Monday, December 28, 2009

Love You Hate You Miss You

Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott

Release Date: June 1st 2009
Publisher: HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 276

You know, I always thought I told you everything, but there are some things I should have said but never did. I should have told you about the time I lost your new sunglasses. I know you really liked them. I should have apologized the time I ruined your brand-new skirt, the one with the beading. I should have apologized for a lot of stuff. 

I’m sorry. I’m sorry for everything.

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, and Amy doesn't want to talk about it. No one knew Julia like she did. No one gets what life is without her.

No one understands what it's like to know that it's all your fault.

Amy's shrink thinks she should keep a journal but instead, Amy starts writing letters to Julia. As she writes letter after letter, she begins to realize that the past holds its own secrets--and that the present deserves a chance.
It is so hard to describe this book. It left me speechless after I read it and think it is a book that everyone should read. It really speaks to the reader, allowing him or her to relate to something happening in the book.

Amy is an intense character who embodies exactly what teens go through when put in a stressful situation. The last time I read a character so intense, it was in the book Cut by Patricia McCormick. Amy is dealing with Julia’s death and goes through the stages of grief, dealing with people in her life that are treating her differently. She grows so much throughout the book that it is so inspirational to the reader.

The writer style was incredible. I love how Elizabeth Scott let’s the reader to get inside Amy’s head and understand what she’s truly going through and her thoughts concerning Julia. The letters show the development that she goes through in regards to Julia’s death, as well as her realization with her therapist. The scenes in which Amy interacts with her peers show the outward reaction that happens as she comes to terms with what happened with Julia.

I loved this book and definitely plan on reading it again in the future. I’m definitely going to pick up more of her books, since this was the first I read

Who Might Like This Book:
Life and Death Readers
Realistic Story Readers
Teen Issue Readers






Becky said...

Wow, fab review. I haven't read anything by Elizabeth Scott yet I keep hearing how amazing her books are. I think I might start with this one.

Bookalicious said...

I recently bought this book and I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the great review!

Khy said...

I love this book! Elizabeth Scott can do no wrong. Be sure to pick up her others, even if they are different from this one. =0

Great review!

Taschima Cullen said...

I want to read this baadly ^^

Anonymous said...

I really need to get my hands on this one because I've only heard good things.

“Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book." ~ Author Unknown


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