Where The Wolves Read

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Monday, October 22, 2012

The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg

Summary: 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?

Review: I have been extremely excited to read The Catastrophic History of You and Me since I started seeing great reviews of it. I'm proud to say it did NOT disappoint! Patrick is definitely my favorite character. He was cute and cool, but not an in your face "perfect" guy. Brie was a good character too. She was innocent enough for you to like her, but malicious enough for you to dislike her too. What sealed my love for this book was that I read it as two separate books. One book was about death. Losing someone you love. Dealing with the stages of grief. Trying to move on from it. The second book was the book of heartbreak. Loving someone and them not loving you back. Trying to pick up the pieces of your heart after someone has smashed it. I wish I had this book when I was dealing with both of those issues. Easily, this is one of the most touching books I've read. I absolutely recommend it!

5 howls