Friday, March 23, 2012

The Catastrophic History Of You And Me by Jess Rothenberg - Review

Here's Marilyn's review of The Catastrophic History of You and Me. And best of all she'll be at Kepler's on April 18th at 7.00 with Gayle Forman, Stephanie Perkins, and Nina LaCour. Really. So, so excited. Panel will be moderated by Heidi Kling. It is sure to be a blast.

Seriously, four words did it; ripped Brie's heart in two. Four words; I.Don't. Love.You. No one could save her - not her brilliant cardiac surgeon dad, her BFFs, or God.

Brie, newly dead has all eternity to be dead. Wow - this is way harder and a lot more strenuous than her active life was as a living, breathing almost 16 year old teen! Brie sees her memorial with all her weeping stunned family, friends and school; takes the weird bus ride (for one) to the funky old pizza place where cute but annoying Patrick welcomes her to the afterlife. Brie has an E T E R N I T Y to learn the steps she must take before she can actually R.I.P. No other words can be as terrifying for her to hear.

**Spoiler alert, I can only tell you this book is hilarious - take Brie's trip with her, you'll be glad you did.

And don't forget to join us Aptil 18th!

1 comment:

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Love this review! I really enjoyed this book. It was cute but had lessons, too...I agree that Brie makes some really dumb decisions along the way, but she learns from them. So glad you liked this book, too!