I don’t know why, but I thought Brief Chronicles of Another Stupid Heartbreak by Adi Alsaid came out sometime last year. Apparently, however, I was wrong. This was an April 2019 book that’s been on my TBR for a while now. Though, honestly, as I look back I don’t think I’m as interested in it as I was back when I first posted about it. Sure, the book sounds decent enough, but I don’t know if it’s one that I’m still jumping around eagerly to read. Still, it’s going to stay on my TBR for a while–at least, until I finally get around to reading it.
The summer after senior year is not going as eighteen-year-old Lu Charles expected: after her longtime boyfriend unexpectedly breaks up with her, Lu can’t write a single word, despite the fact that her college scholarship is tied to her columnist job at hip online magazine Misnomer. Then, she meets Cal.
Cal’s ever-practical girlfriend Iris is looking ahead to her first year of college, and her plans do not include a long-distance boyfriend. When Lu learns that Cal and Iris have planned to end their relationship at the end of the summer, she becomes fascinated and decides to chronicle the last months the couple will spend together.
The closer she gets to the couple, the more she likes them, and the more she wants to write about them. The summer unfurls, and Lu discovers what it really means to be in love. On the page, or off it. The book is touching exploration of love and how it shapes us both during a relationship and after it has ended.
How do you feel about Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak? Does this seem like a book you’d enjoy or nah? Are you adding it to your TBR? Doyou also have this weird feeling that the main character is going to end up with the other girl’s boyfriend? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below! And, as always, happy reading to you all!