Author- Jess Rothenberg.
Publish date- March 2012.
You wouldn't ever believe, if someone told you, that a heart could break in half and cause death. Now you wouldn't, would you?
Well that is just what happened to Brie, when her boyfriend told her that he didn't love her. She died and when she was cut open they saw that her heart was cut cleanly in half.
And now Brie is trying to work out where to go from now, she can start a new life up above with the new people she's met, or she can stay and haunt her boyfriend, try and get back at him for what he did for a little while.
But maybe staying will help her understand what went wrong... how she could've changed the ending that has already been written...
Thank you to Penguin for this review copy!
What I thought:
The Catastrophic History of You and Me is a most unusual and intriguing book- the story of a girl trying to cope with her own death whilst able to watch her family and the boy who did it, reliving in her mind all the memories that mean the world to her; Jess Rothenberg has a really unique way of telling a story, interesting chapter names, fun parts and a storyline that will take a lot of readers in it's grip and make sure they leave with more love for the present then they had previously.
I think the cover is really nice- it represents Brie at her funeral and she's wearing her favourite purple dress, so that works really well for me.
Nonetheless, for all the promises this story held, I couldn't completely enjoy it because, though a very entertaining and captivating storyline, it just didn't captivate me and I didn't ever completely get into the storyline, though I recommend trying none the less, if it sounds like the kind of book you would enjoy.
It's also really interesting how her storyline, her past, played out through the story.
Overall I liked the sound and the storyline, the cover and promise of this story more then how it played out- Brie seemed a little too typical a character and I couldn't click with her or read about her and hope along with her, even though in the end I liked her more then in the beginning.
2.5 out of 5.