Monday, April 21, 2014
Review: The Break-Up Artist
The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Becca Williamson has a very unusual high school job. She breaks up couples, upon request. All it takes is $100 to her PayPal account and she will use her skills to make sure the relationship doesn’t last. She knows that relationships are doomed to fail after her sister is dumped just 6 hours before her wedding ceremony. At her school, the girls in relationships act like zombies and those who are single are treated like the scum of the earth. Then Becca receives a very unusual request. She is hired to break up the top couple, Steve and Huxley. She has her doubts and reservations about breaking them up, but when the guy offers her $300, she cannot refuse.
The Break-Up Artist takes high school dating dynamics to an entirely new level. Anyone who has experienced or is currently experiencing dating in high school knows that it is high drama and many times a revolving door of uncertainty. Siegel captures the doubt and anguish that teens feel in this confusing dating world and spins in a saboteur for hire that will seize the reader and carry them along for the ride. Of course there needs to be additional drama such as the break-up artist falling for a boy and her best friend being in a relationship that could use a good break-up. I highly recommend this book to any reader who enjoys realistic fiction, romance or comedies. I truly feel all of these genres are covered.
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