Review: Love You Hate You Miss You
Book by: Elizabeth Scott
Review by: Willa Smith
Published: June 1st, 2009 (already published)
After Julia's death, Amy, her best friend, is left behind heartbroken and torn apart with sorrow. Julia was the only person that made life livable to her, and with her gone, what was Amy to do? Therapy and a journal, apparently. And so Amy begins a series of letters to Julia, telling her things she wished she had said, letting her know what is happening in her life, and just how much the loss hurts. Amy blames herself for Julia's death, and so does Julia's mother, which makes it even harder. When she resumes school, the only person that talks to her is Mel, a nerd in her English class, Corn Syrup (sometimes), and occasionally Patrick. Amy has to deal with her best friend's death, her parent's sudden interest in her, and all the things that loss bring with it.
Scott has written an incredible novel of letters and present time, documenting the tough time after Julia's death from the best friend, and ones that are brutally true - the style Scott is well known for. Love You Hate You Miss You isn't dismal, but isn't a happy book either. There are lots of memories and secret pockets that cause Amy's road to be harder than you'd expect. This novel is fantastically true, and a sad but sweet portrayal of friendship. Welcome to Amy's world.
3.6 stars for Love You Hate You Miss You!