Saturday, March 13, 2010

Elizabeth Scott; Love You Hate You Miss You

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (May 26, 2009)

Get this, I'm supposed to be starting a journal about "my journey." Please. I can see it now: Dear Diary, As I'm set adrift on this crazy sea called "life" . . . I don't think so.
It's been seventy-five days. Amy's sick of her parents suddenly taking an interest in her.
And she's really sick of people asking her about Julia. Julia's gone now, and she doesn't want to talk about it. They wouldn't get it, anyway. They wouldn't understand what it feels like to have your best friend ripped away from you.
They wouldn't understand what it feels like to know it's your fault.
Amy's shrink thinks it would help to start a diary. Instead, Amy starts writing letters to Julia.
But as she writes letter after letter, she begins to realize that the past wasn't as perfect as she thought it was—and the present deserves a chance too.

My Review

   Everyone has that best-friend that is one of the main parts in their world or IS their world. For Amy her world was Julia. Is there life after Julia? How do you move past killing your best-friend? You could feel the hurt in Amy. Her emotions just spilled right off the pages. There was so much truth in this book. I enjoyed all the letters that were written for a way to still communicate to Julia and have a way of release. All of the character stand out and are so unforgettable. 
   I thoroughly enjoyed this. Elizabeth Scott really weaved a heartfelt story that mesmerized and latched on to your heart and wouldn't let go. I finished this in one sitting. I love being wrapped in a book that it feel as if the world is so far away. 

    I am sure you have not had enough..Me either! Check out Elizabeth Scott Here!

This book was sent to me by Elizabeth Scott (And yes it was signed! WOOHOO!) In NO way was my opinion swayed, changed or influenced in anyway.  


Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Great review! I bought this a while ago mainly because I loved the title and the cover, but luckily the story sounds great too so I can't wait to read it! :D

Jenny N. said...

I havent read any of Elizabeth's books yet but have heard that they are pretty good.

Tina said...

I loved this book...not that it was a happy read, it was very sad... but the character was written so well.

Juju at Tales of said...

Fab review! :)

GMR said...

Oh, I recall seeing this book cover when it first came out...sounds like an interesting story line and if it's as well written or emotionally grabbing as you say, might need to check it out for myself. **jots note to look into** Thanks for sharing...and happy reading!

Lenore said...

To be honest, I never gave this one a second glance until now. But I think it sounds like something I would really like to read. Wishlist added!

Lauren said...

I've heard mixed things about this one, but your review makes it sound like exactly the kind of moving story that I'd love. Sounds really intriguing.

Cara said...

I love your review! I guess this is another one added to my TBR list. :)

ExtremeReader said...

Great review! There is an award waiting for you at my site!

Violet said...

Wonderful review! I need to add this book to my TBR list.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This looks so good! Love the cover!