Title: Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak
Author: Adi Alsaid
Publication Date: April 30th, 2019
Rating: 2 stars
eARC provided by publisher through NetGalley
Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak follows Lu after her summer after graduating high school doesn’t go as planned and she is now faced with being single. She still must maintain her job as a journalist for a love column and meets a couple that may just be the break she needs for inspiration and starting the healing process.
I didn’t have any expectations going into this book and so when the characters didn’t really stick out to me it wasn’t upsetting. This is book is a typical contemporary about love and break ups. Lu wants to get back with her ex and never sees the the one guy friend who is always there for advice as someone more than just a friend. She makes horrible decisions and tries to fall in love with someone she just met and when that goes sour she still doesn’t see the person who has always been there for her.
Out of all the characters I liked Pete the most. He stuck by Lu through all her bad decisions and still tried to push her down the right path. At times I thought they would get together and when I was on the last chapter I had high hopes but sadly that ship never sailed. I think it would have been a better ending if it did.
There wasn’t much character development besides learning of one couple’s relationship and Lu becoming okay with her own break up. The pace moved quickly and the plot was okay and those are the two reasons why I kept going with this book.
Overall, it was okay. Maybe if I was younger it would be a different story but this book just wasn’t for me.