Monday, January 30, 2012

The Catastropic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg

The Catastrophic History of You and Me
Young Adult: 400 Pages
Publisher: Razorbill
Published: Feb 21st, 2012
Series: None
Challenge: None
Source: ARC from Publisher
Buy the Book: Amazon
Find the Author: Website

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?

I fell in love with this book when I first laid eyes on the cover(I know, I know. Don't judge a book by it's cover) but in this instance, the book lived up to it's stunning cover and beyond.
Let me start with the characters. Brie was HILARIOUS. Her sarcastic humour and inability to give comebacks made the book a blast to read. Her kind, simple personality made it easy to love her. Being a hopeless romantic myself and my love for cheesy, sappy chick flicks, I instantly related to Brie. Her and I were close to the same person when I was 16. Patrick was another fantastic character. He met his match in Brie. Those two together made for many laugh out loud moments and many heart-warming ones as well.
The Catastrophic History of You and Me had it's light moments but it also it's serious ones. And by that I mean, keep the tissue close by because you'll be sobbing like a baby. This book touches your heart and your soul. The character depth is so well crafted that you can't help but care for these characters.
I can't forget to mention the twists and turns that were thrown into the mix. I was left completely jaw dropped. The Catastrophic History of You and Me was a beautiful story about love. About life after death. And about self discovery. I enjoyed every minute I spent reading this book.
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  1. I love a book that I need to keep tissues nearby! And add in a lot of twists and turns, this sounds like my kind of book. I don't know why I passed on this book when I saw it on the Razorbill site, it didn't really appeal to me when I read the synopsis. Your review definitely makes me want to add this to my TBR list now. Thanks for the great review :)

    Cozy Up With A Good Read

  2. I love books with a funny main character. Too often I find YA books with girls how are self-conscious or quiet or depressed. Which is fine sometimes but every now and then you want a girl who can make you laugh!

  3. I loved this book, it's one of my favorites! I definitely agree, there were some twists that completely threw me and it just made the story that much better! Thanks for sharing your thoughts :0)


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