Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
Release Date: February 21st, 2012
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
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?
“Love is no game. People cut their tears off over this stuff. People jump off the Eiffel Tower and sell all their possessions and move to Alaska to live with the grizzly bears, and they get eaten and nobody hears them when they scream for help. That's right. Falling in love is pretty much the same thing as being eaten alive by a grizzly bear.”
I adored this book! It was absolutely amazing and I enjoyed every single word of it! It had me laughing, thinking, smiling, being mad and going all emotional. Yes. I experienced many different feelings while reading The Catastrophic History of You and Me.
I loved reading the story from Brie's point of view. She was very funny and was laughing out loud at her sarcasm. Brie had her heart broken (literally) when her boyfriend, Jacob, tells her that he doesn't live her anymore. While trying to find "peace" she gets to know this dead guy and together they start to figure out why Jacob didn't love her. I really liked Patrick. He was so adorable and helped Brie through tough times.
I really liked Ms. Rothenberg's writing! The ending for the story was perfect. It ended right where it should have and you get to understand everything. The Catastrophic History of You and Me is an amazing read and it really has you thinking. Deep thoughts. This is definitely a must-read!