30 Days to Getting over the Dork You Used to Call Your Boyfriend: A Heartbreak Handbook By Clea Hantman

    BEING DUMPED HURTS. But you know what? It happens to everyone. Even Gwyneth, even Cameron, even Madonna have been on the losing end of love. The part you might not believe is that no matter how brutally your heart’s been broken, those wounds will heal. But the longer you dwell on the dork, the longer your heart will remain cracked. Enter 30 Days to Getting Over the Dork You Used to Call Your Boyfriend. One day at a time, 30 days in a row. At the end, you’ll find you have the power to yank that dagger out of your chest, stand tall, walk proud, and move on. And along the way, you may just discover something marvelous and surprising about yourself.


    From the Trade Paperback edition. 30 Days to Getting over the Dork You Used to Call Your Boyfriend: A Heartbreak Handbook

    Reviewed by Katie Hayes for TeensReadToo.com

    A breakup can seem like the end of the world to a teenage girl. Clea Hantman, author of the new book 30 DAYS TO GETTING OVER THE DORK YOU USED TO CALL YOUR BOYFRIEND, realizes this and treats her readers with sensitivity. But along with offering some advice and perspective, Hantman also offers a lot of fun.

    When you're mourning the loss of a relationship, she writes, you go through the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The book is divided into parts based on these five stages, and for each of the thirty days, she offers an activity.

    At first these activities include things like putting all reminders of “the dork” in a box and writing down all the things that were wrong with him, but eventually they move on to things like exercising, volunteering, even feng shui. Every day also has a song that's relevant to that day's activity and is, usually, pretty cool. (I made some additions to my iTunes after reading this book!)

    The book is also sprinkled with pop culture references that teenagers can relate to and concludes with the lists, “Girls Who Have Dumped with Aplomb,” “Girls Who Have Been More Famously Dumped Than You (And Lived to Tell!),” “Movies About Being Dumped,” “More Break-Up Songs,” and “Books About the Ups, Downs, and In-Betweens of Relationships.”

    I don't know how effective this book would be for getting over a serious relationship that lasted for years, but I think it provides a lot of guidance and sympathy for most teenage girls dealing with breakups. For everyone else it will, at the very least, provide a smile. Paperback 30 Days to Getting Over the DORK You Used to Call Your Boyfriend: A Heartbreak Handbook

    by Clea Hantman

    * Paperback: 176 pages
    * Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers [January 8, 2008]
    * ISBN-13: 978-0385735490

    This book is not a novel, it is “non-fiction”. It really is a”Heartbreak Handbook”, as the subtitle says. Unfortunately, it sucks.

    Let’s start with the cover. It looks like a galley cover that is going to get replaced. But it’s the final cover. While it catches the eye, that is because it is ugly and garish, not because it is catchy and attractive. What is inside the cover isn’t much better.

    This book is written with the assumption that girls are simpering little fools who are devastated that their boyfriend broke up with them and they are never going to leave their room again. Apparantly, the author has never heard of feminism or girl power. Neither has she realized that the majority of today’s teen girls aren’t going to react like this, thus rendering the book irrelevant.

    Also included for each chapter are a break-up song (all cliche) and a haiku about healing. Riiight.

    Girls, leave this book in the dust where it belongs.

    1Q, 2P Paperback I was reading this book it get my a little bit boring when it half way book. This is not my idea to read this book it only interesting because my friends is saying to many of Dork, Dork and other again on the word. So I can not understand what is mean or what is use for. So I pick up this book and it great my some information. But I still boring with the book.

    Myself I not read again it only about girl book and what why my friends use some of week saying Dork. So boy can not understand what they mean until you pick up this book.

    Well this is my second time to read again! Paperback I read this book because my little sister said it was something cute to help you through a breakup. This books goes through the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. I feel this book is definitely most useful for young girls, not only to get over a relationship but to gain confidence in who they truly are. I feel like a lot of the exercises can be used as a tool to getting to know yourself.
    One of my favorite things this entire book said was, love is not a feeling you get when you meet the right person. Love is not a sensation. Love is an action. Maintaining a love relationship is an active endeavor , not a passive one. I think that if a girl can understand this concept, this book is definitley worth reading. Love is verb! It is not simply feeling , but committing to another person and the willingness to work to maintain your awesome relationship. I think our whole populous should learn this lesson.


    Paperback For the middle school or junior high girl who is going through the heartbreak of a relationship that has ended. Guidance is provided in the form of information in black and red print, followed by activities and a song of the day. Some stages mentioned are anger management, pity party, depression and acceptance. The tone is upbeat and helps girls learn more about what they want in a guy before he becomes a dork. Paperback

    summary 30 Days to Getting over the Dork You Used to Call Your Boyfriend: A Heartbreak Handbook

    This book is hilarious. Im not going to say that it works for everyone but it worked for me! It was funny and deffinetly worth reading. I deffinetly recommend it to all girls trying to get over some stupid guy. Listen to the songs, do the activities, laugh out load and forget that dork! =) Paperback umm i guess i hadd to read this book cause i did like a boy who was a jerk even though we never went out, and i just thought that i really needed to get over him so thats why i chose to read this book. i would advice any girl to read this book if she really needs to get over a boy or her ex. Paperback Some of the advice is pretty good so far. Paperback Cute book with feel good activities to help teens get over bad relationships. Where was this book when I was in my teens? Paperback This book is great. It helps you get through rough times, puts things into perspective, gives you activities to do to help the chapter sink in. This author sure helps out a youthful audience! Paperback

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