The Catastrophic History of You And Me by Jess Rothenberg

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If I'd known right then that this was the kid who would grow up to break my heart beyond repair, maybe I would've stayed upstairs on the phone with Tess.



Maybe I would've gone to bed early. Maybe I would've begged my parents to take me with them - even though those doctor dinners are pretty much the boringest things ever.



But I didn't know. Couldn't know. So instead I shrugged and said something really genius like "Um, whatever." And proceeded to fall totally, madly, crazy in love.

 

About Jess Rothenberg

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Jessica Rothenberg lives and works in New York. The Catastrophic History of You and Me is her first novel.
 
Published February 2, 2012 by Penguin. 400 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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When Brie’s heart literally breaks, killing her, she must go through the five stages of grief before moving on in the afterlife.

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Publishers Weekly

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However, thanks to Brie's fresh and poignant narration, this first novel brings a welcome touch of irreverence to the larger themes of death, heartbreak, and forgiveness as Brie learns that sometimes there really are second chances.

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The Bookbag

Yes Pages: 400 Date: February 2012 Publisher: Puffin External links: Author's website ISBN: 0141334479 When her boyfriend breaks up with her - I don't love you - Brie Eagen literally dies of a broken heart.

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Common Sense Media

Brie flashes back to her life and recalls phoning her best friend when she was ecstatic after losing her virginity, and one character comes out as gay.

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The Overflowing Library

The end of the book was good as Brie's story comes full circle and I liked what the author did with the people Brie had left behind.

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Bookalicious

It’s so raw and intense, yet innocently playful…she completely captures what it’s like to be a teenager and how it feels to fall in love for the first time, and contrastingly, what first heartbreak feels like.

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RazOrBill

Brie's life ends at sixteen: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart - "literally."

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RazOrBill

And I'm not fully convinced that the ending actually lined up with the structure of this afterlife that we had talked about for the entire book, so it almost felt like it had turned on itself.I suppose the best way to sum it up is that while I really liked this book, I didn't LOVE it the way I ha...

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Book People's Teen Review

It’s like John Green humor in that way – the laugh-out-loud humor.

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Book People's Teen Review

I think she’s sort of paving the way for other books of this sort.

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