Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg-Review

Reviewed by Aneeqah's Not So Real Life
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Contemporary
Release Date: February 21,2012
Source: ALA Midwinter [Thank you to the publisher!]

Brie has died, from literal heartbreak. Like, her boyfriend said, "I don't love you." and her heart broke, literally. So now, she must go through the 5 stages of death so she can move on. But things start unraveling with her old life, and Brie can't do anything but watch as things fall apart.

I really liked this book. Brie was so funny, and sarcastic, she was such an amazing protagonist. She was so realistic too, I really felt like I could go and meet her in person [which I would totally love to do, actually]. Throughout her whole journey, she made realistic descioins, although some were frustrating, and at some points, I got kind of mad at her. But overall, I really liked her!

I also liked the whole concept of this book, how you had to pass the 5 stages of grief to move on, and how you had "a little slice of heaven". I feel like it was really well thought out, and everything made sense. Plus, it was so easy to understand, which is a total plus.

Another thing I really liked was the plot. Yes, a few parts were slightly predictable, but there was one twist that I never saw coming at all, which, I absolutely loved. My mouth was literally hanging open! It was that much of a surprise for me. It made sense really, and from there, a lot of other things really clicked for me.

I could truly go on and on talking about this book! But overall, I really loved this book; it was such a cute and moving read. I'm not usually a huge contemp fan, but this is definitely up there in my favorites! You definitely MUST give this book a shot!


  1. Amazing review, Aneeqah! I haven't got time to read the book yet, but this book is on my TBR list! I love it that the plots are fairly surprising! Thanks for the review, now I'm even more excited to read the book! <3

  2. Amazing review! I was thinking about reading this, but you just sealed the deal. I'm excited to see how what twists and turns in the plot surprised you!

  3. Great review! So glad you liked it! I loved it. So far, it's one of my fave books of the year.

    New follower!

  4. My daughter will LOVE this! Thank you so much for the heads up!

  5. I sent my daughter this link and she is now desperate to read it. I just ordered it for her. Thanks so much! You have the best books for tweens!!!!!

    1. I hope she loves it as much as I did! =)


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