by Daniel Handler
This is one of those books that made me realize that I need a plot. I need a reason to continue reading a story, so need something to move the story forward. There was nothing really wrong with this book, but I was left scratching my head at the end of it wondering what just happened. I need a plot.
Min and Ed broke up. Min had a box full of mementos from their time together, which she is returning to Ed. She is also writing a letter, explaining each item in the box. Each chapter discusses one of the items. That's it. Hence, the head scratching.
If nothing else, the story is unique.
I didn't really like Min, who is supposed to be different and artsy and her own person, but I got the impression that she was also pretty. Why do main characters always have to be pretty? Why can't they be artsy and different and average looking, but the love interest adores them for their uniqueness and thinks that they're beautiful? pffft
Anyway, I kept reading this because I held out hope that something would happen. Anything. That the entire book wasn't just an inventory of the souvenirs and their stories. I was disappointed. And to be honest, I still don't know why they got together, much less why they broke up.....