Beautiful cover with beautiful verses inside to suit.
I Heart You, You Haunt Me is a quick read but it covers an intense topic of the death. Like so many books that concern about death, the story is very sad yet it’s full of hope. Since this book is written in verse, it’s very short and you can finish this book in one sitting.
Ava killed her boyfriend. She didn’t exactly kill him, but she’s the one who dared him to jump off the ledge in the deadly day. Now Jackson is dead, and Ava spends her days wishing that she could go back and change the past.
People keep telling Ava that it’s not her fault. Jackson is the one who decided to jump. Ava didn’t push him off the ledge. But if it’s not her fault, why do every bone in her body shriek that she’s guilty? Ava can’t see other guy or even hang out with her friends anymore. Because it would mean betrayal. Betrayal, betrayal to Jackson.
When Jackson’s ghost comes to her… it’s only a proof. A proof that she’s supposed to spend her life with Jackson, forever. If Jackson comes to her even when he’s dead, it only means that Jackson demands Ava to spend her days with him forever, right? But what if Ava gets tired of having relationship with ghost who can’t talk? What if Jackson has another reason to meet Ava?
When I’m writing this review, I reread a few chapters in the end and it affects me even more. Ava loves Jackson, but she can’t live with a dead boyfriend haunting her every time she’s alone in the house. She’s torn between guilt and desire to move on. The moving on, the letting go... Ava is still on her way to achieve it, but she’s hopeful. The last few pages of this book are full of hope, and I think it’s the best way to end a sad story. A promise of better things to come in the future.
It was my fault.
I dared him. What was I thinking? I wasn’t thinking.
Don’t you see?
He did it for me.
Four cups of tea. Amazing! Love the book, it’s simply awesome. I love the tea flavor! A strong recommendation