Thursday, May 13, 2010

Review #17: I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder

Title: I Heart You, You Haunt Me
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Release Date: January 8, 2008
Genre: YA/Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 227 (Paperback)
Source: Won in a contest
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 had been wanting to read this book since when I first heard about it. Although, I just got it in the beginning of last month. And I'm so glad I could. This book is NOT what I was expecting at all, so it surprised me a lot. It's also my first experience with a Lisa Schroeder's book and I can say she's such an amazing because I couldn't put it down! I read it in less than two days (technically) and beat my own record by reading it so fast.

I Heart You, You Haunt Me is an incredibly, beautiful story. It's written in verse, which I hadn't experienced before, but loved it. First, because all the things goes faster and smoothier while there's still a "logic connection" between the poems.

I felt so sorry for Ava on the first poems, but she lightly annoyed me by her insistence in some random moments from this book. The way she wanted the ghost-Jackson to appear was just not natural for me. It sounded like she thought it was a happily-ever-after story, which is not be. And, yes, I know she was just fifteen and I know her boyfriend just died and they seemed to be the perfect couple, but it can't be. It wouldn't be anymore.

In the other hand, I liked how Jackson wanted her to know he still loved her even if they couldn't phisically be together anymore. It also appreacite me, in the end, when she finally realizes he won't come back and so she has to go on... That she needs to live her own life.

Overall, it's a really touching story and I enjoyed it very much while reading, though it's annoying in a few little points that I'm sure won't intervene on your decision of picking it up. And that's why I would give it four stars and a half and why I'm very excited to have the honor of getting either Far From You or Chasing Brooklyn to read anyday.

Overall: ★★★★.5

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  1. Fantastic review! This story really was touching and sweet...I've got to agree, though, there were some annoying bits, but overall it was fantastic :)

  2. Great reivew. I read this a while ago but Lisa's writing is always so simple yet really touches you. I remember tearing up when it was revealed how Jackson died too.


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