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Breaking up is hard to do―so why not pay someone to do it for you?

Twelve-year-old Quentin never asked to be the Heartbreak Messenger. It just kind of happened, and he can't let a golden opportunity pass him by. The valuable communication service he offers is simple: He delivers breakup messages. For a small fee, he will deliver that message to your soon-to-be ex. If you order the deluxe package, he'll even throw in some flowers and a box of chocolates. You know . . . to soften the blow.

At first, Quentin's entrepreneurial brainchild is surprisingly successful, which is great, because he suspects his mom, who works as a car mechanic, is worried about money. But as he interacts with clients, message recipients, and his best friend, Abigail, it doesn't take long for him to wonder if his own heart will remain intact. In The Heartbreak Messenger by Alexander Vance, Quentin discovers that the game of love and the emotions that go with it are as complicated as they come―even for an almost-innocent bystander.

Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on July 23, 2013 by Feiwel & Friends
ISBN-10: 1250029694
ISBN-13: 9781250029690
6 Book Reviews
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  • garcikj8205
    garcikj8205Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 2:36 pm55 stars
    This book is so good I think that all kinds of people should read it .
    • kathol
      katholTuesday, October 13, 2015 at 8:49 am55 starsFeatured
      The Heartbreak Messenger by Alexander Vance: If breaking up is so hard, why not pay someone to do it for you. That's what the trailer for the heartbreak Messenger says. The heartbreak messenger is a great book with drama and a lot of break ups. Quintin didn't ever try to be the heartbreak messenger, he was just sitting at his best friend Rob's house when Rob's big brother mentioned wanting to break up with his girlfriend. At first Quintin thought it was nothing until Rob's brother mentioned paying one of them to do it. Without thinking Quintin agreed to do it. After it was done Rob's brother told his friends and then it started Quintin was the heartbreak messenger. He charged 20 dollar for a break up 50 if you want to give them chocolates and flowers. The antagonist is Abby his best friend because she wants him to stop being the heartbreak messenger. Quintin is the protagonist. One conflict is Abby gets a boyfriend named Justin, and another one is Justin wants to break up with Abby. What will he do? Find out in the book. I really liked this book and would recommend it to all people who love a good book filled with drama. I hope of you read you will love it as much as I did.
      • dufros
        dufrosTuesday, September 22, 2015 at 8:38 am
        This book sounds really good!
        • kathol
          katholTuesday, September 22, 2015 at 8:34 am55 stars
          Really good so far
          • caitlin_ortiz
            caitlin_ortizTuesday, May 5, 2015 at 8:09 am55 stars
            I think it is the best book I ever read!
            • leagre
              leagreTuesday, September 22, 2015 at 8:37 am
              Why is it the best book you have ever read?