Title Profile & Character Information

Why We Broke Up

Annotation
I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.

Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.

Awards
2011  School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

Characters
NameGreen, Min
GenderFemale

NameSlaterton, Ed
GenderMale

GenreFiction
Young adult fiction
TopicsDating
Boyfriends and girlfriends
Man-woman relationships
Emotional trauma
Guilt
Relationships