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Title: The Heartbreak Messenger
Quentin is in seventh grade and isn’t even thinking about a girlfriend. But when his friend’s high school brother needs to break up with a girl, Quentin offers to do it for him, for a fee of course. The next thing Quentin knows he is in high demand and he has become the Heartbreak Messenger. It proves to be a dangerous business but he has a talent for it and his family needs the money so he keeps it up. But he finds over time he isn’t feeling so good about himself anymore.
This was a nice story. Quentin is a good kid and I really liked the relationship he had with his mom. I think the message of the book is solid - that in a good relationship there must be trust and understanding. I also liked that he struggled with his feelings for one of his female best friends and in the end decides that he is a little too young to date yet.
Nice book for sixth and seventh graders who are beginning to navigate the whole dating scene. This book works for both boys and girls
Please don’t shoot the messenger!
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