August 15, 2010

REVIEW! I Heart You, You Haunt Me.

I Heart You, You Haunt Me
Lisa Schroeder


Girl meets boy.
Girl loses boy.
Girl gets boy back …
… sort of.

Ava can’t see or touch him,
unless she’s dreaming.
She can’t hear his voice,
except for the faint whispers in her mind.
Most would think she’s crazy, but she knows he’s here.

The boy Ava thought she’d spend the rest of her life with.
He’s back from the dead,
as proof that love truly knows no bounds.

My rating: 4 stars.


Simply bittersweet. A girl’s story of love, loss, acceptance and freedom.

Schroeder’s novel is told in almost poetic stanzas, keeping the story moving at a brisk pace. But it is this style that evokes emotion for the reader. Side by side, the words would appear bland, ineffective. In stanzas, sentences are deconstructed and words may stand alone, giving each piece of information new meaning, focus, and importance. The smallest gesture – a CD player turning on – suddenly offers hope. A name – Jackson – is destructive.

Although at times a bit repetitive, Schroeder manages to tweak the scenes just right so that readers will want to move forward.


  1. I read her other novel in verse. It was a bit more compelling than this seems to be. I recommend that one. But I'm going to try this one anyway. I can't resist the title.

  2. I really liked this book, especially the supernatural twist. I didn't see the ending coming.

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  4. This was my first Verse Novel and I fell in love, it is my simple pleasure now.


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