Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott

Pub Date: June 2009

Summary: How are you supposed to move on after your best friend dies and it’s your fault?

Amy is getting sick of a lot of things.

Her parents suddenly caring. People asking her about Julia.

Amy doesn’t want to talk about Julia.

She was her best friend and how she’s gone.

Amy knows people won’t understand what it’s like for her.

What it’s like to have your best friend ripped away from you.

What it’s like to lose the one thing you really cared about.

What it’s like to lost the one person you would do anything for.

They wouldn’t know what it’s like to know that all of that is your fault.

Her shrinks told her to keep a journal, but of course she didn’t listen.

Amy starts writing letters to Julia instead.

But as she writes, Amy realizes that maybe the past she had with Julia wasn’t as perfect as she thought it was.

Maybe Amy needs to give the present a chance instead of always pushing things away.

Rating: 4 Stars

Review: Love You Hate You Miss You is the first novel by Elizabeth Scott that I have really liked reading. Amy was a really unique character. You could tell within the first few pages that the relationship she shared with Julia was very special and it meant a lot to her. You could also tell that Amy did blame herself for the death of Julia. I didn’t really like Amy at some parts but when I did like her, I could really relate to her. I understood how she felt about drinking and parties, guys and sex. A lot of the time I thought that she was very confused and unsure about the things that were going on around her. She felt empty and alone without Julia. Amy didn’t think anyone could fix that for her. But towards the end, a guy comes into her life and makes Amy feel things that she hasn’t ever felt before. The ending of Love You Hate You Miss You is sort of bittersweet in some ways. I really recommend this book. Now I just need to go out and buy my own copy so I can read it again whenever I want to.

-Lexi (:
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