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Ola! I'm one of those crazy girls who is overly addictive to books and reading. I'm weird around books and tends to read them abnormally fast. And I'm a hopeful romantic who is a firm believer of Happily Ever Afters.
The Catastrophic History of You and Me - Jess Rothenberg In that smile, I saw our whole Catastrophic history playing out before my eyes...

I've chosen to sit and watch the storm clouds gather instead of running for cover at the first hint of rain and I had paid the price for waiting because the storm became a hurricane.

Brie dies at a very young age. She dies because of a broken heart. Her heart literally breaks in two. She holds so much pain and anger towards Jacob, who caused her heart to be broken.

Now that she's D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend has been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost—and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul . . . who just might hold the key to her forever after. With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on.

But how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces??

I really just can't explain how I feel about this book. I just can't.

The Catastrophic History of You and Me is really one awesome story! It's just so beautiful and moving. This greatly reminds me of The Lovely Bones

Brie was a pretty good character. She has this perfect mix of humorous and sentimental sides and she definitely has a great personality within her. While reading, I really can't tell you how many times I wanted to cry for Brie. The sadness that she feels as she watches her family fall apart after her death. I could really feel the grief that envelopes both Brie and the family that she left. I could really feel the sadness through it all. I loved her character for being real. While reading, you could really see that she clearly loved her family and friends. A downside to Brie's character is that she kinds of jumps to conclusion easily. Especially about the reason why her boyfriend Jacob breaks up with her. I think she jumps way too high on that. Also, I don't really liked her little scheme of ruination and vengeance to her living friends which turns their lives into a complete disaster. The thing she is supposed to do is just get a little *take note:little revenge to the people who hurt her while she was still alive, but the little revenge she is planning turns into a great disaster. Talk about that. But in the end, its still nice to see her go on fixing what she had done.

Behind Brie is the guy Patrick. He helps Brie move through her five stages of grief. His whole 80's fashion and image was really swooning. He was very devoted but a little mysterious. He like giving "cheese nicknames" to Brie since her name is a cheese. It really one of those funny parts in this story. His witty nicknames for Brie.The banter of these two characters between each other really makes me swoon. The twist that connected these two would really shock you to the core and you would definitely not expect it.The relationship between them will turn out to be more than you originally think.
Better watch out for it! ;)

I clearly love everything about this book! Even Brie's dog Hamloaf. Ohmy! That dog is such a sweetness. He is a very loyal, friendly and adorable pet dog. My emotions really swirl when he recognized Brie's ghost and the time when they go off together. It really makes me awwww.

Another thing I liked about this book is the music title for each chapter. Those tittle would really tell the mood on how the chapter would go. This is a very unique story. The idea behind this book is so refreshing and I must say very original. A heart that literally breaks in half? Isn't that very original because people often think that the term "my heart breaks in half" is just a simple Idiomatic Expression, but in here, that expression really came to life.

I must say that this is a very powerful book about death and forgiveness. It's bittersweet, funny, emotional and very clever. It may have its own flaws what book doesn't have it? but still. Very moving.

PS. You should really never miss this out! :)