Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I Love You, Hate You, Miss You

I Love You, Hate You, Miss You
By Elizabeth Scott
276 pages

“Dear Julia, Get this, I’m supposed to be starting a journal about ‘my journey’. Please. I can see it now: Dear Diary, as I’m set adrift on this crazy sea called life....I don’t think so”

Summary: Amy is always left behind. Her friends find better friends, her parents are much more into each other than her, and now her best friend Julia is dead, thanks to her. She’s always drank too much to hide the fact that she doesn’t have a place, but with Julia gone because of her drinking Amy feels more alone than ever. In an attempt to move on and heal Amy writes letters to Julia, remembering both the good and bad.

Review: While this novel does have a lot of similarities to other novels available about the misfit main character, Scott’s fluent and easy to read writing style made this one in particular enjoyable to read. Readers will appreciate the anger that goes along with the story. So often the character just feels sorry for herself, but Amy’s frustration makes her a worth while character. She wants to be miserable, and thus Scott does a great job of letting her be that way. There is a sharpness to Amy that makes her endearing. There wasn’t a lot in terms of secondary characters or setting, the story focuses more on Amy’s journey. It was easy to read and thoroughly enjoyable.

Also by Elizabeth Scott: Between Here and Forever, The Unwritten Rule, Stealing Heaven, Perfect You

If you liked Love You, Hate You, Miss You, you might also enjoy: Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers, Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols, Hold Still by Nina LaCour and Leftovers by Laura Wiess

Author website: http://www.elizabethwrites.com/

Writing 3/4
Characters 2.5/4
Plot 3/4
Originality 2.5/4
Popularity 3/4
Cover Art3/4
Grade: S


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