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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Book Review: I Heart You, You Haunt Me

I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: Available Now
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 240
Received From: Store Bought

Summary: Girl meets boy. Girl loses boy. Girl gets boy back......sort of. Ava can't see him or touch him, unless she's dreaming. She can't hear hisvoice, except for the faint whispers in her mind. Most would think she's crazy, but she knows he's here. Jackson. The boy Ava thought she'd spend the rest of her life with. He's back from the dead, as proof that love truly knows no bounds.

My Review: I Heart You, You Haunt Me is a beautiful novel written in verse. I'm usually skeptical about this form of writing, however, it strongly delivered. It was such a page turner, I read straight to the end. I really liked Ava, a girl heartbroken over losing the love of her life Jackson. Throughout the book she blames herself for Jackson's death and I couldn't help but feel sorry for her. I didn't really get to know Jackson until he started haunting Ava. You think it would be creepy having a ghost lurking around right? Nope, it wasn't, it just felt natural. I experienced glimpses of their everlasting love for each other and it made me wonder what their relationship was like when Jackson was alive. I know it sounds crazy but Lisa's writing makes it feel real. It honestly is a great read and a touching example of lost love. I leave you with a verse I got off of Amazon, it gave me goosebumps when I first read it...

"I feel something.
Something behind me.
Something familiar.
Hauntingly familiar.
I glance behind me,
but I don't see anything.
Or anyone.
And then,
when I look in the mirror again,
I see,
for a split second,
not just me,
but someone else.

My Rating:
Author's Info:
Lisa Schroeder is a native Oregonian, which means her childhood summers were spent camping, fishing, reading books (of course!), and playing in the sun, when it finally came out. These days, Lisa spends her summers, and every other part of the year, sharing all the wonderful things Oregon has to offer with her husband and two sons. She is the author of three verse novels for young adults published by Simon Pulse - I Heart You, You Haunt Me, Far From You, and Chasing Brooklyn. Her middle grade debut, It's Raining Cupcakes, will be published by Aladdin in March, 2010.

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Here are two videos of Lisa, she's so silly but adorable!

She reads aloud a part of I Heart You, You Haunt Me...

Lisa is funny, she's supposedly talking to Edward on the phone...


Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

OOO and ahhs the author seems so funny and nice

Tales of Whimsy said...

I LOVE the video!
She's tooo cute and funny!

The bit she reads sounds awesome!

I love that he hands up on her when she mentions trying Jacob.

TOo cute!

She sold me! I'm ready to read it :)

Robby said...

Lisa is so sweet and funny! I can't wait to read her books. :]

Marce said...

I have this on my Kindle and look forward to reading, it will be my first verse book.

Very nice review and post.

Kelsey said...

I really want to read this. I loved Chasing Brooklyn. Great review :)

Sueann said...

A great review! I will have to put this on my list! My list is growing again!! Sigh!!

Faye( Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm) said...

I loved this book. It was such a beautiful story.

ExtremeReader said...

This book sounds great! I was surprised at how much I enjoyed "Far From You" and this one sounds just as good and I've read on a few reviews that they liked it better. I guess I need to pick it up! Thanks for the great review!

Monster of Books said...

I really want to read this book, but every time I go out to buy it I keep putting it down.
Nice review, love the video of her speaking to Edward :)

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I really enjoyed this book as well. I think that the open verse allows you as a reader to interject personal associations and feelings and make the story yours.

Anonymous said...

I have this book and working up to read it. Never read a book in verse before, but I've heard so much good about it!

Jillian said...

Wow, the Edward Cullen video is hilarrioouus. hahaha.

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