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Tall, awkward Amy feels unloved by her parents, who are too smitten with each other to pay her any attention. Along with her beautiful, fearless, and free-spirited friend Julia, Amy turns to drinking and casual sex to feel loved. After a devastating car crash leaves Julia dead and Amy only slightly injured, Amy goes into rehab. There, a therapist gives her a journal, which Amy uses to write letters to Julia, each dated with the number of days after Julia’s death. Amy recognizes the privileges of her upper-middle-class life, and both mocks and indulges her angst. Reminiscent of both John Green’s Looking for Alaska (2005) and Davida Wills Hurwin’s A Time for Dancing (1995), Scott examines the complex nature of friendship between teen girls and clearly delineates the fine line between the strong emotions of the title. More predictable than Green and less cathartic than Hurwin, Scott nevertheless offers a satisfying story of an engaging heroine successfully naming and confronting her demons. Grades 9-12. --Debbie Carton --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
“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 )
“Reminiscent of John Green’s Looking for Alaska (2005)...a satisfying story of an engaging heroine successfully naming and confronting her demons.” (Booklist )
“The plot is elegantly carried by [Amy’s] honest, clear expression of how she feels about what she is going through.” (School Library Journal )
“Emotional, heartbreaking, and believable. Scott’s writing is clear and spare, almost poetic in the imagery that is created.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) )
“Deceptively touching…the twist of a family of thieves gives the story originality.” (School Library Journal )
This was an awesome book...The book that all Parents, tweens, & Teens need to read so raw and true to the core..Thank You Elizabeth Scott for such a heart felt book...Gina ClaboPublished 4 days ago by Gina Clabo
Amy gets out of rehab 75 days after she killed her best friend Julia. Now instead of being detached, her parents are super interested in everything she does,... Read more
Plot: The plot of this was very good. In Scott's other novels, there's the reoccurring theme of family issues, finding yourself, romance, or a mix of the three. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Anna LaGrois
I really liked this book but I wish it had more of a definite ending. I wish the author concluded more about how Amy's life was getting better and what exactly happened with her... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Alanna Friker
I had a really hard time liking Amy. In the beginning I thought she was irritating, but as the story started unfolding itself I started to like her. Read morePublished 22 months ago by AmandaEmma @ Little Miss Reader
Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott was a powerful and heartbreaking novel. I read it under five hours, which goes to show how much I loved it. Read morePublished on June 11, 2013 by Berenice Z.
Definitely one of my favorite books! This book perfectly depicts how guilt can literally drive a person to their breaking point. Read morePublished on June 8, 2013 by Aja
Let me say first ~ I'm an Elizabeth Scott fan :) I like her work. She creates a novel that is engaging, makes you think, brings you to the 'What If' stage of thinking ...... Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by KellyS