REVIEW - I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder

I Heart You, You Haunt Me
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.

I have never really been into the free-verse novels, but I picked this up looking for a short read, and what I found was something more intense than what I was looking for. 

I Heart You, You Haunt Me is a tragic story following Ava shortly after she lost her boyfriend, Jackson, to a horrific accident that she felt she could have prevented. Even though most books I have read that deal with a girl loosing the love of her life are so cliché and annoying that I have to put the book down, but with this book, the poetry style the author beautifully created and crafted shaped the events in my mind with such few words. 

First, I have to say that this cover is beautiful, and the title?! Don't get me started. It's wonderful in every way. Another aspect I completely devoured about this book is that this author's writing style? It's absolutely flawless! And I believe that this is her first published novel. 

The way the author wrote about Ava's struggle to cope with her boyfriend's lost as she starts to feel him and sense his presence totally sucked me in to her mind and world. I felt that I was trapped in Ava's flesh. The encounters with her deceased boyfriend felt so close to me, and the author's song references (ex: Taking Over Me by Evanescence, some Greenday song I believe, etc.) that play during the episodes where she feels him only adds to the tension since the reader is most likely familiar with the song choices. 

All in all, if you haven't read this book, you must read it. It's a short book full of emotions, feelings,  and a teenage romance that goes beyond the grave. I will definitely be reading Chasing Brooklyn sometime soon since my library has it! 

Cover: A 
I. Love. This. Cover. It's so symbolic and PRETTY!

1 comment:

  1. Great review !! I loved this book too ... and the cover is so pretty ! =)


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