Audience/Genre : Young Adult/Contemporary, Romance.
Publication : August 21st 2012 by HarperTeen.
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.
I love love love this cover! It's what made me want to read this book in the first place, followed by the blurb.
This is the first book I've read that's by Emma and Nicola, I wasn't aware that they wrote The Nanny Diaries until I started reading this but it made me all the more excited to read this.
Over You, for the most part, is the story of Max who after getting her heart broken, moves to New York and starts a company called Ex Inc. that helps girls after their brutal break-up and pick up the pieces again. Max has perfected, for lack of a better word, a system that helps girls get over their ex-boyfriends and become happy again.
Okay, to start with, we all know break-ups suck, irrespective of who does the dumping. If you're not over the guy, it's so freaking hard to even wake up every morning and get through the day. Emma and Nicola have nailed that feeling in this book. Max's usual speech that she gives to her clients is pretty much what every girl needs to hear when she's going through a break-up.
However, I have to say that although I enjoyed most of the book, I found it a little hard to get into the writing style. Maybe it's just me. It was told from a third person's POV and that didn't allow me to get to know the characters as well as I would've liked or get involved in the story as much . Also, there were a lot of plot holes that made the book a tad unrealistic. I think Over You would've worked better as chick lit where Max is an adult woman and not a teenager.
I liked Bridget and Taylor's story, Max's past and her friends. Most of the characters were likable and like I said, the post-break up feeling couldn't have been said any better. I adored the ending - the part with Max's interview. Honestly, Over You has its good and bad moments - when it was good, it was really good and when it went bad..it was pretty random. That being said, over all this was a cute, fun and a quick read. It's perfect for anyone who has just had a break up and needs to know that there's a happy ending.