentence and captivated me until the very last! I would recommend this book to everyone!



  1. You convinced me to pick this one up :)

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  2. This sounds like a fun book. Thanks for the review :)

    1. It really, really is! It's just a fun, cute read!

      Thank YOU for checking out the review!! :)

  3. ooh, GREAT REVIEW! I love books that have dual POV; MY FAVORITE! and this one sounds so, so cute.

  4. Wow great review **New Follower**
    PS: love ur blog.

  5. Great review! I like this book.