Monday, April 16, 2012
The Catastrophic History Of You And Me by Jess Rothenberg
Released: February 21st 2012
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Page Amount: 400, US Hardcover Edition
"Dying of a broken heart is just the beginning.... Welcome to forever.
BRIE'S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally.
But now that she's D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend has been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost—and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul . . . who just might hold the key to her forever after.
With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on. But how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?"
-Information from Goodreads.com
This was a refreshing novel for me. Even though it was filled with such heartache and sadness. I couldn't put it down for a second. Brie loses her life by her heart literally breaking when her boyfriend Jacob dumps her.She is thrown into the afterlife and wanting to have her old life back. She meets Patrick, a guy who has been waiting for Brie. Although she doesn't remember him there is a clue the nightmare she has every year on the same day.
Brie goes through the stages of grieve. She tries to get back at those whom she felt did her wrong. She learns that getting even wasn't the best idea.
Will she get the chance to make things right? If you have to read to find out. The ending made me tear up.
What a heartbreaking debut for 2012!!
5/5 stars, Happy Reading, Ashley