Synopses & Reviews
When Ben's girlfriend, Marly, dies, he feels his life is over. What could possibly matter now when Marly is gone? So when Valentine's Day approaches, it makes sense that this day that was once so meaningful to Ben leaves him feeling bitter and hollow. But then Marly shows up--or at least her ghost does--along with three others spirits. Now Ben must take a painful journey through Valentine's Days past, present, and future, and what he discovers will change him forever.
“Reminiscent of John Greens Looking for Alaska (2005)...a satisfying story of an engaging heroine successfully naming and confronting her demons.” Booklist
“The plot is elegantly carried by [Amys] honest, clear expression of how she feels about what she is going through.” School Library Journal
“Emotional, heartbreaking, and believable. Scotts writing is clear and spare, almost poetic in the imagery that is created.” Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Few other writers tell stories as heartbreaking, hilarious, complicated and true as Elizabeth Scott, and LOVE YOU HATE YOU MISS YOU is probably her very best yet.” Claudia Gray, author of Evernight
“Deceptively touching…the twist of a family of thieves gives the story originality.” School Library Journal
The magical realism is powerful throughout, especially in the love story. . . . A solid story . . . (Booklist)
A great addition to the literature of the (ValentineÆs) holiday season. (Kirkus Reviews)
It's been seventy-five days, and Amy still doesn't know how she can possibly exist without her best friend, Julia—especially since it's her fault that Julia's dead. When her shrink tells her it would be a good idea to start a diary, Amy starts writing letters to Julia instead. But as she writes letter after letter, she begins to realize that the past wasn't as perfect as she thought it was—and the present deserves a chance, too.
About the Author
David Levithan is a New York Times
bestselling and award-winning author of many books for teens, including Boy Meets Boy
, Every Day
, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
(with Rachel Cohn), and Will Grayson, Will Grayson
(with John Green). He is also a publisher and editorial director at Scholastic and teaches at The New School in New York. He lives in New Jersey.
Brian Selznick graduated from Rhode Island School of Design. He has since gone on to be an award-winning author-illustrator of many books for children, including The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which won the Caldecott Medal in 2008 and was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film Hugo (directed by Martin Scorsese) and the New York Times bestseller Wonderstruck. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.