I Heart You, You Haunt Me [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

KLIATT - KLIATT Review
Part love story, part ghost story, I Heart You, You Haunt Me opens with the funeral of Ava's boyfriend Jackson. Through short, staccato sentences we see the stained glass windows, the flowers, the casket as Ava sees them--bursts of color in a sea of black. The days pass and Ava's love, memories, grief, and guilt threaten to swallow her (it was because of her dare that Jackson died). Instead, Jackson comes to her. Taking up residence in her house, he uses music on the stereo to talk to her, and begins to haunt her days and dreams. Ava's initial comfort turns to fear when she suspects Jackson of stalking her and keeping her from moving forward. Nothing, however, is as it seems, and in an interesting twist, the author absolves Jackson while leaving Ava on the path to recovery. Although the narrative in verse suggests a quick read, the storyline is anything but easy. Schroeder's stripped-down images capture the pain of losing someone, the bewilderment posed by memories so strong that they seem more real than the present, and the isolation that often goes hand-in-hand with grief. Age Range: Ages 12 to 18. REVIEWER: Debra Mitts-Smith (Vol. 42, No. 1)
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At her boyfriend Jackson's funeral, Ava's emotions are as raw as her bitten fingernails. She is empty without the relationship's "fireworks" and resorts to medication and sleep to relieve the pain. But seeing his reflection in the mirror, hearing CD messages, and smelling his scent convince Ava that Jackson is present in her house. Ava realizes that her friends and family are offering help, but she is reluctant to leave the house where Jackson is. Even the prospect of new romance is not enough. Eventually Ava confronts the unthinkable. She had dared Jackson to jump into the water from high above Heaven's Hideaway and feels responsible for his death. In the end, she demands that Jackson leave her, and he departs taking along Ava's "blanket of guilt." Ava then restarts her life with counseling. Using flashbacks, precise language and verse format, Schroeder creates vivid images that define the passion of teenage love. A happy couple at the carnival and the "cranberry red love" they shared is a grim contrast to bereaved Ava's hiding out in her ratty bathrobe and wallowing in the "warm sea" of her dead boyfriend's kisses. Each short poem develops the characters or the plot. "Let's Dance" describes the side stepping to which Ava and her mother resort in trying to talk openly about Jackson's death. Forgoing the easy resolution-Ava finding a new love-Schroeder opts for a rational and hopeful denouement with Ava seeking professional help. Teen girls will love this well-written, tragic romance. Reviewer: Barbara Johnston
School Library Journal

Gr 7-10- Fifteen-year-old Ava had never been to a funeral until her boyfriend died. She is quickly consumed by sorrow and overwhelmed with the guilt that she, the unadventurous one, dared Jackson to dive off the rock in the first place. Unsure how she can possibly go on without him, she soon discovers that his spirit hasn't gotten very far. When she begins to feel his presence in various manifestations around her house, she holes up and spends all her time with "Jackson," unwilling to let him go. Ultimately, she realizes she will never live a normal life if she doesn't move on, but must figure out how to let him know. Told in Av's voice, this novel-in-verse captures the all-consuming nature of intense teen love. Beyond Ava, though, the characters are only shallowly realized and a somewhat hackneyed plotline-a ghost can't leave unfinished business-is presented without any new spice. Still, this is a quick and agreeable, if not earth-shattering, read.-Jill Heritage Maza, Greenwich High School, CT

Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442407343
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 10/27/2009
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 157,228
  • Age range: 14 years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Lisa Schroeder
Lisa Schroeder is the author of the teen verse novels The Day Before; I Heart You, You Haunt Me and its companion novel, Chasing Brooklyn; Far from You; and the teen prose novel Falling for You. She is also the author of the middle grade prose novels It’s Raining Cupcakes, Sprinkles and Secrets, and Frosting and Friendship. She lives in Beaverton, Oregon. Find out more about Lisa and her books at LisaSchroederBooks.com or on Twitter at @Lisa_Schroeder.
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Read an Excerpt

Mirror, Mirror

I'm putting on makeup.

I'll be like a clown

and no one will see

the real face

behind the mask.

I don't want Cali to see

the sad me,

the depressed me,

the shamed me.

As I stand in the bathroom,

carefully lining my eyelids

bronze,

I feel a splash

of cool air.

I shiver.

I feel something.

Something behind me.

Something familiar.

Hauntingly familiar.

I glance behind me,

but I don't see

anything.

Or anyone.

And then,

when I look in the mirror

again,

I see,

for a split second,

not just me,

but someone else.

Jackson.

Copyright © 2008 by Lisa Schroeder

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Though in verse, you will heart this book

    I've seen so many reviews of this around that I'm not going to bother summarizing it because it would take me forever. Basically, it's the story of a girl who's boyfriend dies but doesn't leave her.<BR/>That said, I am in LOVE with this book. It's written in verse so I was hesitant to pick it up because I've never read a whole book in verse before. But I'd seen so many good review of it and the plot of it seemed so great, that I had to buy it. The minute it came in the mail, I started reading it. I was hooked from the first page and stayed up much later than I should have to finish it.<BR/>When I was reading this, I felt as if it was I who had just lost the boyfriend and it was the face of my boyfriend in the mirror. Ava's emotions were easy to relate to and I could feel the pain she was going through, along with her confusion. The fact that it was written in verse was not a set back but more of an asset to the story as it kept the story from being bogged down by details and descriptions that would have slowed Ava's story down.<BR/>I Heart You, You Haunt Me is an amazing book that I would recommend to anyone, especially if they aren't a huge fan of reading. If you haven't picked this book up yet, be sure to pick it up next time you see it!

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2008

    ava and jackson

    I cried through the whole entire book. this book is about ava and jackson. jackson dies and ava thinks it's her fault. So jackson follows ava everywhere.But since he's a ghost he can't talk to her,so he turns the c.d player on to these songs that tell ava how jackson feels about her,or he'll write notes to her on her mirror in the bathroom saying that he loves her and stuff.But when her parents take her to the beach for a weekend she meets a boy. I'm not going to tell you the rest so if you want to know what happens.... read the book!!!!!!!!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2008

    I would recommend it.....

    It is a book I would recommend, but I'm not really a fan of how the book was written in short-lined coloums. I finished this book really fast, though, and I thought it was really good! It was a good ending, definately showing how much Jackson loved Ava!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2008

    a girl and her undead boyfriend

    ava had jackson. jackson said he would never leave her, she didn't realize he also meant after death. I love this book it was good. I love how it was writen, it did have detail but not so much that you fall asleep. I recommended it to my friend who never reads and she Love it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Keke

    This book was amazing only took me a half a day even less to read 5 thumbs up

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    Its really good

    If you read chasing brooklynn this is the girl who gives her a cd on jacksons hideaway
    So ava is in the book chasing brooklynn.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

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    Review: I Heart You, You Haunt Me

    I've had this sitting on my shelf for quite some time. After two wonderful books by Lisa Schroeder, I intended on reading sooner rather than later. I'm so glad I did!

    It continues to amaze me that a story can be told so beautifully in so little words. I never would have thought that a verse novel could make me feel so much. Even though I have no personal experience with what Ava is going through, I instantly connected to her. Her grief and guilt jump off the pages. At first I was afraid that she wasn't going to let go of Jackson, and this was going to be a downward spiral into depression. But I should know better. Schroeder has a knack for taking these situations and having a light at the end of a dark tunnel. I was happy to see that life will go on for Ava.

    What was strange for me, was I initially read Jackson completely wrong. I thought he was a controlling boyfriend in some of the flashbacks. And he came across that way in death as well. I think I took that differently than was intended. Especially in the end when I realized the reasons Jackson actually came back to Ava. It made me rethink my entire approach to the book.

    An enjoyable read that I would recommend to anybody, particularly those who are hesitant to try verse. I look forward to what Schroeder produces next! And I will seek out Far From You, it's the only one I haven't read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Amazing

    I read this book in a matter of an hour it is so heartfelt and you feel the agony for of seeing her dead boyfriend when she tells of her killing him tears rose from my eyes young love ais mostly distoyed but Lisa tells this story in a way that will capture you forever

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2011

    Amazing book<3

    I finished this book a couple of days ago and i LOVED it!! Im into paranormal romance books so i really liked it. It was a real quick read to so thats always good :). I would recomend it to anyone from the ages of 12 to 17.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2011

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    Fantastic!

    This was my very first experience with a novel written in verse. It most certainly will not be my last. I have been quite skeptical to pick one up, but after hearing incredible things about Lisa Schroeder I decided to check it out. I sat down to read this and didn't move until I was finished. When I flipped that last page I couldn't believe that I had finished. It seemed to be over so incredibly quickly.

    I Heart You, You Haunt Me is the story of Ava. A 15 year old girl in complete devastation over the death of her boyfriend Jackson. She blames herself as it was a "dare" that caused his untimely death. She is overcome with grief over the loss of him and feels that she will never be able to move on.

    I initially didn't think a novel in verse could tell much of a story. Boy was I wrong. I was so engrossed in Ava's story and, with very little words, was able to learn so much about a boy and girl who loved each other so much. This was almost a novel of less is more. So few words could tell such an amazing story. I really enjoyed the fact that we get glimpses of the past. We get to see how they met and little bits of what their relationship was like.

    I felt so much for Ava. Once Jackson starts haunting her she thinks that she will be able to hold onto him and their relationship forever. She soon learns that there is so much more. Her friends and family try to pull her out of the depression that she has put herself in.

    Overall this was incredibly amazing!!! I will never shy away from a novel in verse. In fact, I will probably seek them out from here on out. If you are looking for a quick and completely engrossing read then this is the book for you!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Anonymous

    This is 1 of the best books ever, it is about a girl named ava whos boyfriend, jackson, dies and she thinks it is her fault. Throw out this whole book ava is trying to get over jacksons death and that it might be her fault. Jackson comes back as a ghost, to keep the promis he made to her that he would never leave her. He tells her how he feels for her by plsying music that explands how he feeld, he writes notes on her mirror, and talkes to her in a fant whisper in her head, which he can only do once in a while. He only does this stuff when she is alone. Then ava goes to a beach and meets a boy. What will jackson do?
    A romantic and hunting, page by page read. I read it in a day.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Beautiful

    It made me sad but the end was heart warming

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    I LOVE THIS BOOK!

    I love this book so much. I read it so many times, probably like 15 or so times. I actually could kinda of relate to it but not the haunting part. This is diffently one of the best books ever!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    Now thats forever love

    Its basically ava falls for a boy named jackson and gets him but when a date goes wrong and jackson ends up dead ava does nothing but sit in her home. Jackson vists her and she knows hes there her parents thinks shes nuts because she never wants to leave the house... as forthe rest u MUST READ!!! It was a lil predictable but all in all i did enjoy it. This book is also written in short collums fast read 138 pgs on my nook enjoy!! Im hopefull

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    If u hared the book u r a hatter than (s.j.p)1

    I loved rhis book to death!lol jk. Well anyway i have read ti book many times but he first time woukd bhaave to be my fav. Because i did not know what was gonna happen. I love this book because it has love sadness hummor and mor sasness andkove and hen it has mystery! I ask my self y some pple hate or o not like this book n one bda i got it................... its becaause they are haters!its true te may not li it but te are o andes yes ti is a book ans very good book as matter of fact?o and make sure u buy the book dont just get he sample then it will npt make seence!lol bye. I hope u read ts book9times or more jusr like me!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    I loved it!!!!!

    It was such a good book and would reconmend this to all of my friends. On a scale of 1-10 i would pick a 7 or 8.

    Also u sould read the touch series the first book is deadly little secretes its really good

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    One of my favorites!

    I absolutely loved this book. I finished it quickly because it was very intriguing! It is a great read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    I heart you you haunt me

    This is one of my favorite books i did thisbook formy book report this is must read it is A AWESOME book.... i lov this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Steh Steph

    This it a very goood book i love it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    ...

    It was good but too short! Overall, a good read (:

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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