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

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Not too sure why someone thought this was a good idea ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Well this was a pleasant surprise. ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Not too sure why someone thought this was a good idea ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Well this was a pleasant surprise. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Barbara
    Dec 14, 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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Not too sure why someone thought this was a good idea ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Well this was a pleasant surprise. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    the correct way to enjoy this book: a) Bundled up in your fuzziest blanket, listening to sad music and quietly crying b) Splayed out on the floor, listening to "Misery Business" and feeling the anger rise in you c) Hanging on to the words on the page, reading them, seeing them unfol...

    Nothing I had heard before. ...

    I'd give this one a 3.5. Despite some of the naysayers who didn't like this book, I did. Its concept is original--real teens writing letters to Heartbreak--and then various authors, many of them well known and well established, choosing a letter to which they then responded. The teens'...

  • Sam
    Oct 04, 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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Not too sure why someone thought this was a good idea ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Amy
    Dec 16, 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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Not too sure why someone thought this was a good idea ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Well this was a pleasant surprise. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    the correct way to enjoy this book: a) Bundled up in your fuzziest blanket, listening to sad music and quietly crying b) Splayed out on the floor, listening to "Misery Business" and feeling the anger rise in you c) Hanging on to the words on the page, reading them, seeing them unfol...

    Nothing I had heard before. ...

    I'd give this one a 3.5. Despite some of the naysayers who didn't like this book, I did. Its concept is original--real teens writing letters to Heartbreak--and then various authors, many of them well known and well established, choosing a letter to which they then responded. The teens'...

    To be released on Tuesday,Dear Heartbreak is a collection of letters written by teens concerning their heartbreak struggles and the corresponding responses from YA authors. The authors provide encouragement, life tips and personal anecdotes to address the teens' issues. Topics dealt ...

  • emma
    Oct 11, 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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Not too sure why someone thought this was a good idea ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Not too sure why someone thought this was a good idea ...

  • Linda
    Dec 22, 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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Jillian Daniels
    Oct 04, 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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    Apr 04, 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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Not too sure why someone thought this was a good idea ...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Not too sure why someone thought this was a good idea ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Not too sure why someone thought this was a good idea ...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Not too sure why someone thought this was a good idea ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Well this was a pleasant surprise. ...

    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 ...

  • Leila Jaafari
    Dec 27, 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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Not too sure why someone thought this was a good idea ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Well this was a pleasant surprise. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    the correct way to enjoy this book: a) Bundled up in your fuzziest blanket, listening to sad music and quietly crying b) Splayed out on the floor, listening to "Misery Business" and feeling the anger rise in you c) Hanging on to the words on the page, reading them, seeing them unfol...

    Nothing I had heard before. ...

  • may ❀
    Feb 05, 2019

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    "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 (libraepaintspages)
    Jan 26, 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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Not too sure why someone thought this was a good idea ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Well this was a pleasant surprise. ...

  • peyton
    Oct 08, 2017

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...

  • May Regan
    Jan 19, 2019

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Not too sure why someone thought this was a good idea ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Well this was a pleasant surprise. ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    the correct way to enjoy this book: a) Bundled up in your fuzziest blanket, listening to sad music and quietly crying b) Splayed out on the floor, listening to "Misery Business" and feeling the anger rise in you c) Hanging on to the words on the page, reading them, seeing them unfol...

  • Lisa Reviews Books
    Jan 14, 2019

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    ANOTHER BOOK BY BECKY WHAT?!?! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Not too sure why someone thought this was a good idea ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Well this was a pleasant surprise. ...

    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...

    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

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    :/ <- 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    2.5 ...

    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...