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, and Amy doesn't want to talk about it. No one knew Julia like she did. No one gets what life is without her.
No one understands what it's like to know that it's all your fault.
Amy's shrink thinks she should keep a journal but instead, Amy starts writing letters to Julia. And as she writes letter after letter, she begins to realize that the past holds its own secrets--and that the present deserves a chance.
It seems that with every two or three books that Elizabeth releases a year there is always one or two cute stories that are all about love. Then there's the serious one that grips you to the story from page one and doesn't let you go until the last one. This year Something, Maybe was the crowd pleaser while Love You Hate You Miss You was the serious one, though while not being as serious or heartbreaking as Living Dead Girl. To be completely honest, I love both types about the same, though with Love You Hate You Miss You, Elizabeth Scott defiantly went the extra mile to obtain a spectacular story.
Basically this was amazing, heartfelt, and sarcastic which made it a wonderful novel. The plot was interesting and fast paced while still being detailed. Also, I loved how Love You Hate You Miss You switched between the past and present. Since, it gave you a basic understanding of how great Amy and Julia's friendship was while still focusing on the future.
The characters were awesome ,too, because each was well developed, funny, and extremely real, especially Amy. Since, she felt everything that I would think someone who has just lost her best friend would feel: regret, sorrow, guilt; while still being a sarcastic and funny character. Also, the dialogue and situations between each of them flowed smoothly.
Another thing I loved about this was Elizabeth Scott's writing. She definitely has talent and Love You Hate You Miss You proves how easily she can make the words flow and develop an interesting plot from one that has been used over and over again. It seems, at times, that Elizabeth is one that you can ALWAYS except a great and true story from.
Overall, Love You Hate You Miss You was a fantastic read that lived up to it's amazing cover and title. I absolutely suggest to fans of Scott's previous novels and to people who love Sarah Dessen, Meg Cabot, and Susane Colasanti.
Love You Hate You Miss You will be released on May 26, 2009 You can find out more about it here.
* Much thanks to EM, once again, for sending me this lovely book. :)