I Heart You, You Haunt Me
FROM THE COVER:
Girl meets boy.
Girl loses boy.
Girl gets boy back …
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.