Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love

Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love Review

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 you’ve felt this way, you’re not alone…

In 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
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • emma

    This idea would make a great, like, project. You know. A pay it forward/start a movement/promote kindness type of deal. As a book? Eh. Not so much.The conceit of this thing is that Heather Demetrios h...

  • destiny ? [howling libraries]

    DNF @ pg 87This is probably the most disappointing, upsetting DNF review I've written in all of 2018 (with the year almost over, at that), but I can't continue this.When I requested this ARC, it was p...

  • Julie Zantopoulos

    "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...

  • Jay G

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer...*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review* 3.5/5 Stars This is an ...

  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Ironically, this book is so completely full of love. But not the kind you're thinking of....

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)

    Dear Heartbreak is a unique concept for a YA book. The format is an interesting compilation of letters from teens that have important questions about terms of the heart. Many of the responses written ...

  • Jillian Daniels

    2.5...

  • Cat

    First of all - don't be fooled, it's NOT a short story collection! It's more of an essays anthology, with letters from teens struggling with different shades of love, heartbreaks, loneliness and feeli...

  • Alicia

    Truly disappointed in something that I thought was going to be different in light of the fact that I adored the darkness and beauty of Demetrios' own book. But this one was really all about the YA aut...

  • Jane (It'sJaneLindsey)

    2.5 stars. I’m 100% too old and cynical for this book, but I’m not the target demographic! But still, I felt like this collection was very jumbled, and the “advice” was often so heavy handed i...