Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott

Front Flap: 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. Well, I liked it, but I liked some of her other novels better. This was the book where there was a big event or something happened that you don't know about, except for little bits and pieces, and that the main character, in this case Amy, has changed and been affected by it in a major way. Finally like in the middleish of the book Amy tells the story of what happened that night and that she thinks she's a murderer. Her counselor thinks otherwise, and talks to her about choices. Yeah she told Julia to get in the car and drive, but she chose to do it. She didn't have to listen. Amy is going through a time where it's like she's so confused and trying to hold onto the past. But the title fits perfectly. She loved her best friend, who was the only one who didn't care about her tallness, who actually called it being like a model. She hated her because she was what she couldn't be. And now she misses her because she was her best friend and they did everything together, and there are so many memories going through her head. This book, I dunno, there's some like the way it's written isn't so straight forward, it's more based on emotions and moments. I like it, but sometimes I kinda don't? I don't know if I explained that right, but that's how it feels to me! But Elizabeth Scott is def an excellent writer.

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