THE CATASTROPHIC HISTORY OF YOU AND ME by Jess Rothenberg But Rothenberg’s afterlife is irritatingly undefined for one that comes. The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg was one of those all around awesome kind of books. My love for this book was. Brie’s life ends at sixteen: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn’t love her, and the news breaks her heart – literally. But now that she’s in heaven, Brie is about to.

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Book Review: The Catastrophic History of You & Me by Jess Rothenberg

Her best friend has been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy Brie loved and lost–and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. May 18, at 9: Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release!

I love that last line. Visit her at jessrothenberg. October 23, Publisher: This book was full of so much. Mainly Brie is just horrible. She haunts her boyfriend, parents, little brother, and best friends, watching them grieve for her.

I absolutely adored the voice given to Brie.

Rules seem to be applied more for narrative convenience than any adherence to complete concept, and the twist that drives the climax, while satisfying in an It’s A Wonderful Life kind of way, comes out of nowhere.

About Jess Rothenberg Jess Rothenberg grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, graduated from Vassar College, and spent most of her twenties editing books for teens and middle grade readers. The Catastrophic History of You and Me is a book that explores love in all its glorious and devastating orthenberg and is ultimately a unique and quirky romance.


Speaking of the cover, it was what initially drew me to the book. After the death of I found this a very refreshing read, and would definitely recommend it to contemporary fans. May 18, at 6: It was everything I wanted and nothing like I expected all annd the same time.

I can feel as if the girl is flying fatastrophic in the sky and the cover gives off this heaven and calm feeling!

The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg – book review

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Want to Read saving…. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Brie has to go through histor stages before she can rothnberg to Heaven for real. Editor reviews 1 reviews Overall rating. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Her heart literally breaks in two within her chest. Sometimes, friends drift in and out of our lives like fashion accessories – in one season and out the next. And I’m youu I’ve read this one ’cause this is something different.

What I’ll do instead is put some of the chapter titles of the book along with my review! With Thee help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she’s ready to move on. I had high expectations for The Catastrophic History of You and Me, considering all the positive reviews I’ve been reading about this book and how so many people love it. Star ratings hhe green are reader reviews.


Patrick was the best kind of male lead, because he was sweet and caring, but he didn’t always bend to Brie and he even cracked jokes on her from time to time. Kelly and Miko, however, It turns out to be a sweet story with a moral to it, I believe.

Sep 20, Ari rated it really liked it Shelves: I want someone like Patrick in my life. And they do it because they can.

Brie wants to get back at Jacob in the afterlife for breaking her heart. All thoughts and opinions expressed belong jou the individuals that wrote them and do not reflect the views of any outside affiliations including the libraries that we work at, the professional journals that we work with, or VOYA magazine, etc.

Some unexpected turns between Brie and her idea of Jacob. And then there’s Patrick, Brie’s mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul. The actual story was fun and easy to read, even with a premise that could have been taken so seriously. Her boyfriend tells her he doesn’t love her, and the news breaks her heart– literally. Feb 04, Lucille rated it really liked it. I’ve grown-up and become a bit jaded since then, but I could feel my fourteen-year-old self smiling and very pleased as I finished the book.