The Break-Up Artist
The Break-Up Artist (A Break-Up Artist Novel)
The Break-Up Artist
Philip Siegel
Some sixteen-year-olds babysit for extra cash. Some work at the mall. Becca Williamson breaks up couples.  Becca knows from experience the damage that love can do. After all, it was so-called love that turned Huxley from her childhood best friend into a social-world dictator, and love that left Becca's older sister devastated at the altar. Instead of sitting on the sidelines, Becca strikes back—for just one hundred dollars via PayPal, she will trick and manipulate any couple's relationship into smithereens. And with relationship zombies overrunning her school and treating single girls as if they're second-class citizens, business is unfortunately booming. Even Becca's best friend, Val, has resorted to outright lies to snag a boyfriend. One night, Becca receives a mysterious offer to break up the most popular couple in school: Huxley and the football team's star player, Steve. To succeed, she'll have to plan her most elaborate scheme to date—starting rumors, sabotaging cell phones, breaking into cars…not to mention sneaking back into Huxley's good graces. All while fending off the inappropriate feelings she may or may not be having for Val's new boyfriend. No one said being the Break-Up Artist would be easy.

Book Details


  • Chick Lit
  • Fiction
  • Romance

Age Level: 

  • Mature Young Adult
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Becca and her best friend, Val, are part of the minority at their school; they are single. Val wants to change this, but Becca is a cynic. Becca can't trust in love after her sister was left at the altar, which is also why she started up a business on the side, being the Break-Up Artist. People pay her to break up couples. When she is hired to break up Huxley, the most popular girl in her school, who also just happens to be her old best friend, she is up to the challenge. However, along the way of befriending her enemy, Huxley starts to open up and genuinely like Becca again.

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