Sick of puppy love and “Relationship-Zombies?” Becca understands. She knows how easily relationships can change a person, especially after her sister was abandoned at the altar. Being an expert on the subject, Becca can end it. Taking on the title of “The Break-up Artist”, Becca saves Ashland High from “Relationship-Zombies.” A master of her craft, Becca sets each couple up for disaster. There isn’t any couple she can’t break; but when Becca receives an order for Ashland High’s favorite couple, Steve and Huxley, Becca gets nervous. She knows she can break them up, however as she begins to restore her friendship with Huxley and feel puppy love for the first time, does Becca want to? Becca finds herself in danger, feeling emotions she had ignored forever. Sure Becca could break up the infamous couple of Ashland High, but the question is, will she?
I thoroughly enjoyed “The Break-Up Artist." A sweet yet spicy chick story, it satisfied my desire to read a flirty yet interesting book. The first selling point for me was that Siegel kept consistency in nearly everything. This allowed me to enjoy the story and eagerly watch Siegel’s characters develop. Becca, Siegel’s main character, held my attention through her development and growth in both her character and choices. Humor danced upon Siegel’s story, making me chuckle every few pages or so. It was so refreshing to see the character grow from a frightened person to a strong one. Siegel’s characters all learnt something and, through his smooth storytelling style, the reader did too.
A great summer read for all, “The Break-Up Artist” is on my list of top beach books. I give this 5 out of 5 stars for applause worthy character development, fantastic plot and overall job well done.
Recommended for ages 13+