Sunday, July 31, 2016

Review: I Heart You, You Haunt Me

Title I Heart You, You Haunt Me
By Lisa Schroder
Genre YA Contemporary Verse
Rating ⭐️⭐️

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.

First Sentence
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.


  1. I am a fan of verse novels too (my very first was Sharp Teeth by Toby Marlowe)! I love the title of this book... but maybe it's more of a "If I see it at the library" type read. ;)

  2. I've only read Elevated, but I loved it. But, like you said, it had a lot of depth was just was beautiful. That's sad that this one didn't have that much depth. I don't think I'd like it as much then.

  3. With such a great title and first line it's too bad this one ended up being mediocre at best. At least you didn't have to spend a lot of time reading it.

    1. Exactly. I think it only took a half hour to read. So no big loss.

  4. Too bad you didn't like this one. I LOVE Lisa's books! Have you read Chasing Brooklyn? It is my favorite of hers, and it's in verse. It kinda reminds me of Sean Griswold's Head.

    1. Yeah, I saw you liked this one. I'd be willing to try another of her books. This one just didn't do it for me.