Breaking Up Is Hard To Do… By Hilary Campbell

May 27, 2018

Anonymous break up stories from men and women, old and young, serious and silly and the cartoons that inspired them. Author and artist Hilary Campbell turns the painful into the hilarious, validating emotions from forgotten middle school tragedies to relationships that ended only hours ago.

This graphic novel slash anecdote collection is in no way a breathtaking or ground-shaking read. It’s an entertaining collection of breakup stories, which we all know can be a horrible affair, but with a humorous twist. The stories are accompanied by little sketches and drawings portraying the awkward or “no he didn’t!”-moments of the breakups. Author Campbell herself found the action of seeing a sad situation in a funny/sarcastic light cathartic and made this collection to relieve some of the pain of other heartbroken people out there.

Like I said, I didn’t find this extraordinary in any way but it’s an entertaining read and some of these breakup situations were unbelievable. I mean, there was a girl who got a Gameboy thrown in her face (what?!) and another who was dumped for not being latino (come again?!). If you’re looking for a quick and quirky read in between books or to cure a reading slump, go for it!

Thank you NetGalley for providing a copy of this title!
Thank you Animal Media Group for your auto-approval and the opportunity to review your publications!

(Considering the format, rating plot and characters doesn’t make sense but I would score it a solid 3/5 stars)

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