Sunday, February 19, 2012

Why We Broke Up

Why We Broke Up

I wasn’t too sure about you at first,
Why We Broke Up. You have your
world and I have mine and never the
two shall meet and all that. You are
from the Snarky World, after all,
and I’m doing everything in my power
to be in the Kind, Compassionate World,
so we really never should have met at all.

But the more I read, the more I fell in love
with you, Why We Broke Up, you and
your clever words and your beautifully
simple art, words and art that lured me in,
lingered in my mind and then, of course,
my heart.

I saw it all coming,
you and your edgy self, the YA world
in which I once lived but now only
see through the pain-filled eyes of
every teen I meet. I knew it couldn’t
last, that the crack in teenage love
that always runs smack down the middle
would finally snap and, like a tsunami,
slap away the entire beautiful world
before my eyes.

I loved you, Why We Broke Up, but
I knew you’d leave me, heartbroken,
bitter, wiser but
more wary Next Time.

And that’s Why I Loved Why We Broke Up.


  1. Oh, I loved how you presented Why We Broke Up...and now it's going on my list.

    I need to read a good YA book for one of my challenges.


  2. Very interesting approach to a review! I've been a bit non-traditional myself now and then. It sounds like you really enjoyed it!

  3. Great approach! I found myself really focusing - hmm, I thought, this sounds really interesting. BTW, reading a sample of Paris to the Past and really enjoying it - will definitely click 'buy' - thanks for recommending!

  4. Snarky? Oh, yeah, I have to check this book out. :)

  5. Very nice poetic response to the book. Sounds like a good YA novel.

  6. I'm with Unfinished Person . . . if the word snarky comes out, I'm in . . . especially in YA. I wish I had been snarky as a teen.

  7. Oh yes, I'm with UnfinishedPerson . . . Snarky and YA . . . I'm in. I wish I had been more snarky as a teen. :)

  8. Wow... interesting!!! Hopping by to see your Salon!! :-) Here's Mine: Colorimetry

  9. I love the way you reviewed this one!

  10. What an excellent post! Have a great week!

  11. I've seen this YA title around and definitely want to check it out. What a clever post and so much fun to read - much better than doing my stupid taxes.

  12. I've heard this book mentioned several times and I was almost tempted to try it. As much as I love your review, I'm not sure if I'm in the mood to have my heart broken by a book right now. I thank you for saving me; I'll have to move this down on my list for a time when I can handle it.

  13. I need to read this now. I glimpsed the Maira Kalman book you reviewed last when I was in Canberra a week or so ago, but I didn't buy it. Now I'm intrigued by this one. I need to find it.


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