Monday, August 27, 2012

The Catastrophic History of You and Me Review

The Catastrophic History of You and Me
Jess Rothenberg
375 pages
Published by:  Penguin Young Readers
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?
I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars
First, I love the cover of this book.  It is beautiful!  That is one of the reasons that I bought it.  I wanted to love this book but I just could not get into it that well. 
The story is too cutesy for me.  Brie literally dies of a broken heart after her boyfriend dumps her.  On the other side, which happens to be a pizza place, she meets Patrick.  Patrick is a fellow deadee that is going to help her come to turns with her death.  (think Tom Cruise in Top Gun)
At first it is fun and games to visit her family and friends.  When Brie plots to get back at the people who have wronged her; we find out that things aren't always as they seem.  With everything falling apart  the best things in life are with us all along.
The writing style was really good.  The characters were well thought out.  I enjoyed the twist and turns.  It seems that everyone was keeping a secret; from dad to the ex.  Even though this did not float my boat I will read more books by this author..

1 comment:

  1. I have been wanting to read this book, I just might do that