This is a book about the dark side of love: the way it kicks your ass, tears out your heart, and then forces you to eat it, bite by bloody bite. If youve felt this way, youre not aloneIn this powerful collection, YA authors answer real letters from teens all over the world about the dark side of love: dating violence, break-ups, cheating, betrayals, and loneliness. This book contains a no-holds-barred, raw outpouring of the wisdom these authors have culled from mining their own hearts for the fiction they write. Their responses are autobiographical, unflinching, and filled with love and hope for the anonymous teen letter writers.Featuring Adi Alsaid, Becky Albertalli, Libba Bray, Heather Demetrios, Amy Ewing, Zach Fehst, Gayle Forman, Corey Ann Haydu, Varian Johnson, A.S. King, Nina LaCour, Kim Liggett, Kekla Magoon, Sarah McCarry, Sandhya Menon, Cristina Moracho, Jasmine Warga, and Ibi Zoboi....
|Title||:||Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love Reviews
Honestly, I don't know how to review this but I will give it my best shot.
There were letters in this book that I related to, and some that I did not. Some that tugged at my heartstrings and some I just didn't get. I don't mean to minimize any of the letter writer's letters by saying I didn't get it, just simply that I couldn't relate and/or understand.
The same goes for the authors responses. Some I felt answered the letter, and some I just didn't.
I do feel that why this may be YA, at nearly 29 ...more
"Loving yourself is damn hard because it means accepting all the parts of you that you can't stand. it means knowing you're actually okay even though society wants you to believe that you aren't. It's downright revolutionary."
At the very core of this collection of letters from teens to Heartbreak answered by YA authors is a common thread that the power to overcome, to love, is within us already. There is a uniting message that we are more powerful and resilient than we believe we are. Each autho ...more
Dear Heartbreak is a collection of letters from anonymous teens to Heartbreak and responses from some of today’s most popular YA authors.
When I first started reading this novel, I was really enjoying it, but by the 6th response it seemed redundant and almost like the authors were repeating the same thing time after time. The 6th response especially made me uncomfortable due to the graphic account of rape that just doesn’t seem like something you would want to reveal to a teen that is trying to ...more
There are messages here that I like and think are important, but the book is pretty repetitive.
For all that one of those repeated messages is "love yourself" (with variations of "you don't need someone else to complete you" and similar) and all the talk of friendship in addition to romantic love, it's super not aro-friendly. (Not that that's a surprise, but still. Sigh.)
I didn't always understand the authors' choices of letters or how they chose to respond; sometimes it felt like they were read ...more
Not too sure why someone thought this was a good idea
ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?!
Read my full review on Forever Young Adult.