Sunday, July 31, 2016
Review: I Heart You, You Haunt Me
By Lisa Schroder
Genre YA Contemporary Verse
Ava and Jackson were inseparable or so they thought. When Jackson dies in a horrible accident Ava must learn to live with out him. But when she starts seeing his ghost and hearing his voice in her head she thinks maybe she doesn't have to lose him after all.
I've never been to a funeral until today.
I love verse novels. There's something so great about such a short story with so few words that can rip your heart out and then put it back together. I'm always shocked that I love them so much, particularly because I don't like short stories. Is there really a difference? But I digress.
This one was sadly a disappointment. It was a fine story about grieving and then moving onward in life but it felt more like a short story. Aw! See?! Maybe I wasn't digressing. Short stories don't have enough depth. Somehow, verse novels have loads of depth. This one, sadly was just too..1+1 =2. If that makes sense,
On the bright side I read it quickly and can tick off another book for my Goodreads Challenge. I'm so behind!
Should you read it?
Meh, nothing special here. You wouldn't miss anything by skipping it.