Author: Jess Rothenberg
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Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication Date: February 21st 2012
Summary from Goodreads;
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?
4 stars, really enjoyed it.
I love the cover, the title and the story in general. The Catastrophic History Of You And Me caught my attention in the first few pages. I have to say, I was skeptical about this book because well, she dies of a heart break. It's the same with love at first sight stories, not realistic enough for me, but gave it a try and bam, I loved it.
The characters are great, Brie is sarcastic and Patrick is just .. Patrick. He's hilarious and always has to comment on what he sees. He somewhat reminded me of Puck from Kagawa's Iron Fey series. I did wish I'd gotten to know Brie's best friends and boyfrie-- well, ex-boyfriend a tad more. Brie was a wonderful main character although I was on the brink of not liking her. The reason was because she wouldn't let go of her past and it sort of irritated me, but thankfully the author managed to use that to her advantage. The ending was what got me, such a good twist! The romance was a teeny weenie bit too fast but then the twist towards the end sorts that.
The Catastrophic History of You and Me is a heart felt story that will have you laughing at one point and tearing up in others. This engrossing story will pull on your heartstrings and have you turning the pages to find out what happens next.
Trailer: Um, well this is rather awkward. I usually like or love book trailers but this one just didn't feel right for this book. I mean, it was okay, but not mind-blowing.
-The Catastrophic History of You and Me, Jess Rothenberg