FROM GOODREADS: Some sixteen-year-olds babysit for extra cash. Some work at the Gap. Becca Williamson breaks up couples.
After watching her sister get left at the alter, Becca knows the true damage that comes when people utter the dreaded L-word. For just $100 via paypal, she can trick and manipulate any couple to simithereens. With relationship zombies overrunning her school, and treating single girls like second class citizens, business is unfortunately booming. Even her best friend Val has resorted to outright lies to snag a boyfriend.
One night, she receives a mysterious offer to break up the homecoming king and queen, the one zombie couple to rule them all: Steve and Huxley. They are a JFK and Jackie O in training, masters of sweeping faux-mantic gestures, but if Becca can split them up, then school will be safe again for singletons. To succeed, she'll have to plan her most elaborate scheme to date and wiggle her way back into her former BFF Huxley's life- not to mention start a few rumors, sabotage some cell phones, break into a car, and fend off the inappropriate feelings she's having about Val's new boyfriend. All while avoiding a past victim out to expose her true identity.
No one said being the Break-Up Artist was easy.
Dear The Break-Up Artist,
I was pretty excited about reading you, but that excitement dissipated very quickly once I started. You just weren't the contemporary for me unfortunately.
Not many MC are named Becca (spelled like mine), which is what first captured my attention, and then this Break-Up Artist gig? That sounds awesome. I think the different schemes that Becca planned and went through to break up couples were so genius, and probably the only reason I didn't put you down for good-without finishing.
I did not think that the boy in this book was swoony, whatsoever. I just couldn't see what Becca and her best friend saw in him, and it really ticked me off that Becca didn't even second guess (too much) about going behind her best friends back to be with said best friends boyfriend!!! The other thing that annoyed me to no end was Huxley. She was so catty and hateful, and everyone followed her around like lost puppy dogs. And, this is probably just me, but I hated and gritted my teeth every single time Huxley called Becca, 'Rebecca.' Yeah, Rebecca is my real name, but I really hate when people call me that, because I think it makes me sound like an old lady or that I'm about to get my butt in trouble.
All in all, you were a decent read, but just weren't very interesting to me, except for all the scheming. More than anything, Break-Up Artist, you frustrated me...a lot, and for that reason, I give you one heart.
Not much love,
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