Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Book Review: Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott

Love You Hate You Miss YouTitle: Love You Hate You Miss You
Series: N/A
Author:  Elizabeth Scott
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: 1st June 2009
Pages: 276
Special Features: N/A
Goodreads Average Rating: 3.76

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. It's been seventy-five days. Amy's sick of her parents suddenly taking an interest in her.
And she's really sick of people asking her about Julia. Julia's gone now, and she doesn't want to talk about it. They wouldn't get it, anyway. They wouldn't understand what it feels like to have your best friend ripped away from you.
They wouldn't understand what it feels like to know it's your fault.
Amy's shrink thinks it would help to start a diary. Instead, Amy starts writing letters to Julia.
But as she writes letter after letter, she begins to realize that the past wasn't as perfect as she thought it was—and the present deserves a chance too.

Elizabeth Scott has produced yet another emotional read.
This is the second book of her's I have read in two days, and both have been fantastic.

Love You Hate You Miss You, focuses on grieving for the loss of a friend, something which is so rarely touched upon in book's, but also how the girl blame's herself for the death.
It's a book that basically everyone is able to relate to because of the use of friendship, throughout the book I couldn't help but picture myself in the place of protagonist Amy, which I believe would be almost un-avoidable for any reader.

Elizabeth's writing style in this book is unique... the story is told in the form of 2nd person and also uses Journal entries and letter's to tell the friend. This helps increase that the reader has on the book. Also the book is written is quite an informal and chatty way, engaging more with the reader and allow more of a connection to be made with the main character.

Amy is a likable character, though not the best I have come across. There is not much to her, and in a way she seemed a bit more of a follower to her bestfriend.
Her bestfriend who died, Julia is also featured in the book and a character I did not like very much. She was annoying, and despite being a great friend to Amy she seemed a bit selfish in some ways.

All round this book was an enjoyable and light read, though there is better.

I give this book....

1 comment:

  1. Hmm, I don't know about this. I don't like books with shallow characters. Cover sure is pretty though!