Brie is the “biggest, cheesiest, sappiest romantic” who believes that everyone will find their perfect someone, so when Jacob, the love of Brie's life, tells her he doesn't love her anymore, the news breaks her heart,literally, and she dies. But now that she's D&G (dead and gone), Brie revisits the living world to discover that her family has begun to unravel and her best friend has been keeping an intimate secret about her boyfriend. Somehow, Brie must handle all of this while navigating through the five steps of grief with the help of Patrick, her mysterious bomber-jacketed guide to the afterlife. But how is she supposed to face the Ever After with a broken heart and no one to call her own?
This is one of my favourite books and I realised I had never posted my review on my blog. So I’ve taken the review I wrote over on Goodreads about 2 years ago and I’m posting it here. After reading my own review I kind of feel like reading this again, so I may just do that soon, but probably not. Keep in mind this was one of my first ever reviews.. soo don't judge me.
Review: I really don't think I can say anything about this book right now without breaking down into tears. Seriously THE FEELS!!!
~FAST FORWARD 30 MINUTES~
Ok it's been half an hour and I finally feel emotionally ready to get into this. First of all, I have to say that this may be my favourite book of 2014... Overtaking Still Alice, I know hard to believe but true. I stumbled across this book got it purely because of the cover art, I know "don't judge a book by its cover" and all that jazz but seriously, have you seen the cover? Anyway, I didn't even know what it was about, hadn't read any reviews and had never heard of the author so I was pretty much going in blind. So when I read the first paragraph I was slightly taken aback.
So basically, this book is about a young girl who dies from a broken heart (which you would already know if you read the blurb unlike me). The book then takes you through her dealing with her death by splitting up the book in the 5 stages of grief. And honestly, I haven't read a book that's caused me to feel so many different emotions, in such a long time. It was so beautifully written that I felt every emotion Brie was going through, if she was happy I was happy, if she was angry, I was angry… you get the idea. The book goes through so many plot twists it's an endless amount of adrenaline and it will definitely keep you sitting on the edge of your seat (or bed or wherever you are while reading this) in suspense.
Another thing I have to mention - Patrick. From the first few pages he was in, I was obsessed. AmsterDAMN he was mighty fine.
I feel like this would make such an amazing movie. It has a little bit of everything and I think the supernatural elements would look amazing on the big screen. To sum it up, this is definitely a must read for anyone who enjoys a bit of supernatural, romance, not sure what to call it but it's a pretty good all-rounder I reckon. I think if you liked Twilight and Divergent and books about the afterlife then this book is definitely for you. And even if you don't, you should read it anyway.
Would I recommend? Abso-freaking-lutely!
Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Genre: YA/Contemporary/Supernatural/Fantasy/I don't even know
Acquired from: The Book Depository
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