THE CATASTROPHIC HISTORY OF YOU AND ME by Jess Rothenberg But Rothenberg’s afterlife is irritatingly undefined for one that comes. The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg was one of those all around awesome kind of books. My love for this book was. 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 in heaven, Brie is about to.

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Sometimes you have to get to know people better, to understand them, and sometimes you have to give people including yourself time to evolve and struggle with things before they can be resolved. The scenes in which she’s with them and all that she feels was just so touching.

I just want to see how she uou feeling when the rumors were flying about her and Jacob and how she handled it. But when she died,it was actually just the beginning of her journey and adventures embarking on the 5 stages of grief. Dying puts a whole new perspective on things though.

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Brie’s life ends at sixteen: Add both to Cart Add both to List. There are some things I really liked about his relation with Brie: I can’t help it! I especially loved the dialogue between Patrick and Brie, as jessicq as all the cheese themed nicknames he came up with for her.

Her best friend has been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy Brie loved and lost–and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. A large part of me wishes it could have been more sad and realistic.


I can relate to her not about her broken heart, hehsomething that doesn’t happen with many other characters. Especially to die of a broken heart.

Jess Rothenberg takes readers on a raw and compelling journey whilst exploring the concept of life, death and everything in between.

At first, I thought it was about angels and afterlife and heaven, that kind rothennberg stuff.

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A few scenes felt unnecessary or repetitive. The story got a hold of me, So It was an interesting way to show how perspective affects our lives. Who I loved more is Patrick.

It was completely unlike other books that deal with the same subject, and I can say that it was definitely my favorite portrayal I have read yet. Review “Gorgeous, funny, and heartbreaking. Massive teen appeal but Bookbag wasn’t completely enthusiastic. One of the recent stellar examples is Looking for Alaska. Without saying too much, i can say this: I will recommend this debut novel to everyone, and I mean everyone. Along with his new ghost partner-in-crime Patrick, Brie goes to visit Jason and take revenge on him.

I love a good series as much as the next girl, but sometimes, you just want to finish a novel in one sitting and revel in that sense of accomplishment, in knowing how the story ends without having to wait for the next installment. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [I am just confuse with the Lily part, when Lily died and was reincarnated as Brie why did she come back on the year ? Mind you, this is taken from the ARC I received and may not appear in the final version of the novel FAQs Advertise Become a member.


It turns out to be a sweet story with a moral to it, I believe. I shall try to tell you why. We follow her on a journey through the five stages of grieving. This element of surprise is what transformed this from a good book to a fantastic one! There she meets Patrick, resident Lost Soul, who is so damn sweet, crushworthy and all-around awesome!!

Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Brie backed herself into a steel prison, and it’s not only catastrophic, it’s claustrophobic.

I got yhe for a few pages, but whatever. You would think that she has lost them the moment she died, but the truth is that she will lose them all over again in her after-life. Somer Top Reviewer View all my reviews By the time I had finish maybe five pages of this one, Rothnberg had to stop and just marvel at the writing.

He is adorable, he’s amazing, he’s awesome and I fall in love with him. Brie finds herself in an afterlife limbo with other lost souls and meets a boy called Patrick who tells her she must process the five stages of grief before she can hope to move on. Deidra Top Reviewer View all my reviews There are these steps a dead person goes through in order to move on, and I could see her change from one stage to the other, and more important I could understand why.

I sing smelly cat all too like all the time.