Love in the mail today. The artists are churning the books out faster than I can read them, much less comment on them.
"Love You Hate You Miss You" was written by Elizabeth Scott, and was just released on May 26th. I hate to say it, but it may be a little before I get to it. I still have to write up my reaction to Carrie Ryan's Forsest of Hands and Teeth, plus there at least 3 books I want to read first that I can think of off the top of my head. But anyway, I am looking forward to being able to read it.
Some information on the book:
Title: Love You Hate You Miss You
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Series: Elizabeth Scott
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen (May 26, 2009)
It is a very small book, only 7x5 inches.
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.
If you finish it before I do, let me know what you think.