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ISBN13: 9781416991687
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Restless souls and empty hearts andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Brooklyn can't sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now her friend Gabe has just died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe's ghost is there waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn't Lucca visiting her dreams. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Nico can't stop. He's always running, trying to escape the pain of losing his brother, Lucca. But when Lucca's ghost begins leaving messages, telling Nico to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. But neither of them can admit that they're being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not one soul will be able to rest.

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In this chilling companion to Schroeder's "I Heart You, You Haunt Me," a year has passed since Lucca dies, and Brooklyn and Nico are still struggling with their sorrow. As they work together to rediscover their passion for life again, they soon discover their growing passion for each other, as well.

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Restless souls and empty hearts

Brooklyn can't sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now her friend Gabe has just died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe's ghost is there waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn't Lucca visiting her dreams.

Nico can't stop. He's always running, trying to escape the pain of losing his brother, Lucca. But when Lucca's ghost begins leaving messages, telling Nico to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface.

As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. But neither of them can admit that they're being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not one soul will be able to rest.

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Lisa Schroeder is the author of I Heart You, You Haunt Me, Far from You, and Chasing Brooklyn. She lives in Beaverton, Oregon.

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The Eager Readers, May 7, 2010 (view all comments by The Eager Readers)
Lisa Schroeder's Chasing Brooklyn is a moving novel that follows two individuals as they find themselves drawn together by a shared loss. Told in verse from alternating points of view, this compelling story follows Brooklyn and Nico as they attempt to navigate their way around the hole Lucca's death left in each of their lives. A year after Lucca's death, the unexpected loss of a friend brings Brooklyn's heartache back to the surface and leaves her feeling haunted. Nico has always known he couldn't fill his brother Lucca's place within his family, and he still finds himself running away from the emptiness that he can't seem to fill. Both narratives are written in very accessible verse, and once again Lisa Schroeder manages to cut straight to the emotional core of the heartache holding each of the main characters captive. The story is suspenseful, romantic, and emotionally captivating. I thoroughly enjoyed Chasing Brooklyn.

What I Liked:
- The alternating perspectives helped propel the story forward and made me long for Nico and Brooklyn to connect with one another from the very start. Glimpsing each of their individual thoughts and realizing how much they could both benefit from opening up to one another added a compelling level of tension to the story.
- It was easy to sympathize with Nico and Brooklyn. My heart truly ached for them both. They are believable characters, and each of their verse-style narratives is remarkably clear and easy to follow.
- The suspenseful elements of this book are well-crafted. At times, I found myself on the edge of my seat with butterflies in my stomach as I wondered how the story would end.
- The paranormal aspect of this novel has a sinister feel to it as Brooklyn is haunted and pursued by the ghost of her recently-deceased friend. Eerie and frightening.
- I enjoyed the roll Ava (the protagonist from Lisa Schroeder's first verse novel) played in Chasing Brooklyn. It was a small but lovely part, and it was nice to see her supportive gesture passed along by the end of the novel.
- As in I Heart You, You Haunt Me, feelings of loss and guilt are at the core of this book, but the overall tone is not one of despair and hopelessness. Chasing Brooklyn is also a longer, spookier, and more romantic story.

What I Wished:
- I still wanted a little bit more at the end. The novel definitely feels complete, but I liked Nico and Brooklyn so much that I was reluctant to let either of them go even after the main plot points were resolved. Basically, I was ready to start reading this book again the moment I set it down.

Chasing Brooklyn is a beautiful and memorable story about the bravery it takes to move forward and embrace life after losing someone you love. If you liked I Heart You, You Haunt Me, then you absolutely MUST read this book! It is a companion novel rather than a sequel, so you can also enjoy Chasing Brooklyn without having read I Heart You, You Haunt Me. I would recommend Chasing Brooklyn to anyone who likes contemporary/paranormal YA and to anyone who is intrigued by the idea of a verse novel. It is a fast, compelling read, so it would also be a great choice for reluctant readers.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416991687
Author:
Schroeder, Lisa
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
Novels in verse
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 13.405 oz
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 432 pages Simon Pulse - English 9781416991687 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this chilling companion to Schroeder's "I Heart You, You Haunt Me," a year has passed since Lucca dies, and Brooklyn and Nico are still struggling with their sorrow. As they work together to rediscover their passion for life again, they soon discover their growing passion for each other, as well.
"Synopsis" by , Restless souls and empty hearts

Brooklyn can't sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now her friend Gabe has just died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe's ghost is there waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn't Lucca visiting her dreams.

Nico can't stop. He's always running, trying to escape the pain of losing his brother, Lucca. But when Lucca's ghost begins leaving messages, telling Nico to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface.

As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. But neither of them can admit that they're being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not one soul will be able to rest.

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