Morgan: And Morgan, also from Main-Teen.
Joseph: We’re here to talk about the book “Why We Broke Up,” a Printz honor book and one that was named to a number of best of 2011 lists. Morgan, can you start us off with a brief summary?
Morgan: Sure, “Why We Broke Up” is a novel told in words and pictures in which Min Green details the events of her whirlwind high school romance with basketball star Ed Slaterton after all the dust has settled.
It’s written as a letter to Ed, explaining to him, basically, why they broke up.
Do you have anything to add, Joseph?
Joseph: No, except that the author, Daniel Handler might be familiar to readers by a different name.
Morgan: Ah, yes, Lemony Snicket, of A Series of Unfortunate Events fame.
Joseph: Yes, and anybody who wants to see him in action, promoting the book, can go to the link: http://shelf-life.ew.com/2011/12/09/why-we-broke-up-daniel-handler-trailer/ to see him interviewing people in Grand Central Station in NYC about their own tales of heartache and woe.
But the reason we’re here chatting about it is because we both had two different opinions of the book.