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

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

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 This is a book about the dark side of love: the way it kicks your ass, tears out your heart, and then forces yo...

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Title:Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love
Author:Heather Demetrios
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1250170907
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

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

  • Diana
    Jan 04, 2019
    I went in knowing it?s about heartbreak of course and it?s interesting to read the teen?s stories of love and heartbreak but some of the stories had some disconnect (obviously the YA authors didn?t have a ton to go on in some instances). I was hoping it would be more like Dear ...
  • Jessie
    Dec 31, 2018
    There are messages here that I like and think are important, but the book is pretty repetitive. For all that one of those repeated messages is "love yourself" (with variations of "you don't need someone else to complete you" and similar) and all the talk of friendship in addition t...
  • Sam
    Oct 04, 2018
    Huge thank you to Raincoast for this ARC! I always find anthologies difficult to rate, mainly because the stories in them often tend to be a mixed bag. What I loved about Dear Heartbreak, is that it isn't typical of what an anthology would be. Real teens submitted letters to "Heartb...
  • Alicia
    Nov 12, 2018
    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 authors even though it was set up to be teens writing in and then YA authors respondi...
  • Steph
    Apr 24, 2019
    DNF at 54%. Halfway through, I felt like I had been reading this forever (page/story-wise, not time-wise). I really appreciate the intent behind this essay/letter collection, but also agree with other reviews that I read on a few points: 1) A number of authors very problematicall...
  • emma
    Oct 11, 2018
    Letters from teens about love and heartbreak, answered by YA authors. I love this book. It?s gentle and fierce and generous and raw. I love how casually these authors write; this is truly their thoughts, not as a voices of authority, but of caring, feeling people whose hearts have be...
  • Sarah
    Dec 26, 2018
    Not too sure why someone thought this was a good idea ...
  • Jess
    Jul 25, 2019
    this was kind of cute kind of dark. i like the theory of the book - it?s about having teens heard and respected and responded too, it gave a point of reference to so many teens and goes to show that while we all feel so alone, there are so many people going through the same thing. i ...
  • Linda
    Dec 22, 2018
    I wish I'd had this book when I was a teen. I would have loved to have known that someone else empathized; that there was life on the other side of heartbreak. That's what's great about this book. Each author takes time to address the issues in the letters not just in one paragraph but...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    Dec 19, 2018
    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 oflove. But not the kind you're thinking of. The love in this book is apparent in every single letter- it's the love the autho...
  • USOM
    Oct 09, 2018
    I adore the concept and introduction in Dear Heartbreak. Talk about an ingenious idea. How I'd like to write multiple letters to Heartbreak. And the teens in here do just that. And the authors answer. They answer with brutal honesty, with love, and with care. Both the letters and the r...
  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    Apr 04, 2018
    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 by the YA authors are surprising and provide teens with a sense that they are not alon...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Feb 13, 2018
    DNF @ pg 87 This 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 pitched to me as YA authors writing fictional stories in response to teens' l...
  • Forever Young Adult
    Dec 11, 2018
    Graded By: Mandy W. Cover Story: Heartfelt The Wallflower: "We Have to Be Who We Are" by Libba Bray The Guarded: "Knock Down These Walls" by Ibi Zoboi The Mythbusters: "Own Your Heart" by Jasmine Warga; "Life in the Friend Zone" by Varian Johnson The Survivors: "We're Not Alone" b...
  • Lynne
    Nov 26, 2018
    3.75 stars Anthology collections that are short stories or essays can be difficult to review at times, however reviewing an anthology of letters from real teens that are answered by authors in story form with a sprinkling of advice is something I haven?t done until now. As the tit...
  • Jane (It'sJaneLindsey)
    Dec 14, 2018
    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 in the ?love yourself before you can expect anyone to love you ALSO you don?t need ...
  • Kristie
    Dec 21, 2018
    This novel really caught my eye, the cover is gorgeous and I was intrigued by the concept however, after reading the book I was disappointed. This novel just didn't go where I was wanting it to, the advice wasn't great and I agree with some of the other reviews. Some of the authors see...
  • Jay G
    Jun 29, 2018
    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 anthology of letters real teens wrote to YA authors about heartbreak. The ...
  • Kalyn Delillo
    Dec 31, 2018
    Dear Heartbreak is a collection of letters from anonymous teens to Heartbreak and responses from some of today?s most popular YA authors. When I first started reading this novel, I was really enjoying it, but by the 6th response it seemed redundant and almost like the authors wer...
  • emma
    Sep 21, 2018
    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 had a bunch of teens write a letter to ?heartbreak? - like, as a concept - and ...
  • Cameron Foster
    Mar 29, 2019
    For the most part, this book is very eye-opening and insightful. It?s honest and opens up the stage for discussion on the darker side of love, relationships, and loneliness. There were moments where the advice or letters felt repetitive (which is bound to occur anyway because of the...
  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    Feb 24, 2019
    3.5 stars As someone who does not typically pick up anthologies, I was happily surprised with the stories and content that this one held. I also really liked the formatting and how it was written in the style of letters. This anthology is directed and promoted towards young adul...
  • may ❀
    Feb 05, 2019
    :/ <- my entire emotions towards this book honestly i think the idea is really cool and uplifting: a bunch of teenagers send their heartbroken letters in and get these deep and emotional responses from some amazing authors but in reality it felt like a motivation speech but on...
  • ellie
    Feb 16, 2019
    The biggest problem with this book is how long it is. A lot of the letters started to feel repetitive, and I hate that. Because I understand that these letters are individuals who feel alone but putting them together, back to back, just kind of makes the reader...bored. I loved all the...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    Sep 22, 2018
    "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 downright revolutionary." At the very core of this collection of letters from teen...
  • Taasia ✨
    Jan 26, 2018
    Well this was a pleasant surprise. ...
  • N (they/them)
    May 12, 2019
    I thought the concept of this book was very intriguing and one that really stood out from all of the other anthologies that I?ve read in the past. However, I was less than satisfied by the execution of this book. I think some of it comes from the fact that I just didn?t really find...
  • peyton
    Oct 08, 2017
    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...
  • Cozy Ink
    Jan 14, 2019
    Teen: Dear heartbreak: you suck. I feel lonely. Author: yeah, heartbreak does suck. At the ripe old age of 36, I have amassed all of the secrets of the universe. Before I met my husband, I dated a boy named Brad. He and i had no spark. We broke up and i cried. Not long after that, I m...
  • Cat
    Nov 03, 2018
    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 feeling of being 'not worthy' and responses from YA authors, sharing their personal stories...