Tuesday, 10 September 2013

The Catastrophic History of You and Me

This story packs a punch. There is always something interesting at every corner of this novel. Brie just constantly surprises you and we know that Patrick is intrigued by her just as we are. 
Brie dies from something we all have experienced but not to the extent that Brie did, and that is heartbreak. Her heart literally broke in half when her boyfriend told her that he doesn't like love her. After Brie dies, she finds it hard to move on, so she goes back to her friends and family. Only to find that things weren't exactly as great as she thought it was. One of her best friends might be in love with her ex-boyfriend and her dad might have some secrets of his own as well. 
Halfway through the story you might be thinking, this is a typical teenage girl story. Wrong! The ending was quite a surprise. Not in a million years would I have thought what the author brought out. Jessica Rothenberg ends the novel with a big punch and reveals the true story behind the catastrophic history of Brie and Patrick. 
The Catastrophic History of You and Me is an easy to read novel that can be read in one sitting. There is not a single moment when the readers aren't laughing at Brie or thinking that why doesn't she know that Patrick likes her because we all know just how much Patrick adores her. This story really brings us inside Brie's and Patrick's little world and takes us on an adventure of afterlife that we wished was happening in their real life. A must-read novel that will make you laugh, cry and be glad at the end that you read this book.