Thursday, November 4, 2010

Love You, Hate You, Miss You

Love You,  Hate You,  Miss You (LHMY)
By Elizabeth Scott
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 304

It's been seventy-five days, and Amy still doesn't know how she can possibly exist without her best friend, Julia—especially since it's her fault that Julia's dead. When her shrink tells her it would be a good idea to start a diary, Amy starts writing letters to Julia instead. 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.

When I first starting to read Elizabeth Scott's books, they were witty, charming, and basically a nice light read to have while wasting a weekend on the couch ( WHICH is not really wasting) .  Love You,  Hate You, Miss You is a nice, yet sad break from her usual writing.  Although I didn't agree with some of the characters choices, I could relate. What would you do if you you best friend died and everyone blames you, your parents finally started paying attention to your life, and if you were and wanted to be utterly alone? I wish Scott had elaborated a little more on how Julia was a good friend, made her more lovable, but it's not the first time someones best friend wasn't the "best" friend for them. But I also liked how Scott used letters to convey and move the story forward. All in all, pretty good read and will probably read Living Dead Girl.
Read, Write, Love

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