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Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott
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bookshelves: children-young-adult, contemporary, 2011
Recommended for: people who have lost someone
Read from October 03 to 09, 2011

While it's not completely light and fluffy, which I needed after reading Hate List, it's just light and fluffy enough. I really liked it. I loved the structure of it- her daily life after leaving Pinewood and letters to friend Julia. It worked really well for the book, and everything unfolds at a really nice pace.

I really like how she goes through the different aspects of the title. She doesn't want to believe anything bad about Julia, then she experiences hatred towards Julia for leaving her (amongst other things) and then comes to peace with herself and with Julia's death.

I found Amy very relatable, and her experiences were easy to relate too as well. Something I found interesting was the fact that she was an accident- her parents never meant to have her. It seemed like they tended to ignore her and were more interested in their relationship than raising a child...until the car accident that killed her best friend. As Amy put it, it was her parents with a child tacked on. It definitely explains some of the issues Amy had and tried to work on throughout the book.

I thought it was pretty realistic, and it was nice to see a character who struggled with issues come from a relatively "normal" home, with parents still together and in love. There were some issues with her parents, like I said, but I could see how Amy could have gotten from Point A to Point B.

I give it a 3 out of 5. It was enjoyable, and I liked it, but the fact that I read it right after Hate List may be coloring my judgement a little.
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