Book Review: I Heart You, You Haunt Me

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After doing more research on verse novels, and making a little bit more progress on my own, I soon realized that there were a few other authors that I needed to check out! Lisa Schroeder being one of them!

I quickly found her novels on Jet.com and placed my order for four of them: I Heart You, You Haunt Me, Far From You, Chasing Brooklyn, and The Day Before

I had read a few of Ellen Hopkins books already, but I wanted to check out similar books from other authors as well. Ultimately, I just wanted to learn from the best and I think I've got the materials to do that!

Synopsis:
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.


Review:
I didn't really plan on reading this book first, in fact, I just grabbed it on my way out the door to an appointment with my rheumatologist. I figured it would be nice to get a little reading done while I waited for the doctor. Little did I know that I'd finish the entire book while I was there!

Honestly, I read it so quickly that I didn't even take the time to make notes about it! And I guess that says a lot in itself!

I wasn't quite sure how I would feel about the book after starting it, it seemed like there wouldn't be too much character development, but I was pleasantly surprised! The plot moved along quickly and I'm quite happy with how the book ended!

Surprisingly enough, I don't find myself loving too many stand alone novels. Often, I feel like there is so much more left to talk about and so many unanswered questions. However, I think Lisa did a great job with this one! I enjoyed the ending and I feel like I can move on to my next book quite peacefully!

As for the book's specifics, there were a couple of things that bothered me. For one, I felt as if the cover art didn't quite match the atheistic of the main character. Ava really liked the color black, so it was difficult to imagine her in a white dress, especially while she's grieving. Of course, that's not really a big deal.

My main problems with the book were mostly formatting/text. Often times, I found myself struggling to read the page titles. Because of the script font, I had a hard time deciphering between "d's" and "w's" in the titles.

Not only that, but I also found the use of quotation marks a little confusing. There where parts of dialogue that started with them, but didn't end with them and I felt it a little unnecessary. Even though the book is written in verse, I still only find one set of quotation marks necessary for each speaker.

I do have to give Lisa props though, besides my issue with the quotation marks, I think she was able to combine verse and dialogue seamlessly! I really enjoyed the added conversations that some verse novels don't offer.

Overall, I would 100% recommend I Heart You, You Haunt Me! I loved the characters and the story line and I can't wait to read Lisa's other books!

If you're interested in purchasing I Heart You, You Haunt Me, you can find it here

Have you read either of these books? I'd love to read what you thought about them in the comments!

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