Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg

Title: The Catastrophic History of You and Me
Pages: 400
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group 
Expected Release Date: February 21st 2012
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Summary (Goodreads

Brie's life ends at sixteen: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart - "literally." But now that she's in heaven, Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend knows a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost - and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul who's been D&G (dead and gone) much longer than she? and who just might hold the key to her forever after. With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on? but how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?

   * Copy was provided from Penguin Canada Young Readers for honest review*


I really loved this book!! Overall it took me one day to finish this awesome book about heaven, secrets, the 5 stages of death and some really good twists that I didnt see it coming. Brie is a very interesting main character because from her point of view we find out some of what was happening. This book had me in tears at some parts because it was beautifully written. I loved every single character! It has to be one of my favorite books to read. It also has an awesome cover that is no denying beautiful because it really does make it really awesome. 

The Catastrophic History of You and Me was very good from the beginning because at first we learn about the main character Brie who did suffer from a heart break (literally) but before she died her boyfriend Jacob who says he doesn't love her. At first I was like OMG poor Brie, now she has to find herself and look back at her life as she is in between heaven and hell.  I was shocked at some of the parts because I didnt expect it to happen. The story with Jacob was an interesting one, that will leave you with your mouth open. 

I think the plot was very good and it always kept me on the edge because you would never know what was going to happen. I think I did also fall in love with the male lead Patrick because when we first met him, from Brie arriving he announces he is a lost soul, but he plays a major part of Bries life in many ways you cant even think about. Patrick is one of those boys that you will love because of his smart comments and the way he encourages Brie to move on with her life than mess with what was going on in the present. There was heartbreak, love and a mix of emotion that goes with this book (bring a tissue). Patrick and Brie together are a fun thing because they are similar in way, he brings the best/worst of her but he does it for her benefit and she does realize this. The ones that show this message about love is the best!! Its a great read!! 

 I was either shocked or overwhelmed with happiness from reading. I was reading this on the way back from a trip and read it in roughly 6-7 hours. It was addictive and beautiful that it is a must read!! I will definitely be reading Jess Rothenberg's books in the near future because they are amazing!! 


  1. I've had my eye on this one. Glad that you liked it =)

  2. I just got this one in for my library - on my "to read" list!

  3. I've heard only good things about this book. Seems like everyone loves it, so I can't wait to read it :)


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