Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting!
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
Release Date: February 21, 2012
Preorder: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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 D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend has been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost—and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul . . . who just might hold the key to her forever after.
With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on. But how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?
"Inventive, gorgeous, funny and yes . . . heartbreaking. You will absolutely love this book." — Lauren Oliver, New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and Delirium.
This book sounds quirky, tongue-in-cheek and irreverent -- the trifecta ;) It's hard to do an afterlife story in a unique way with so many out there, but it sounds like this debut author succeeds. I love that she literally dies of a broken heart; it's so satiric. I also love the idea that the dead are the ones who must go through the 5 stages of grief -- it's definitely a different twist. Plus, her best friend is hiding things about the boy who "killed" her? And there are Lost Soul trail guides for the afterlife? This just sounds like such a fun, sweet read. And, according to Lauren Oliver, "heartbreaking"? You can definitely count me in.
Are you excited for this one? What are you waiting on this week?