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Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus Book Review

Over You

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.

I was really excited to read Over You, since it was one of my most anticipated releases for 2012. When I was able to get a copy of it, I read it right away! :)

At first, the book was kind of hard to get into because it was told in third person. It got better, though. The main character, Max, runs a business ,Ex. Inc (with two close friends), a program which helps girls get over their exes. As she takes on her newest client, her own ex returns to town and problems occur.

During Over You, it was hard to relate to Max. She was a good character, but I just couldn’t really connect with her. The plot was really fun, though, and I loved the idea of a business to help girls get over heartbreak . She had a whole process for helping girls get over their exes which was pretty funny. During the book, she helps a girl named Bridgit,who had just gotten dumped by her boyfriend-Taylor. Throughout the book, Taylor tries to win Bridgit back, and I thought Max was a little too strict about not letting her take him back. I really liked both Bridgit and Taylor as characters and I thought both of them were really realistic.

There was some romance involved. A guy named Ben really likes Max, but then Max’s ex returns to town.The romance between Ben and Max wasn’t amazing, and was just okay. I just wished it could have been developed more. I couldn’t stand Max’s ex at all and I didn’t like the things that Max did for him. Also, I felt the ending was pretty rushed, but the plot did move quickly and was really enjoyable.

Overall, I’d give Over You 3 out of 5 flowers. Even though the romance and characters were lacking, I really enjoyed the storyline! 


  1. Haha we're pretty much the same on our reviews! :) I really found Max annoying and hard to relate to; she was like this unmovable brick wall and then she was an emotional mess around her ex and I just kept thinking "Please just get over yourself" That is how much I really couldn't stand Max -.- But I agree with you on the rest, it was a really quirky novel :)

    1. I just couldn't stand how she was around her ex, I thought it was really hypocritical of her. I really loved the idea, though. I'm off to read your review! :)

  2. This sounds interesting....but the romance lacking part has me worried. D: But I guess it's a good read to pass the time with! Great Review!

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  3. A girl named Max, huh... Aww, it's too bad she was a bit hard to relate to. Still sounds like a fun read though. Great review! <3


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