The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel

The Break-Up ArtistRead from: 4/09/14 to 4/16/14

Rating: 3 stars


SynopsisSome 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 altar, 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 into smithereens. 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.



My Thoughts: I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I really  enjoyed this book. It was a fast read for me once I was able to actually sit down and have time to read. I liked the main character and the supporting ones as well. The story was an interesting concept with the break up artist thing.  It was interesting to see how Becca’s perspective on what she does changes throughout the course of the story. The only thing that bothered me throughout the book was Huxley, she got on my nerves, but I think that’s just because I don’t like those kinds of people in real life so when characters in books have that type of attitude and personality it just gets on my nerves. Overall I would recommend this book; it’s a pretty easy read.


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