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Tly loving again This book made me sad teary happy laugh smile and f course it left me awwww ing at the end Truly love is the best part Cutthroat of any story taken from Stephenie Meyer s dedication in her book The Host I almost cried when Brie saw her family and how she reacted It s so relateable since I m 15 too and I would hate it if my bestfriend steals my boyfriend I would cry and scream and be sad and angry I fell in love with the characters especially sweetld Patrick Darling I love his humor Even though he s An Eastern Orthodox Response to Evangelical Claims old he s hilarious and super duper sweet Anyway after thinking it through I ve decided to give this book 4 stars because a I didn t like how Brie acted towards sweet Patrick at the end and b Brie died becausef a stupid reason she should have heard Jacob The Claiming of the Shrew out first before dying c Jacob said the crappiest break up line ever d I don t buy the reincarnation stuff Notable uotes No matter how much you think you know a person no matter how pretty they actr how popular they seem you can never know what their lives are really like The problem is there s absolutely nothing fun about falling in love Nope Mostly it just makes you feel sick and crazy and anxious and nervous that it s going to end miserably and ruin your whole life And guess what Then it does Time doesn t necessarily heal all wounds Sometimes it just makes the wound worse Hell is when the people you love the most reach right into your soul and rip it Summoned outf you And they do it because they can Catastrophic indeedI love how the titles f each chapter were lyrics from songs like the titles f the notes I writeI love the twists and turns f the storyI love how the initials f the four besties spell Brie Emma Sadie TessI love Brie s cheese nicknames I love Patrick s jacket I love the BEST s charm necklaces I LOVE JACK and HAMLOAFI love the way LOVE gave everyone peace How it freed Brie Patrick Eagan family Jacob and BEST even LarkinI love how the story literally tore me apart and fixed me up againI liked the idea that the heart can literally break because Baghdad, Mon Amour: A Journey of Exile and Return of relationshipsThis is a first from Jess Rothenberg And I think that she s really someone to watchut for The writing style is impressive The trouble is sometimes words are like arrows Once you shoot them there s no going back I love books that make me feel than Dead Inside one emotion I love it when my chest feels tight and achey for a moment and then it gets all sweet and giggly when I want to cry and smile at the same time when I feel like I can t get enough from the story and I would like to keep reading about the characters until the endf timeThis goes for this story this goes for Brie and Patrick for a heart which continues to beat even though it has been broken in twoThe story is really heartwarming from the very beginning Brie s heart breaks literally and figuratively and now
in the afterlifethe afterlife needs to find a way to let go to move n to the ther side She finds herself in a tasty version The Taste of Spruce Gum of Heaven her favorite pizza place where she used to go with her family and it is not her Heaven alone There are kids like herself in there but there isnly ne that gets her full attention ne that might have the power to make her feel alive again don t be anxious I ll get to that in just a moment What I liked about this story is the fact that it was not as predictable as I thought it would beThere were some twists that I didn t see coming and they really got to change the course She Stoops to Conquer of things I will leave to you the pleasure to find all about them still I will say a few words about somef the charactersBrieIt was easy to care for her lost alone wanting her life back angry with the whole damn universe but having a big heart Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile oh well broken but still big and fullf emotions You can easily relate to her pain and struggle and even though she is a bit Orb of a brat at times you get to care for her with every pageThere are these steps a dead person goes through inrder to move The Dandy and Lady Penelope on and I could see her change fromne stage to the ther and important I could understand whyIt was hard for her not to be with the people she loved but it was even harder for her to witness how all their lives have changed after her deathSomehow everything seemed to go terribly wrong and she would have given everything to make them right again If at the beginning all she wanted was to find ut why and it was all about finding the missing pieces from this puzzle called life without
Brie at the end she just needed to find ut how toat the end she just needed to find ut how to back together those broken pieces Turns National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition out hell s not so much a burning scalding pitf fire and misery It s actually much much worse than that Hell is when the people you love the most reach right into your soul and rip it ut f you And they do it because they can PatrickDressed like someone from the 80s and apparently having nothing better to do than to annoy Brie Patrick is the ne that will help her find her way the ne that will give her advices when she needs A History of Prophecy in Israel, Revised and Enlarged one thene to hold her in his arms when she feels broken and lonely than ever he is the Think good thoughts about a pussycat one to cheer her up yeah you are right he could be thene But things are complicated catastrophic at times and if they are not Brie will take care One, Two, Three Me of thatThere are some things I really liked about his relation with Brie the way he tried to help her even when she didn t want him to the cheese y nicknames he picked the way he called her Angel and how much affection he put in. Ggen en ze blijft als geestp aarde Nu ze DW is Dood en Weg komt Brie erachter dat liefde veel ingewikkelder is dan ze oit had gedacht In Half Moon Bay begint haar familie uit elkaar te vallen Haar beste vriend. SoI ll admit it from the get go this book started ut sort Sex and Lust in Tijuana: True Sex Stories of the Tjamigos of meh for me I was not really feeling it and I sortf found the heroine a bit whiny self absorbed and a little too vengeful and agressive for my taste My main complaints would be along these lines Don t blame the world for your problems honey dont judge and jump to conclusions and don t take your anger ut n Tea for Ruby others BUT about a 3rdf my way into the book though things started to change The story got a hold The Life of Saint Philip Neri of me I got invested in the characters that were coming aliven the pages and the story seemed to have depth than I initiallly thought and I just wanted to keep n reading to see where this was all leading them and me since I was now fully n board with itThen towards the end at about the last 3rd r so f the book I was a lost cause The characters had shown some actual growth the story had unfolded itself beautifully even if I only Like the Fingers of the Guy I Hate, Vol. 1 on some aspects anticipated and I did not want the book to end which is a pretty good sign that a book has managed to really get a holdn meIt grew from a 3 to a 4 to a 5 star reading experience for me and knowing what I know now and if I were to re read it I doubt the beginning would seem like a 3 anyWithout saying too much i can say thisThis book is both sad funny sweet at points trivial at The Whistle Pig others deep with flawed characters that make mistakes but who learns and grows and are able to apologise and forgive who are both fighting change and embracing it and this book weaves it together beautifully and it left me not able to get itut f my mind not that I really wanted to even when the last page had been turned which is another ne f those signs f a good reading experienceSo if that sounds like the sort Church Planting Is for Wimps: How God Uses Messed-Up People to Plant Ordinary Churches That Do Extraordinary Things of book you like to read I suggest you give it a try And if you do mynly advice will be this have patience Sometimes you have to get to know people better to understand them and sometimes you have to give people including yourself time to evolve and struggle with things before they can be resolved A book well written well plotted and well told and I m surely coming back to read A Stepdaughter In Heat of Rothenbergs workSo let me just end by saying this Reviewriginally posted in love the girl s purple dress the sky background and the upside down bridge I can feel as if the girl is flying there in the sky and the cover gives ff this heaven and calm feelingStoryThere s a girl called Brie She died because f a broken heart Her heart LITERALLY broke in halfdon t you forget about meI don t think I ll even bother writing my wn synopsis for this Fifteen is altogether way too young to die Especially to die f a broken heart So when sweet funny charming Brie is cut down in the prime f her teenage years what do we get Angst A heart warming Disney movie Well perhaps not what you expect It s than either The Catastrophic History #OF YOU AND ME IS BRIMMING #You and Me is brimming humour and charm and tempered with a perfect balance f heartbreak Shortly before her sixteenth birthday Brie Eagan s boyfriend tells her he doesn t love her and she dies f a broken heart No not figuratively Her heart literally breaks in two within her chest True story Well the great pizza parlour in the sky NOT where she thought she
d wind upwind up if she thought her af The Catastrophic History f You and Me is every girl s worst nightmare Brie is dating this awesome guy and th Every time I read a book by an author I haven t encountered yet It fascinates me because It does surprise me really goodespecially when I don t really know what to expect And I m glad I ve read this ne cause this is something differentsomething you would call an amazingly uniue storyFrom the coverthe conceptthe heartbreakthe romancethe humorthe dramaand particularly from the 80 s pop songs that the author used as the titles f each chapter made this book incredibly adorable and memorable This is a story Women and Social Work: Towards a Woman-Centered Practice of a 15 yearld girlturning sixteen BRIEwho literally died f a broken heart when her boyfriend Jacob told her he doesn t love her But when she diedit was actually just the beginning f her journey and adventures embarking The Cowboys on the 5 stagesf griefI did adore this book and the charactersespecially Brie s bff s Tess Emma and SadieBut who I did love most was HAMLOAF I also love an ending where there s a shocking twists and turnsespecially when I ve
Discovered Jacob And Patrick SJacob and Patrick s BoyI didn t really see it coming And though I did like BrieI found her to be annoying because she was a bit mean and was so vengefulthat made me give this book a 4 star rating Overallthis was an enjoyable read and I would definitely read Sins of Treachery of Jess Rothenbergand I would recommend this book to everyone Thank you so much to my friend PEARL who inspired me to read this book and who is now celebrating her birthdayPlease do check her lovely reviewn this netoo HAPPYHAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DEAR PEARLY SHELL I LOVE YOU Enjoy your dayokay God bless My heart didn t fail someone failed my heart Brie s boyfriend tells her he doesn t love her and the news breaks her heart literallyIf this happens in real life I think 50% f the world s population would go down Humans would go extinct And Delirium comes in There would be a cure for love to prevent heartbreak LolThis was definitely a very great book At first I thought it was about angels and afterlife and heaven that kind My Grandfather's Prison: A Story of Death and Deceit in 1940s Kansas City of stuff But I was wrong This book is about movingn forgiving accepting and most importan. Sterven aan een gebroken hart is nog maar het begin Welkom in de eeuwigheidAls Brie wordt gedumpt door Jacob betekent dat het einde van haar wereld Letterlijk Alleen is Brie nog niet klaar m nder de zoden te li. To that simple word Also the fights they had were amazingly cute and they made me laugh Whos Next? Guess Who! on so many times Brie s friendsWhen Brie was alive she had 3 best friends and a lovely boyfriend You would think that she has lost them the moment she died but the truth is that she will lose them allver again in her after life There are things that come back to her to haunt her there are secrets that could have changed everything and there are things that are not what you think they are You can bsess and bsess Papi's Gift over how things ended what you did wrongr could have done differently but there s not much f a point It s not like it ll change anything So really why worry I also loved all the musical references because they got straight to my heartMaybe it is because these are some f the songs I used to listen to in high school so I felt somehow closer to the character this way take for example It must have been love I so remember singing away my pain the first time my heart broke from too much loving and too little being loved I hope you ll enjoy them all as wellNow there were some things that bugged me that s why the 4stars rating but they won t make sense for you if you haven t read the book so please skip them as they are a bit spoilery too The interaction with the real world view spoiler not Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories only moving some things andpening windows but also hiding グライネリエ 1 [Grainerie 1] objects Now really hide spoiler I ll go straight to the point Despite some reviews that say this is corny and melodramatic I loved it loved absolutely every word from the very beginning up to the very last wordf the Acknowledgement REVENGE MAY BE SWEET BUT BOOK DEALS ARE DEFINITELY SWEETER To me it s a beautiful and uirky two adjectives you don t see together ften novel about heartbreak in all its possible meanings It s mysterious fantastical very intriguing romantic seriously funny certainly had dozens and dozens f lol moments like R to the I to the P and utterly heartbreaking the friends ritual at the beach had me choking n this huge lump in my throat IT REALLY IS UNIUELY CATASTROPHIC and IN A GOOD WAY All the elements perfectly blend in from the narrative method tone and everything Confession time I was pretty sure I would love this book even before it showed up in my mailbox I loved the title I liked the cover and the description sounded really interesting What I didn t know however was that I wasn t just signing up for a fun read I was signing up for heartbreak and some really huge eye pening lessons Don t get me wrong The Catastrophic History The First Socialist Society: A History of the Soviet Union from Within of You and Me isften laugh The Coming Revolution in Youth Ministry out loud funny but that s not nearly all it is Brie Eagan s life was perfect she had a great family her three best friends and the most wonderful boyfriend a girl could wish for At least that s what she thought But days before her sweet sixteen her boyfriend Jacob uttered four horrible words that killed Brien the spot I don t love you It would seem that a young and perfectly healthy person really can die f a broken heart It didn t matter that Brie s father *Is A Famous Cardiologist It Didn T * a famous cardiologist It didn t that she had so many ther things to be happy about The shock and the hurt Wicked Sense of Jacob s words were too much for Brie s heart to handle At the beginningf ur story Brie pens her eyes to discover that she s indeed dead and currently existing in her Powerless Against You own versionf afterlife which just happens to be her family s favorite pizza place Her company is even surprising especially the boy dressed exactly like Tom Cruise in Top Gun His name is Patrick and he immediately jumps at the chance to be Brie s guide through afterlife r at least this part f it He is kind thoughtful and the closest thing to an angel Brie is likely to meet As the two f them go back to bserve the aftermath Dobys Lessons (Brats in Training of her death Brie is forced to accept that her life wasn t nearly as perfect as she thought it was and slowly fight her way through five stagesf
grief Here s just a small taste f denial This is all just a bad dreamHere s just a small taste f denial This is all just a bad dream told myself I m totally in bed totally safe totally snuggled Hamloaf s next to me Jack s down the hall Everything is kayBut still why the crazy nightmare I must have eaten something funky Or maybe I have a history test coming up Or I d forgotten to flossIn my experience books that strike me the most are the nes that successfully mix humor and tragedy One f the recent stellar examples is Looking for Alaska Jess Rothenberg does this extraordinarily well She knows when to lighten the mood with a joke and when to stop with the humor entirely She knows exactly how much tragedy her reader can take and when it s time to water it down with ne The Heretic's Handbook (Kindle Single) of Patrick s nicknames for Brier something similar It is a valuable skill and Blue Guide New York one that pretty much guarantees that I ll read her next novel and thene after thatHere s another thing I should mention ne I m pretty sure some f my friends will appreciate I won t be naming names though Seeing as Patrick had died in the 80s and he s dressed according to the fashion Monsieur de Saint-George: Virtuoso, Swordsman, Revolutionary: A Legendary Life Rediscovered of 1983r so every chapter is titled after a song a huge part Garden of The Gods of them from the 80s and there is a four page long playlist at the endf the book I played most f them while reading this book and felt like a lost time traveler most f the time but in a very good way An advanced copy The Fruits of Graft: Great Depressions Then and Now of this book was kindly provided by the publisher PuffinRazorbill UK for review purposesFor this review and please visit The Nocturnal Librar. In verbergt een geheimver Jacob en de waarheid achter zijn verraad En dan is er Patrick Brie's mysterieuze nieuwe gids en collega Verloren Ziel die misschien wel de sleutel tot haar eeuwige geluk in handen heef. .