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The Catastrophic History of You And Me

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Brie has the perfect life every girl would ever


Brie has the perfect life every girl would ever dream of. A loving family, awesome BFF’s who’s always there for her, and a wonderful boyfriend. What more would you ask for? Well, everything changed on that one night, when her boyfriend, Jac...

Brie has the perfect life every girl would ever dream of. A loving family, awesome BFF’s who’s always there for her, and a wonderful boyfriend. What more would you ask for? Well, everything changed on that one night, when her boyfriend, Jacob told her those four words: I DON’T LOVE YOU. Anyone who would’ve heard that will probably break her heart, but it’s different in Brie’s case, because her heart, LITERALLY broke, therefore causing her death. And that’s when the whole story starts…
The Catastrophic History of You and Me was different from any novel I’ve read about life after death, in a good way of course. I really enjoyed reading this and I easily finished the novel in one sitting. It was highly addictive!
Brie was a really fun heroine and I enjoyed reading her point of view. You get to feel the same way she’s feeling as you read. Anger, hurt, betrayal, these were the emotions that I kept on experiencing while reading and it’s as if my heart is also going to break in half. There were times that I cried from the pain, and the next thing I was already laughing! If my folks have seen me, they probably think I’m already nuts! Patrick is another interesting character who never fails to lighten the mood and give humor during the story, which made love him as well.
One of the things I liked about this novel is the titles for every chapter wherein each was taken from the lyrics of various songs, e.g. “Hey, hey, you, you, I don’t like your girlfriend!”. Another thing was how the stages of grief—Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Sadness, and Acceptance— were incorporated as parts of the novel, which was really awesome! This way, you get to see Brie’s improvement as she tries to accept the fact that she’s already dead, and everything has changed a lot since her death. The twist was really awesome and as you near the end, you’ll know why the title is “The Catastrophic History of You and Me”.
Over all, this book was a fun and light read. I loved the ending and I’m very satisfied with it. :D

I give this book 4.5 whales.

posted by BookWhales on April 8, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Heartbreakingly touching!!!!

Brie is an amazing girl! She has a great boyfriend, she's driven and she is only 15 years old, but she suffers a broken heart at the hands of her boyfriend when he says four little words....I Don't Love You. Her heart literally breaks in two and she dies. What follow...
Brie is an amazing girl! She has a great boyfriend, she's driven and she is only 15 years old, but she suffers a broken heart at the hands of her boyfriend when he says four little words....I Don't Love You. Her heart literally breaks in two and she dies. What follows is how Brie deals with being D&G(Dead and Gone) and how she deals with leaving her family and friends and makes peace with all that happened. I love how the author weaves images of her past life into events in the hereafter and how her nightmares really were meaningful to her. I also loved how much music played a part int his book with a lot of song lyrics in the titles and stuff. I also liked how the stages of grief(denial, anger, bargaining, sadness, acceptance) really played a part as well. This is an amazing read and I highly recommend it!!

posted by DanceBree17 on May 3, 2012

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  • Posted May 3, 2012

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    Heartbreakingly touching!!!!

    Brie is an amazing girl! She has a great boyfriend, she's driven and she is only 15 years old, but she suffers a broken heart at the hands of her boyfriend when he says four little words....I Don't Love You. Her heart literally breaks in two and she dies. What follows is how Brie deals with being D&G(Dead and Gone) and how she deals with leaving her family and friends and makes peace with all that happened. I love how the author weaves images of her past life into events in the hereafter and how her nightmares really were meaningful to her. I also loved how much music played a part int his book with a lot of song lyrics in the titles and stuff. I also liked how the stages of grief(denial, anger, bargaining, sadness, acceptance) really played a part as well. This is an amazing read and I highly recommend it!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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