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Love You Hate You Miss You Paperback – Bargain Price, April 27, 2010
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“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 )
Top Customer Reviews
But that's about all I got. The book was good, it wasn't great. I liked it, I did not love it. I will probably not remember much about this novel a few months from now. I think my issue with this one is that I assumed that it would be a very emotional read - it sure sounds like it would be, right? But I personally just didn't connect with the story like I wanted to. I empathized with Amy and I rooted for her, definitely, but I just didn't FEEL it. So that leads me to conclude that it's something to do with me specifically, a connection that I personally missed with the novel. Which leads me to believe that you, dear reader, may have a totally different experience with this book.
So my conclusion is that Love You Hate You Miss You is a good book by an excellent author that I personally did not connect with in the way in which I was expecting to. So I'm recommending the book to YA fans with the caveat that I still need to figure out what about the book did not work for me...
Elizabeth Scott has created yet again another beautiful, eye-opening, and magnetic read that will grab readers and take them on a roller coaster ride of pain and suffering, hope and joy. Scott's tight and brisk writing perfectly convey Amy's tidal wave of feelings--regret, guilt, loneliness, and resentment, but also her hope to find a place where she doesn't feel self-conscious. Scott's treatment of Amy's tendency to use alcohol as a crutch is very straightforward and blunt, and she doesn't let it get in the way of the story, nor does she try to preach to readers on the issue, which is a refreshing gesture some readers will appreciate.
One of the main focuses in the novel is friendship, how it affects and molds who we are as people, and how difficult it can be to reach out to someone new. Scott captures all of the embarrassing, awkward, and frustrating aspects of connecting with those who you have misjudged and the complexity of relationships influenced by peer pressure and the need to belong.Read more ›
Best friends will do anything for each other right? That's how it was for Julia and Amy. Those girls did anything and everything for each other. But now, Amy is the one that has to suffer since she lost her best friend. Julia was amazing. Julia helped Amy function in so many ways. Supported her in all of her decisions. Now, Amy has to not only live life without her, but deal with the fact that Julia's mom holds her responsible for what happened. Her mother is right. Amy feels that it's all her fault. Julia was being a true friend and that's what led to her death.
Amy now writes to Julia, explaining so much to her. Lonely and with nobody but nosey parents and a shrink that drives her insane, Amy has to learn to pick up the pieces of her life and keep on living. I felt so much heartache for Amy as she struggled. She felt as if she didn't deserve any more friends. She was the outcast at school and her life was so hard now struggling to find her place without her best friend. But writing to Julia-well writing to Julia definitely opened her eyes to many things.
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These two girls (and their crowd at school) were so heavily involved in alcohol and sex, it's no wonder their lives were a mess. Read morePublished 10 months ago by my two cents
I don't even think I can put my feelings into words for this story. I can say having lost someone close to me before, I feel like it spoke to me, like I got it deep in my soul. Read morePublished 11 months ago by kristene skaggs
Forced to live with herself after she loses her best friend Julia, Amy begins to question what she's done, who she's been with and why. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Tabitha C. Tomala
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 12 months 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 on June 13, 2014 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 on November 10, 2013 by Alanna Friker