Kale, My Ex, and Other Things to Toss in a Blender

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Grades 7 - 12Grades 1 - 3n/an/an/a
A breakup + a food truck + a whole lot of kale = the best recipe for a broken heart! Fans of Jenny Han, Morgan Matson, and Huntley Fitzpatrick will love this hilarious and heartfelt novel.

When Mia’s summer starts with an epic breakup, she’s sure the rest of the vacation will be miserable. But her best friend, Justine, would never let that happen. Their plan has two parts. One: use their summer job driving a snow cone truck to keep tabs on Mia’s ex in person. Two: create a fake persona to connect with Mia’s ex online.

Soon both plans have morphed into something so much bigger. Add some kale to a snow cone and they’ve got the hottest smoothie in town . . . and more money than they could have imagined. And when Mia’s ex starts falling for the online girl, there’s a revenge plot just waiting to be born. A guy who dumps a girl because he thinks her thighs are too “thick” deserves to have his heart broken by a fake girlfriend, right? All’s fair in love and smoothies. . . .

Well known for My Life in Pink & Green, Lisa Greenwald has written a hilarious and refreshing take on getting over a breakup. Girls who love contemporary romance with lots of laughs will down this novel in one gulp!
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published on May 30, 2017 by Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0399556389
ISBN-13: 9780399556388
1 Book Review
  • maddow1718
    maddow1718almost 5 years55 starsFeatured
    Do you like books that switch perspectives? If so this is the one for you! What if your best friends boyfriend breaks up with her at a pool party and cheats on her? You make a fake account on Facebook and get back at him! In the book Kale, my ex, and Other Things to Toss in the Blender by Lisa Greenwald, Mia and her boyfriend did everything together and then at the pool party he broke up with her. Mia was very heartbroken and couldn’t stop talking to Seth which just made things worse for her but Justine had a plan to fix everything. Justine and Mia made a fake Facebook and started to talk to Seth through messaging. To get things off Mia’s mind about Seth they started working at Justine’s uncle’s snow cone shop. But instead of selling snow cones they started selling smoothie which brought in a lot of money. But the thing is, Justine’s uncle doesn’t know about it. They find new love and a new life. This book I rate a billion stars because it's a book that you’ll start reading and never want it to end. This book I would say should be 6th graders because of some parts in the book but, I really recommend this book!