Why We Broke Book Report

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“Why We Broke,” by Daniel Handler is a story that follows a Highschool girl name Minerva Green and the story behind her breakup with the star basketball player named Ed Slaterton. Minerva “Min” Green is a junior in highschool who is huge on old classic movies. Her and her best friend named Al both relate all their life event with movies, they share a love for cinema that really creates a strong friendship. Min had met the co-captain of the basketball team named Ed Slaterton at Al’s birthday party and claimed to show no interest in him. They are two different people from two different worlds but that is what made them so intrigued in each other. As the story goes on they both try to enlighten each other with their different interests.
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She provides clues in her letters that she should have realized and that in hindsight, makes her realize precisely why the relationship between her and Ed was doomed from the start. Since all of the characters see this except for Ed and Min, it also shows that "love is blind" because those engrossed in the relationship see things much differently than those outside of the relationship.
The title of the book gave away the whole climax, the readers were aware that Ed and Min were broken up, but it's not until the end of the book where we finally figure out why. Min finds out that Ed has been cheating on her with his ex-girlfriend, Annette.So therefore Min dumps him as soon as she found out,. The climactic scene took place in a flower shop, and she basically told him it was over and he was just fine. In the end, Min finishes her letter to Ed. She inserts it into the box of memories and drops it off on his porch.
Breakups can be emotionally difficult to get over, and throughout the book we see Min deal with all kinds of emotions she dealt with during her break up, including love, hate, sadness, and anger. As time goes on Min seems to learn how to move on and finding how good it feels to release her emotions by writing the letter to Ed. As she concludes the letter, she seems hopeful and is not entirely happy but is surely moving
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