-- School Library Journal, February 2010
"[Written in free verse] both narrators speak in compact and emotional lines. The haunting premise is an appealing one." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, April 2010
High school junior Brooklyn and senior Nico are trying to move past the death of Lucca, a pivotal figure in both of their lives. Lucca was Brooklyn's boyfriend and Nico's brother. Although it has been one year since Lucca's death, the recent overdose death of Gabe, Lucca's long-time best friend, shakes Nico and Brooklyn by reopening the wound of Lucca's sudden passing. Soon after dying, Gabe begins haunting Brooklyn's dreams. Gabe's intent is not clear, but the dreams have a malicious overtone that unsettles Brooklyn. meanwhile Nico has his own supernatural communications with his dead brother, and the clear message from Lucca to Nico is that Brooklyn needs help. Nico reaches out to Brooklyn, and their grief and love for Lucca bring them together. But soon Brooklyn and Nico's newfound friendship leads to deeper feelings.
Beautifully written is verse, this touching novel will appeal to older teens looking for a heartfelt story of redemption and triumph mixed with a little romance and tenderness. The sparse text is expertly used to convey Brooklyn's pain and longing for her loss of Lucca and her unexpected feelings for Nico. The dream sequences are more than a little creepy, adding a supernatural feeling to a novel that defies easy categorization.
- VOYA April 2010 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I don’t think I can praise Lisa Schroeder enough for her incredible talent. She completely won me over with I Heart You, You Haunt Me and she did it again with Chasing Brooklyn. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Sarah
another winnner by Schroeder..loved it myself and for my middle school studentsPublished 2 months ago by Mrs. Hall
This is one of the best books I've ever read. No matter what kind of genre of books you like, this will be great! I am in LOVE with this book! Read morePublished 8 months ago by love to shop 62
Because it seem ed like a good book to me and I love the book about these things. Thank you for writing these books.Published 12 months ago by Maddie Back
I love all lisa schroeder books the ones I have read so far she is a great writer and I hope she continues with this wonderful talent...Published 13 months ago by Teara Pittman
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Lisa Schroeder has done it again! A wonderful quick easy read for reluctant young adult readers. Both boys and girls find this read appealing. Read morePublished 18 months ago by CathyD
Very sad, but beautiful and intriguing love story. The end was a little odd in my opinion though, it was still a very good story.Published 20 months ago by cynthia anne marie meek
This novel reminds you that even though you may think all hope is lost there will be someone to help you want to live again...and things will get better! Read morePublished 21 months ago by Sarah Jones