Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg

Hardcover, 375 pages
Release Date: February 21, 2012
Published by: Penguin Young Readers Group
Source: Library
For fans of: Supernatural, Romance, Ghosts

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?

     Everything about this book was amazing. From cover to cover. Speaking of the cover, it was what initially drew me to the book. After reading the story, it fits perfectly and I love it even more. 
     The actual story was fun and easy to read, even with a premise that could have been taken so seriously.   I also loved that the chapters were titled from song lyrics that went along with the events that played out in the chapter. To go along with that, I saw on her website that she had a playlist to go along with the book, so I was able to read and listen to it and it was great. It made me connect with them even more. But what I loved the most was the fact the comical aura of Brie even though she was D&G. I laughed throughout this entire book. 
     As far as the characters, they were all great assets to the story.  Everyone that was in it came with a specific purpose. There were some that I felt so incredibly sorry for and others that I felt so happy with and others that I was  sad about. My favorite character in the book though was not Brie, but Patrick. He was such a sweetie and he was there for Brie through everything. And he just seemed to complement Brie so well. From his constant teasing her to his seriousness about certain subjects.
     This book will leave you breathless. I certainly was. I found myself like oh yeah I know what's going on like trying to guess only to find out that Rothenberg went and through a plot twist in the mix. It was an amazing story. Spoiler... Highlight to see it...  (One thing that I would love to see though, is a story from Sadie's POV. I just want to see how she was feeling when the rumors were flying about her and Jacob and how she handled it.)
Overall, I give this 


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