Saturday, July 23, 2016

Review : Over You by Emma McLaughlin & Nichola Kraus

*Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.


Release DateAugust 21, 2012
Pages: 304
Source: Own

The Story:

The authors of the bestselling novel The Nanny Diaries, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, bring you the story of a girl who gets her heart broken…and figures out a foolproof way to get over her ex.

Over You’s Max Scott had a hard time getting over Hugo, the boy who dumped her. Now it’s Max’s mission to help NYC girls get over their broken hearts fast, and with dignity. Now Max’s life is better than she ever imagined it could be. Her new business, Ex, Inc., is booming. Better still, her friendship with Ben, a truly sweet guy, could turn romantic. But when Hugo reenters the picture, Max realizes that she isn’t over him. At all.
Funny, touching, and romantic, Over You is the kind of book every girl will fall head over heels for.
via Amazon


One-word Review WITTY

Reading Tune Never Be Like You by Flume

Tag Line:

Have you had your heart ripped out, tossed on the ground, stomped on, and stomped on some more?

Opening Line:

An early fall leaf loosens from a tree and blows into Max's jacket, fluttering down and getting crushed beneath the toe of her platform pump as she strides down the sidewalk purposefully to her next case.

My Review


Over You's plot was intriguing and exactly what I needed to read. Max Scott is a 17-year-old heartbreak consultant. After suffering the worse heartbreak ever, she runs back home from her boarding school to help other teen girls get over their exes in no time. Going through a romantic rough-patch myself, Over You was witty, fun and surprisingly insightful and exactly what I needed t read.

"Mornings and evenings are the worst," Max says as she pulls her up to sitting to give her the Day One speech. "But every day there's going to be a little window of time where you feel not just 'barely alive,' not just 'okay,' but positively euphoric. Winning American Idol euphoric. And that window is going to get longer and longer each and every day. Because your body knows that surviving this . . . elephant is going to bring you a level of strength you have not yet known." --page 41

I think the pacing of Over You was right in time with the storyline. The progression of the story was exactly how it should be with key events happening when needed. McLaughlin and Kraus' writing was witty and fun. The world-building was fleshed out and I was submersed in the story.

All in all, Over You is a good, fun, lighthearted read. I definitely recommend it.

Character Breakdown:

Max Scott - Sensible, mature, witty, independent and trying to forget a certain ex. Her character resonated with me because we had a lot in common. 

Here is one of my favorite quotes from 
Over You:

Bridget to Max: "Like that elephant isn't just standing on my chest, it's taking a crap." --page 88 

Meet the Author:

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus met at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where they both graduated with concentrations in Arts in Education. Before teaming up to write The Nanny Diaries, Kraus had continued in the arts and McLaughlin worked as a business consultant within the private and public sectors.

***Check out Emma & Nichola's website for more information about her and 
Over YouHERE

Happy Reading!


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