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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  5,588 ratings  ·  456 reviews

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

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Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published May 26th 2009 by HarperCollins
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Nomes
t's no secret that I am huge Elizabeth Scott fan. She is so diverse in what she writes. If you were to read Something, Maybe, you'd think she was a quirky, light-hearted rom-com kinda author. My librarian recently read Living Dead Girl and was astounded when I said her other work is often funny and sweet. Living Dead Girl so haunted my fave librarian that she is scared to let young teenagers read it :) Love You Hate You Miss You is edgier than some of her other work (nothing like Living Dead Gir...more
Elyse
Elizabeth Scott is a wonderful author, so I had high expectations for this teen novel--it did not disappoint. A compelling story of a teenage girl writing a journal to her best friend as part of her therapy after entering a rehab center for her alcohol abuse. The best friend died in a tragic accident. The story and characters unfold steadily, and our narrator is not your typical child from a broken home - quite the opposite, in fact - which was a refreshing change for teen novels. There was noth...more
Katie
Amy is full of guilt. She can barely look at herself after what she did. It has been 75 days since she walked away from the car accident that took the life of her best friend, Julia. She never should have gone to that party, never should have said what she said, never should have drank what she drank.

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
Reynje

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
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by coollibrarianchick for TeensReadToo.com

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
Nika (Off to Neverland)
My rating: 4.5 stars

This was a wonderful story about what happens when the person that you love, your best friend, passes away and you have to go on living without them.

Amy and Julia were the best of friends. But that all changed after a party. There was an accident and while Amy survived, Julia wasn't so fortunate. Amy has to deal with the aftermath and her guilty conscience. Because she thinks it was her fault that Julia died. And just how is a person supposed to move on from that?

I loved Amy;...more
Tatiana
I suppose I shouldn't have read this book so close to another book with similar theme - Nancy Werlin's "The Killer's Cousin." Both books are about death, guilt and responsibility, but I think Scott's novel is a little weaker than Werlin's.

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
Natasha
I get this feeling when I read the last page of a book. It's when I read the last sentence, and I close the back cover over it.
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
Sesana
75 days ago, Amy's best friend, Julia died. We don't get the details right away, but we do know that Amy blames herself. Most of the book is in the form of her journal, written as letters to Julia. The rest is still in Amy's POV, but is more moment-by-moment, and is slightly more honest than the thoughts that Amy is intentionally "sharing" with Julia.

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
Uci
If you think being a teenager is hard, try to read this book!

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
Becky
Meet Amy. Trust me, you wouldn't want to be her. Amy is the star of Elizabeth Scott's latest, Love You Hate You Miss You. And it's a tough read--though not as touch as Living Dead Girl. She's an alcoholic. And a grieving one at that. Her best friend, Julia, died in a car accident. And Amy blames herself. But no amount of I'm sorry's and why's and if only's will bring her friend back. Life goes on...despite it all. And Amy's return to "normal" life, to school, is anything but easy. Facing the ent...more
Melody
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Janelle
The first Elizabeth Scott book I read was Grace - & that was an incredible baptism of fire. LYHYMY was mildly intense in comparison, and a thoroughly amazing read.

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
Alexa
I finally picked up a copy of Love You, Hate You, Miss You last week. I'm not sure why it's taken me so long to get around to this book as I am something of a fan of Elizabeth Scott. She's one of the best authors around for realistic love stories. Not to mention the kissing scenes, ah the kissing scenes, they're the turn your insides squishy kind.

If she just wrote gorgeous romances, I would gobble them up and move on. What makes her one of my favourite authors and makes her books worth re-readin...more
Karin
Amy is drowning in guilt. She survived the car accident that took the life of her best friend Julia and she doesn’t feel she deserves to live. Amy never should have done what she did. She never should have used alcohol as a crutch to get through her feelings of insecurity about her appearance. She never should have made Julia get in the car that night and she definitely shouldn’t have told her to drive.

LOVE YOU HATE YOU MISS YOU is a story of healing. Between Amy’s memories of past times with Ju...more
Aleboat
Mmmm.... I want to say 3.75/5.

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
M
What's nice about three star reads is that the pages will turn, and the brain will be just the right amount of engaged, which I can't always say for 4-5 stars let alone the 1-2s. At the same time, however, three starts tend to hit the almost but not quite mark of book where I keep thinking, hey this is a nice idea, if only I could just edit this...
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
Fatema Hassan , bahrain




As an english novel ..
This was a bad choice after reading " we were liars " for e.lockhart two months earlier, both deals with same issue (trying to cooperate with her friend's loss and how she's -Amy- censuring herself at the same time ) somehow, the noticeable difference between these two teen novels -to me- was less enjoyable this time.

That character " Amy " born dead
in her inner close mind and Unable to relax, dead in her isolation and blaming herself for things she's not responsible for su...more
Sarah
Name: Sarah Fretz

Citation: Scott, E. (2009). Love you hate you miss you. New York: HarperTeen.

Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction

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Format: E-Book

Selection: Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

Review:

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
Ines
The first novel I read from Elizabeth Scott was Living Dead Girl. I know that book warded off a lot of people from more Scott reads for it's subject matter, but I loved it. Disturbing, lingering, and dark: my kind of book. Surprised as I was to see that most of Scott's novels are actually quite romedy-ish, I decided to read Love You Hate You Miss You because of Scott's talent in writing dark novels. I can't say that it exceeded my expectations, but it hit them right on the mark. Trust me, I expe...more
Laura
Slightly reminiscent of Speak in tone, Love You Hate You Miss You is a dark book about grief, loss, and personal responsibility. Not nearly as dark as Living Dead Girl, Scott gives us a very realistic story of struggle and grief. After surviving a car accident that kills her best friend, Amy must confront her demons. She struggles with a wealth of problems (alcoholism, her relationship with her parents, school, connecting with others, to name a few) and through that struggle, confronts her feeli...more
Holly
This was one of the last books I received from the library on my book binge (consisting of roughly 16 books, all to be read within three weeks. Sadly enough, I succeeded). I finally got around to reading Love You Hate You Miss You and I enjoyed.

Amy and her best friend Julia went out partying one night. Only Amy made it home alive. Her parents decide that it's best if she gets some help for her drinking problem. She gets counseling to deal with Julia's death. But nothing helps her overcome the gr...more
Rayne
I've never been much of a contemporary reader. As a matter of fact, it wasn't until recently that I decided to start giving them a try. As it turns out, I do like them. I prefer my horrors and paranormals and dystopians better, but some contemporaries have managed to sneak into my heart and grab a very nice hold of it *cough*everything by Courtney Summers*cough*. Anyway, the point is that I've stumbled upon some pretty amazing contemporary books this year, and though Love You Hate You Miss You i...more
Adele
Elizabeth Scott reminds me on sunshine. I see her in a photograph or on her vlog and I feel joyous. There's just something about her that makes me smile like a loon. I have read three of her titles so far (Stealing Heaven, Bloom and Perfect You) and enjoyed them all but Love You Hate You Miss You trumps all of them.

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
Angelic Zaizai
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Tânia
This is not a book I love, Hate, or will Miss, but it’s a book that’s got me thinking about the “what if’s” of life. What if I was Amy and Julia my best friend, and all of a sudden I found her looking up at me, like she has done so many times, laughing, crying or smiling, but only this time there was no expression on her face, just complete stillness?

“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
Grace
Dec 27, 2012 Grace rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teenagers, but be warned of explicit content
It's been a while since I've read YA fiction. (Props to my friend, Grace, for re-introducing me to the genre by letting me read a part of 'Beautiful Creatures.' It made me want to read this book which had interested me for a while.) Needless to say, it was a little strange. Strange to read the genre again, that is.

'Love You Hate You Miss You' was an intriguing novel. I could hardly put it down. It was interesting, easy to read, (although some parts were unclear) and fast-paced. It's written in a...more
Lauren
In Love You Hate You Miss You there was a meaningful message. Amy lost her best friend Julia and it was her fault all from their simple mistake of drinking. This book was such a great book because not only was it inspiring but I was able to see the repercussions of making bad choices and what they can do and how much they can change your life. As Amy talks about returning home she says,"It's me. I'm home, though it doesn't feel like it. Not without you"(Scott 8). It shows how her life has change...more
Suad Shamma
This was an interesting book to read, and it reminded me a little bit of How To Save A Life by Sara Zarr. Obviously, the plot is completely different, but the protagonist not so much. The relationship with the parent(s) not so much. The relationship with friends not so much. And the loss of a loved one not so much.

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
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Hey there, I'm Elizabeth. I write young adult novels. I live just outside Washington DC with my husband and dog, and am unable to pass a bookstore without stopping and going inside.

All right, and I can't leave without buying at least one book.

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