The Catastrophic History of You & Me. Jess Rothenberg

This is a story about a dead girl named Brie. A character that you will fall in love with almost instantly.
The book is split into five parts, each part is a different stage in Brie’s story. We start with Ashes to Ashes and then move through the stages of grief with Brie as she tackles them. You find yourself moving through the same emotions Brie does as the story unfolds making you both laugh out loud one minute and then have tears streaming down your face the next. ( not one to be read on public transport)
I also loved the way each chapter was a titled with the name of a song which either had me smiling as I remembered songs of my youth ( heaven is a place on earth -Belinda Carlisle, It must have been love – Roxette) songs that made me burst into spontaneous singing (R-E-S-P-E-C-T – Aretha Franklin) again not a book for public transport!! And songs I didn’t know ( Don’t dream it’s over – Crowded House) but had to google because each song had meaning for the forthcoming chapter.

A bittersweet book you should put on your must read list.


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