29 April 2019

Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak | Book Review


Has heartbreak broken her for good?

Dumped by her boyfriend the summer after senior year, teen love and relationship columnist Lu Charles has hit a wall with her writing. The words just won’t come to her like they used to and if she doesn’t find a topic for her column, she’ll lose her gig at hip online magazine Misnomer, and the college scholarship that goes along with it.

Her best friend, Pete, thinks she should write through her own pain, but when Lu overhears another couple planning a precollege breakup just like hers, she becomes convinced that they’re the answer to cracking her writer’s block. And when she meets them—super-practical Iris and cute, sweet Cal—and discovers they’re postponing their breakup until the end of the summer, she has to know more.

Have Cal and Iris prolonged their own misery by staying together, knowing the end is in sight? Or does the secret to figuring out all this love business—and getting over it—lie with them? One thing is certain—if Lu can’t make a breakthrough before summer is over, she can kiss her future goodbye.

From the acclaimed author of Let’s Get Lost and North of Happy comes a touching exploration of love, relationships and the pain of breaking up.

Publisher: Inkyard Press
Release Date: April 30, 2019


Venture into the experience of teenage love and heartbreak with a cast full of likeable characters in Adi Alsaid’s Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak.

Lu Charles gets dumped at the beginning of the summer before heading to college. Her resulting case of writer’s block could prove detrimental to her future, but when she luckily stumbles across Iris and Cal, she might have found the solution she needed. Understanding the challenges of continuing a relationship into college, the couple planned an end-of-the-summer breakup. As Lu gets to know them, the story unfolds with great consideration to relationships—what’s worth keeping and letting go, endings and making space for new beginnings.

At times witty and heartfelt, Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak is an all-around good, entertaining YA read. Presenting a different perspective on traditional romances of the genre, there’s a lot to love about it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City. He attended college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He’s now back in Mexico City, where he writes, coaches basketball, and makes every dish he eats as spicy as possible. In addition to Mexico, he’s lived in Tel Aviv, Las Vegas and Monterey, California. His books include Let’s Get Lost, Never Always Sometimes, and North of Happy.


1 comment:

  1. I love YA books so much! I'm going to have to pick this one up because my daughter would love this, too! Thanks for being on the tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours