February 07, 2019

#BookReview: Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love by @HDemetrios #Giveaway via #AuthorChat

Title: Dear Heartbreak
Author: Heather Demetrios
Genres: Young Adult, Non Fiction

Pages: Hardcover, 304
Published: December 18, 2018
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Rating: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Synopsis:  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 book contains a no-holds-barred, raw outpouring of the wisdom these authors have culled from mining their own hearts for the fiction they write. Their responses are autobiographical, unflinching, and filled with love and hope for the anonymous teen letter writers.

Featuring Adi Alsaid, Becky Albertalli, Libba Bray, Heather Demetrios, Amy Ewing, Zach Fehst, Gayle Forman, Corey Ann Haydu, Varian Johnson, A.S. King, Nina LaCour, Kim Liggett, Kekla Magoon, Sarah McCarry, Sandhya Menon, Cristina Moracho, Jasmine Warga, and Ibi Zoboi.


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About the Author: When she’s not traipsing around the world or spending time in imaginary places, Heather Demetrios lives with her husband in New York City. Originally from Los Angeles, she now calls the East Coast home. Heather has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a recipient of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award for her debut novel, Something Real. Her other novels include Exquisite Captive, the first in the Dark Caravan Cycle fantasy series, and I’ll Meet You There. Find out more about Heather and her books at www.heatherdemetrios.com, or come hang out with her on Twitter (@HDemetrios) and any number of social media sites.


My Review: This was such an interesting concept for a title.  I loved how each letter was from a teen that had a question that an author tried to help them with.  I would love to see this as an ongoing web edition or something because authors are role models esp. to the young adults that read their books.  As well as a lot of adults (myself included) that read their books.  Each letter stands on its own and I really enjoyed reading what the authors shared about their brush with the dark side of love.

Each on is heart touching if not a little sad or happy at times.




Go Into This One Knowing: You will need tissues. 








"Eighteen young adult novelists . . . respond to letters from real teenagers in this timeless and breathtakingly honest collection." ―Bookliststarred review
"A masterful combination of painful honesty, gentle encouragement, and irreverent humor." ―Kirkus Reviews





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