The story takes the form of a letter , with Min writing to Ed explaining why they had broken up. The letter accompanies a box full of minor objects that narrates the progress of their relationship, and is returned to Ed at the end of the letter.
The box includes two bottle caps , a movie ticket, a lobby ticket , a box of matches, a pinhole camera , a folded note, a rubber band , a high school pennant , a toy truck, a recipe book Real Recipes from Tinseltown , Pensieri, a fictional liquor and Italian for "thoughts" , a protractor , a file , a concert ticket, an egg cuber "makes a square egg" , a polaroid , a comb from a motel room, a pair of ugly earrings, and several other items collected over the course of their relationship.
Item after item is illustrated, accounted for, and placed in the box to be dumped—like an ex-girlfriend—on his front porch. This book was promoted on Tumblr at the "Why We Broke Up Project" , where people can submit their own break-up stories.
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Monica Edinger, a fourth-grade teacher at The Dalton School , praises the book, a "silken, bittersweet tale of adolescent heartache", in the New York Times , noting his "remarkable presentation of an adolescent girl's point of view". She also describes the effect of the many "superbly" made-up films that Min references, which leads readers to "feel certain they must really exist".
And really, that's a whole lot of us". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Your Public Media. Retrieved 2 March New York Times. As for Ed, within his circle of jocks, the boys are baffled by his besottedness with Min, while the girls are alternately irritated and tolerant. Tell us what you think.
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