Love You Hate You Miss You
Get this, I'm supposed to be starting a journal about "my journey." Please. I can see it now: Dear Diary, As I'm set adrift on this crazy sea called "life" . . . I don't think so.
It's been seventy-five days. Amy's sick of her parents suddenly taking an interest in her.
And she's really sick of people asking her about Julia. Julia's gone now, and she doesn't want to talk a...more
After grueling weeks of therapy at Pinewood, a rehabilitation center, Amy is starting school again with a whole new look. She is now the outsider, the girl with no friends because she killed her onl ...more
Alright, I’m officially an Elizabeth Scott fangirl. Can I have my badge now, please?
My rating of Love You Hate You Miss You is probably more indicative of my reading experience, given of the stage of life I’m in right now, as opposed to a rating of the book per se. Had this book been around when I was 17, I’d be slapping stars around with more abandon. Having some distance from that particular age, I read it with more appreciation for the quietly expressive writing, and rather less of the deeply ...more
On the positive side, "Love You Hate You Miss You" is a very engaging story, written as a mix of letters to a dead person and a 1st person narrative. It took me just about 2 hours to get through this 300-page book. Amy's emotional state after the death of her b ...more
I've said this before and I am going to say it again: Elizabeth Scott's writing is chameleon-like. Some of her books are fluffy and light, the perfect poolside read, while some of her other books take on darker undertones. Where does her new book fall on this continuum? It's dark, not disturbingly dark but still dark, because the main character's emotional pain is very apparent.
I believe wholeheartedly that accidents happen and that blame is a w ...more
The first thought in my mind could be "Why did it end that way?" or "Okay. I see how the author is trying to close his/her book."
With LYHYMY, I read the last sentence and thought "Why did it have end at all?!" and then I closed the back cover and sat there. It was like a choked up feeling inside, just filled with emotion, and I realized Elizabeth Scott could not have c ...more
Bener deh, saya sampai ikutan depresi membaca kisah hidupnya Amy. Walaupun juga jadi penasaran pingin cepat-cepat tahu endingnya. Saya jadi bersyukur nggak pernah mengalami masa remaja yang mumet kayak begini.
Coba deh, Amy si anak tunggal merasa tersisih di rumahnya sendiri karena ayah dan ibunya begitu saling mencintai sampai-sampai dia merasa kehadirannya di antara mereka hanya mengganggu kemesraan mereka.
Amy yang super tinggi dan ...more
I've never read Elizabeth Scott before. Obviously, I should have. She writes Amy so believably, so emotionally that I was glued to every word. This ...more
One word - Patrick ;) Here are a few swoon worthy quotes about him.
I'd always picked skinny guys before, guys who were all bones and angles. Guys who were small in my arms, guys I could see around. Patrick was solid, and instead of ribs and shoulder blades, I felt mucsle rippling under his skin. It should have felt strange, but it ...more
Okay, so. I liked it. I really did. It's just nothing unusual. I liked the story and how it is not about a typical high school student struggling with life. She's struggling with a loss so big it's almost unbearable. The book obviously talks a lot about Amy's feelings, but I didn't find them recurrent and I believed most of her arc development. I do think that the book resolves too quickly; as in, she suddenly understands and things (slowly, I'll give Scott that) ge ...more
“She was looking at me… but she didn’t see me.”
What if I had been the last person to hold her hand and tell her everything would be okay, just mom ...more
Amy is a good person, a good person that's gone a little off-kilter, and was easily lead by a wild, independent, and autonomous character like Julia.
Love you Hate You Miss You is an em ...more
LYHYMY (dumb title but sort of works when you read the book) is about a teen named Amy who has just left rehab after being in an accident wherein her ...more
There's a harder edge, plenty of sarcasm and a lot of negativity in the form of the protagonist, Amy. She's brittle and fragile in one tall, red haired, resentful and mostly silent pa ...more
Citation: Scott, E. (2009). Love you hate you miss you. New York: HarperTeen.
Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Selection: Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
Amy is an extremely “awkward” teenager. She is not very social, her parents are in their own little world and the only thing she has to look forward to is spending time with her best friend Julia. Julia brings out the best in Amy, making her into the person she isn’t…happy, fun, carefree.
But A ...more
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, but Amy isn't buying their faux concern. Her therapist clicks her pen annoyingly and even worse, she recommended Amy for all honors courses instead of the slacker classes she's always taken. Then there are the whispers from the other kids, former friends and some new friends who are trying to befriend her. But, Amy pushes everyone a ...more
This is yet another infuriating story about people who ref ...more
All right, and I can't leave without buying at least one book.
Usually two. (Or more!)
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