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Friday, May 27, 2011

I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder

Good Reads 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 his voice, 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.


Ava and Jackson were in love.  They had a crazy habit of daring each other to do extreme things.  Unfortunately, one of those dares led to the death of Jackson.  Ava is feeling weighed down by the amount of guilt her heart possesses over the death of the love of her life.  Ava is 15 and full of heartbreak.  Then, she starts to see Jackson in her house.  She feels him near her and can smell his scent.  What should she do?  Stay home to be with him?  Leave him and be with her "live" friends instead?  Poor Ava is experiencing a wide range of emotions, but the most prevalent is guilt.  

This was an interesting book because it was the first "Verse" book I've ever read.  It was weird to read a book that was somewhat a long poem, but great at the same time.  I didn't have to worry about overly dramatic descriptions of characters, places, etc.  Rather, I was able to experience the story to the point it should be experience and take away the true meaning without the extra words.  I would say for me, my first "Verse" novel was a success!

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