Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Love You Hate You Miss You - Review

I recently won a copy of Love You Hate You  Miss You by Elizabeth Scott. Before going on let me say that this is the first book I actually started AND finished in a while. That's saying a lot! When I first received the copy I was drawn to the cover. I love the flower petals. From reading the book I think the girl is Julia but I may be wrong. 
I've never read any novels by Elizabeth Scott so I did not know what to expect. I actually enjoyed it. Although I don't relate much to the main character Amy-I've never lost a friend and never had a drink-I do see why she would blame herself for her friend's death and why she dealt with it the way she did. I also found myself having a love-hate relationship with Amy. I was annoyed how she did not know what she wanted. She wants her parents to care about her then she wants them to leave her alone. Elizabeth really gets how teenagers feel because I remember a phase a couple years ago in which I was just like Amy. I don't want to give too much away but I'm glad Amy ends up learning to move on. Here is the synopsis from Goodreads: 

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.
Let me know in the comments what you thought about the book if you've read it.

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