THE CATASTROPHIC HISTORY OF YOU AND ME by Jess Rothenberg But Rothenberg’s afterlife is irritatingly undefined for one that comes. The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg was one of those all around awesome kind of books. My love for this book was. Brie’s life ends at sixteen: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn’t love her, and the news breaks her heart – literally. But now that she’s in heaven, Brie is about to.

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I loved the characters. I don’t really need to explain the synopsis in my words because the official one seems to describe what the book is about quite well.

I feel like Rothenberg brings in so many elements to this story, to try to make it more complex than it really is, or should be, and by the end she tries to force a rothenbefg ever after. Jess gave the reader just enough humor, romance, and grief to keep the story going steady and the reader entertained, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. All the elements perfectly blend in from the narrative method, tone and everything else.

But of course, Brie is at the first stage – denial – and doesn’t want to move on at all. I thoroughly enjoyed cataastrophic subtle hints placed throughout the story, and though I figured out what was really going on half-way through, I was still pleasantly surprised at how it came to fruition. I loved following Brie through her journey and seeing where it would take her next.

Maar ook weer een boek waarvan je verder na denkt in het leven, ook de emoties in het boek is een toppertje. Once you start reading this one, you won’t want to put it down.


Just right, I guess. But I stop here because imagining past his whatever jacket, what was it again? I especially loved the dialogue between Patrick and Brie, as well as all the cheese themed nicknames he came up with for her. My favorite character in the book though was not Brie, but Patrick. And there are so many teen culture references – chocolate bars, fashion brands, TV shows, even Twilight gets a mention or two – that the book will date far too quickly.

There’s a girl called Brie. To go along with that, I saw on her website that she had a playlist to go along with the book, so I was able to read and listen to it and it was great.

Sep 23, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: I wanted to know why he broke up with her, seeing how he and Rithenberg were so lovey-dovey in their relationship and when I found out what the reason was, I wanted to hug him. In the end, I spent the whole rest of that school year watching Chloe have the time of her life pushing my beloved color buttons.

For about half of the book, the pacing seemed a bit slow to me. There was one character that didn’t come up as much as Brie or Patrick, for obvious reasons, but I absolutely loved. Looking for More Great Reads?

I love that last line. My Rating for this book: No matter how much you think you know historyy person – no matter how pretty they act, or how popular they seem, you can never know what their lives are really like.

Brie has to go through five stages before she can go to Heaven for real. You know the five stages of grief people go through after they lose someone?


The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg

Let’s just say the afterlife is a new world with rules and ways all its own. The Iffy Ok, I have to jesaica the back story of who Patrick was has me feeling iffy. There were some twists that I didn’t see coming, and they really got hitory change the course of things. Read it Forward Read it first. I’d left it in my desk one Friday afternoon, but when I looked for it the following Monday morning, it was gone.

Well, this book is about those five stages, except it’s Brie who is grieving. I teared up — okay, bawled like a baby because I tend to be overly sentimental — twice within the first two chapters alone. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. And what soul did she trade to come back to life hide spoiler ] Anyways, I loved this book and I will definitely read some more from Jess in the future! In her debut novel, Rothenberg supplies readers with an imaginative and intriguing vision of what might happen after death.

I’ll admit that I found the book a bit slow at first, and that, yes, it did take me a while to finish, but after completing it I couldn’t have been happier that I’d chosen to read it in the first place.

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Wat een prachtig verhaal! He is sweet, charming and oh, what I’d do to make him smile. I truly loved Patrick in the story.