The Catastrophic History of You and Me

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PDF The Catastrophic History of You and Me I’ll go straight to the point. Despite some reviews that say this is corny and melodramatic, I loved it, loved absolutely every word from the very beginning up to the very last word of the Acknowledgement.^^ “REVENGE MAY BE SWEET, BUT BOOK DEALS ARE DEFINITELY SWEETER.”To me, it’s a beautiful and quirky (two adjectives you don't see together often) novel about heartbreak in all its possible meanings. It’s mysterious, fantastical, very intriguing, romantic, seriously funny (certainly had dozens and dozens of lol moments like “R to the I to the P”) and utterly heartbreaking (the friends ritual at the beach had me choking on this huge lump in my throat), IT REALLY IS UNIQUELY CATASTROPHIC and IN A GOOD WAY. All the elements perfectly blend in from the narrative method, tone and everything else. I loved that it reads more like a fantasy book than anything else and that’s why I completely enjoyed it. I enjoyed all those pop references (Friends reference for the win. I sing smelly cat all too like all the time. Lol!) and I adore the song titles for every chapter. I keep guessing what a chapter is about based on the song title. Sorry about this useless review (if it could even be called that). You’re just going to have to read the book to know what I’m gushing about here. A late birthday review present to Gi (do check out her review here). Hope you're doing great, my dear friend. <3. The Catastrophic History of You and Me Viral Book Dying of a broken heart is just the beginning Welcome to forever 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 DG dead and gone , Brie is about to discover that love is way complicated than she ever imagined Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel Her beDying of a broken heart is just the beginning Welcome to forever 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 DG dead and gone , Brie is about to discover that love is way 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. Jess Rothenberg grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, graduated from Vassar College, and spent most of her twenties editing books for teens and middle grade readers like the bestselling titles VAMPIRE ACADEMY, STRANGE ANGELS, and I AM A GENIUS OF UNSPEAKABLE EVIL I WANT TO BE YOUR CLASS PRESIDENT, to name just a few She lives in Brooklyn where she writes full time, dances interpretively, and dreams of one day owning a sheepdog named Leo THE CATASTROPHIC HISTORY OF YOU AND ME is her first novel Visit jessrothenberg to find out .. Good Ebook The Catastrophic History of You and Me Confession time: I was pretty sure I would love this book even before it showed up in my mailbox. I loved the title, I liked the cover, and the description sounded really interesting. What I didn’t know, however, was that I wasn’t just signing up for a fun read, I was signing up for heartbreak and some really huge, eye opening lessons. Don’t get me wrong: The Catastrophic History of You and Me is often laugh-out-loud funny, but that’s not nearly all it is. Brie Eagan’s life was perfect: she had a great family, her three best friends and the most wonderful boyfriend a girl could wish for. At least that’s what she thought. But days before her sweet sixteen, her boyfriend Jacob uttered four horrible words that killed Brie on the spot: I don’t love you. It would seem that a young and perfectly healthy person really can die of a broken heart. It didn’t matter that Brie’s father is a famous cardiologist. It didn’t matter that she had so many other things to be happy about. The shock and the hurt of Jacob’s words were too much for Brie’s heart to handle. At the beginning of our story, Brie opens her eyes to discover that she’s indeed dead, and currently existing in her own version of afterlife, which just happens to be her family’s favorite pizza place. Her company is even more surprising, especially the boy dressed exactly like Tom Cruise in Top Gun. His name is Patrick and he immediately jumps at the chance to be Brie’s guide through afterlife, or at least this part of it. He is kind, thoughtful and the closest thing to an angel Brie is likely to meet. As the two of them go back to observe the aftermath of her death, Brie is forced to accept that her life wasn’t nearly as perfect as she thought it was and slowly fight her way through five stages of grief. Here’s just a small taste of denial: This is all just a bad dream, I told myself. I’m totally in bed, totally safe, totally snuggled. Hamloaf’s next to me. Jack’s down the hall. Everything is okay.But still, why the crazy nightmare? I must have eaten something funky. Or maybe I have a history test coming up. Or I’d forgotten to floss.In my experience, books that strike me the most are the ones that successfully mix humor and tragedy. One of the recent stellar examples is Looking for Alaska. Jess Rothenberg does this extraordinarily well. She knows when to lighten the mood with a joke, and when to stop with the humor entirely. She knows exactly how much tragedy her reader can take and when it’s time to water it down with one of Patrick’s nicknames for Brie or something similar. It is a valuable skill, and one that pretty much guarantees that I’ll read her next novel, and the one after that.Here’s another thing I should mention, one I’m pretty sure some of my friends will appreciate. (I won’t be naming names, though.) Seeing as Patrick had died in the 80s and he’s dressed according to the fashion of 1983 or so, every chapter is titled after a song, a huge part of them from the 80s, and there is a four-page long playlist at the end of the book. I played most of them while reading this book and felt like a lost time traveler most of the time – but in a very good way. An advanced copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, Puffin/Razorbill UK for review purposes.For this review and more, please visit The Nocturnal Library
The Catastrophic History of You And Me The Catastrophic History of You and Me doesn t wait to get straight into the story Brie s death happens pretty quickly and then combines flashbacks with the current day storyline The flashbacks are not that frequent, and are used to give context to the current storyline, but for me it was the right balance too many flashbacks probably would have had me a little bored. The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg The Catastrophic History of You and Me features a protagonist who felt shallow and like a year old with the way she treated everything, yet though I detested her during the Anger and Bargaining parts this book is told in parts labeled as the stages of grief And every chapter is a Catastrophism Catastrophism is the theory that the Earth has largely been shaped by sudden, short lived, violent events, possibly worldwide in scope This is in contrast to uniformitarianism, in which slow incremental changes, such as erosion, created all the Earth s geological features The proponents of uniformitarianism held that the present was the key to the past, and that all The Catastrophic History of You And Me Kindle edition by Feb , The Catastrophic History of You and Me doesn t wait to get straight into the story Brie s death happens pretty quickly and then combines flashbacks with the current day storyline The flashbacks are not that frequent, and are used to give context to the current storyline, but for me it was the right balance too many flashbacks probably would have had The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg Feb , The Catastrophic History of You and Me is her first novel Visit her at jessrothenberg Videos The Catastrophic History of You and Me Editorial Reviews When Brie s boyfriend, Jacob, dumps her, the year old girl literally dies of a broken heart She s left floating above her family and friends, attempting to piece together the Catastrophic History of You Me jess rothenberg The Catastrophic History of you me Brie is the biggest, cheesiest, sappiest romantic who believes that everyone will find their perfect someone So when Jacob, the love of Brie s life, tells her he doesn t love her any, the news breaks her heart literally But now that she s DG dead and gone , Brie revisits the living world to discover that her family has begun to unravel

  1. Jess Rothenberg grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, graduated from Vassar College, and spent most of her twenties editing books for teens and middle grade readers like the bestselling titles VAMPIRE ACADEMY, STRANGE ANGELS, and I AM A GENIUS OF UNSPEAKABLE EVIL I WANT TO BE YOUR CLASS PRESIDENT, to name just a few She lives in Brooklyn where she writes full time, dances interpretively, and dreams of one day owning a sheepdog named Leo THE CATASTROPHIC HISTORY OF YOU AND ME is her first novel Visit jessrothenberg to find out .

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  1. Confession time I was pretty sure I would love this book even before it showed up in my mailbox I loved the title, I liked the cover, and the description sounded really interesting What I didn t know, however, was that I wasn t just signing up for a fun read, I was signing up for heartbreak and some really huge, eye opening lessons Don t get me wrong The Catastrophic History of You and Me is often laugh out loud funny, but that s not nearly all it is Brie Eagan s life was perfect she had a great [...]


  2. I ll go straight to the point Despite some reviews that say this is corny and melodramatic, I loved it, loved absolutely every word from the very beginning up to the very last word of the Acknowledgement REVENGE MAY BE SWEET, BUT BOOK DEALS ARE DEFINITELY SWEETER To me, it s a beautiful and quirky two adjectives you don t see together often novel about heartbreak in all its possible meanings It s mysterious, fantastical, very intriguing, romantic, seriously funny certainly had dozens and dozens [...]


  3. The trouble is, sometimes words are like arrows Once you shoot them, there s no going back I love books that make me feel than one emotion I love it when my chest feels tight and achey for a moment, and then it gets all sweet and giggly when I want to cry and smile at the same time when I feel like I can t get enough from the story and I would like to keep reading about the characters until the end of time.This goes for this story, this goes for Brie and Patrick, for a heart which continues to [...]


  4. Catastrophic, indeed.I love how the titles of each chapter were lyrics from songs like the titles of the notes I write.I love the twists and turns of the story.I love how the initials of the four besties spell B rie E mma S adie T ess.I love Brie s cheese nicknames I love Patrick s jacket I love the BEST s charm necklaces I LOVE JACK and HAMLOAFI love the way LOVE gave everyone peace How it freed Brie, Patrick, Eagan family, Jacob, and BEST even Larkin.I love how the story literally tore me apar [...]


  5. My heart didn t fail, someone failed my heart Brie s boyfriend tells her he doesn t love her, and the news breaks her heart literally.If this happens in real life, I think 50% of the world s population would go down Humans would go extinct And Delirium comes in There would be a cure for love to prevent heartbreak Lol.This was definitely a very great book At first, I thought it was about angels and afterlife and heaven, that kind of stuff But I was wrong This book is about moving on, forgiving, a [...]


  6. Every time I read a book by an author I haven t encountered yet, It fascinates me because It does surprise me really good,especially when I don t really know what to expect And I m glad I ve read this one cause this is something different.mething you would call an amazingly unique story From the cover,the concept,the heartbreak,the romance,the humor,the drama,and particularly from the 80 s pop songs that the author used as the titles of each chapter made this book incredibly adorable and memorab [...]


  7. The Catastrophic History of You and Me is every girl s worst nightmare Brie is dating this awesome guy and they go out to dinner and BAM he tells her he doesn t love her Next thing she knows, she s dead That s right, she literally DIED of a broken heart And her dad is a cardiologist so he starts digging into this notion that one can die of a broken heart But Brie has to go through the stages of grief before she can move on to a better place.This book is definitely cute It was lighthearted and fu [...]


  8. Ik ben dan wel een stoere mannelijke boekendraak, maar DIT BOEK WOW Een hartverscheurend en indrukwekkend verhaal, lees hier mijn recensie nerdygeekyfanboy recensie


  9. Fifteen is altogether way too young to die Especially to die of a broken heart So when sweet, funny, charming Brie is cut down in the prime of her teenage years, what do we get Angst A heart warming Disney movie Well, perhaps not what you expect It s than either The Catastrophic History of You and Me is brimming with humour and charm and tempered with a perfect balance of heartbreak Shortly before her sixteenth birthday, Brie Eagan s boyfriend tells her he doesn t love her and she dies of a bro [...]


  10. Review originally posted in forget8me8not Cover I love the girl s purple dress , the sky background and the upside down bridge I can feel as if the girl is flying there in the sky and the cover gives off this heaven and calm feeling Story There s a girl called Brie She died because of a broken heart Her heart LITERALLY broke in halfn t you forget about me I don t think I ll even bother writing my own synopsis for this book What I ll do instead is put some of the chapter titles of the book along [...]


  11. SoI ll admit it from the get go this book started out sort of meh for me I was not really feeling it and I sort of found the heroine a bit whiny, self absorbed, and a little too vengeful and agressive for my taste My main complaints would be along these lines, Don t blame the world for your problems honey , dont judge and jump to conclusions and don t take your anger out on others.BUT about a 3rd of my way into the book though, things started to change The story got a hold of me, I got invested [...]


  12. You can obsess and obsess over how things ended what you did wrong or could have done differently but there s not much of a point It s not like it ll change anything So really, why worry I was thinking about giving this only 3 stars, but no It deserves 4.This book was amazing in so many ways I was drawn in from the first sentence I got bored for a few pages, but whatever That s nothing compared to how I felt about the rest of the book After the not so interesting part, this book just got better [...]


  13. At the outset, the premise didn t grab me There, I said it I know this book has a ton of buzz, but honestly, a girl dies of heartbreak It didn t snag me But on a Sunday afternoon, I needed something different to read and I picked it up.There is a lot to recommend about the book First, the voice Brie is fifteen and she dies at the start of the story when her boyfriend breaks up with her We follow her on a journey through the five stages of grieving She haunts her boyfriend, parents, little brothe [...]


  14. 4.5 StarsThe Catastrophic History of You and Me is a jolt to the heart Love is on full display in the pages of this book All of love s lovely little pockets and hidden away dark corners Everything love has to offer is here Blushing, beaming joy to brutal, heart crushing agony Love isn t always rainbows and romance Just ask Brie Love hurts us all, no matter how old or young we are Brie Eagan died of a broken heart Really She s dead But life well the afterlife must go on We follow Brie on a journe [...]


  15. Because love is worth it after all Dear heavens, I didn t expect The Catastrophic History to be really this amazing I mean, I did expect it to be good, but I didn t know it s way better that it seriously gives me goosebumps I found out that it could make me feel so many things all at once I felt surprised, angry, hopeless, depressed, regretful it s like I ve also been to stages of grief while reading Brie s epic, catastrophic indeed story.The concept of this book is beautiful It s funny, intrigu [...]


  16. At the beginning of the novel, the main character introduced her sisterhood of the corny metaphorical necklace by comparing them to Disney princesses One exotic, one redhead with a pet crab and one brunette who loves to read Wanna take a shot which princesses are those This is only one of the many examples of lazy writing that is so prevalent in this thing that pains me to call a novel.It is so full of those baits you commonly see on reviews that contain lines like Plus, you ll really love inser [...]


  17. Readalong with the lovely Christina from Christina Reads YA This was a bit of a mess And by a bit I mean a rather large mess For many reasons I admit I m quite disappointed Too cutesy, too cliched, too annoying to make much of an impact.


  18. This Book Wins If this had been the book given to me as my first foray into comtemporary YA and granted, it has supernatural elements, what with the MC being dead and all anyway, had this been my first contemporary read, it might have easily led me to decide that contemps were my favorite subgenre Instead, I ve shied away from most anything contemporary and consistently read paranormals with a heavy dose of romance to satisfy my cravings This book may have changed all that Don t think that means [...]


  19. I was fifteen years old when I died of a broken heart Brie s boyfriend tells her he doesn t love her, and the news breaks her heart literally Now she s DG dead and gone and ends up in the afterlife which turns out to be the pizza place her family used to go to And she s not alone, there are some other people there and they all just hang around, waiting to move on.There she meets Patrick, resident Lost Soul, who is so damn sweet, crushworthy and all around awesome But on that later.You know the [...]


  20. When I picked The Catastrophic History of You and Me up off my shelf, I was expecting a lighthearted and sweet teenage romance novel So, I think it s safe to say that my prior expectations of this book were completely 100% off This is why This beautiful book tells the story of a teenage girl who literally dies of a broken heart Sounds silly, right That s definitely what I thought However, as I delved further and further into this astounding read, I soon found that this story was a lot deeper and [...]


  21. It s not what I was expecting funny mostly but not all of the time The GoodThose nifty chapter titles I loved those because they touched little on what she loved and she loved a lot She has had a passion for older music, a skill for diving, and a love for those close to her And it was that last bit I appreciated the most she s close to them I also liked her having these ideas about the people around her, feeling comforted when they lived up to her notions, then being so confused shocked when the [...]


  22. The trouble is, sometimes words are like arrows Once you shoot them, there s no going back First of all, I want to praise the theme concept of the book It s quite different from the books that I have read before though the idea of the heart being literally broken into two is weird Hah The first few pages were okay, light and a little fast paced, but as the story goes, it got and interesting I like how the story progressed for five stages of grieving if I remembered it right With that, it s lik [...]


  23. I laughed, I cried, I came, I saw, I conquered Or at least I did the first two Rothenberg knows humor and her dialogue is full of the kind of wit and retorts that I love On the opposite side, she also is able to bring on the sadness and I found myself unable to read a few times because of blurry vision They weren t tears, because I don t cry I don t I probably just need new glasses AnywayI felt the pain that Brie felt and the feelings that overcame her as she made discoveries Oh, and did I menti [...]


  24. Quick Reaction This book made me feel so bipolar, it wasn t even funny I don t think I ve ever read a book that made me cry just as much as it made me want to rip it apart The Catastrophic History of You and Me features a protagonist who felt shallow and like a 5 year old with the way she treated everything, yet though I detested her during the Anger and Bargaining parts this book is told in parts labeled as the stages of grief And every chapter is a song title So freakin cool , I cried bucketfu [...]


  25. To be honest I just didn t like this book I just couldn t connect with the character, or what she had to go through Mostly I just wanted to be finished with the book, because once I start a book, I usually try to finish it unless it just horrible This book in my opinion is bad, but not horrible Mainly Brie is just horrible I understand that she just died, and it sucks to know that people are moving on without you, but she s selfish She tries to hurt almost everyone in her life However, my bigges [...]


  26. Wat een prachtig verhaal En echt heel origineel gevonden Ook de plottwists zijn ook niet te verwachten, plus een vleugje humor Maar ook weer een boek waarvan je verder na denkt in het leven, ook de emoties in het boek is een toppertje Daarom geef ik het boek toch wel 5 sterren Wat een verhaal Omringd door geluk of wanhoopIn verdriet of in vreugdeIn blijdschap of pijn Doe het goede en je zult vrede vinden.Er is in het leven geen groter geschenk dan vrede,behalve liefde.Ik hoop dat je altijd liefd [...]



  27. Unfortunately,Catastrophic Historyfell into the category of novels which had been hyped up to such a point that I could only find them disappointing While there were many aspects of this story I enjoyed and admired, I feel as if overall, this may be targeted to a younger or, at any rate, less well read audience For me, the plot line of dying and returning as a ghost or contemplating your life from heaven has been vastly overdone andCatastrophic Historydidn t bring anything new to the mix.Bria di [...]


  28. A heartbroken moment can turn deadly.Brie s life ends even before she has a taste of sweet sixteen Her boyfriend, Jason, said the deadly words, I don t love you The shock in his words breaks Brie s heart literally Now Brie is a ghost, unable to rewind anything She is determined to make Jason pay for his fault Along with his new ghost partner in crime Patrick, Brie goes to visit Jason and take revenge on him But things on Earth have been different after her death Her family is torn apart, and Jas [...]


  29. I m a big fan of what I ve come to think of as Afterlife books With what exactly happens after death being the world s biggest mystery I think that it gives authors artistic licence to really put some imagination into their take on life after death I found Jess Rothenberg s version of an afterlife fascinating and thought that it was a brilliant idea for the deceased to have to go through the five stages of grief Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Sadness and Acceptance just the same as those they left b [...]


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