Published by Penguin Young Readers Group on February 21st, 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Ghosts, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
Dying of a broken heart is just the beginning.... Welcome to forever.
BRIE'S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally.
But now that she's D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend has been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost—and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul . . . who just might hold the key to her forever after.
With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on. But how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?
Brie had the perfect life, three best friends who love her, a family that appreciates and supports her, and a boyfriend who loves her. Until just shy of her sixteenth birthday she dies quite literally of a broken heart when her boyfriend tells her he doesn’t love her. Then she ends up in a place that I’d like to call limbo. That’s the only way I can describe it. She’s stuck there until she finishes a task.
I enjoyed this book immensely. I don’t read a lot of contemporary novels but I’m so glad I read this one. I even feared at some parts. I love how the chapters include the steps that a person does when they grieve. (Had them memorized since high school) I just loved Brie and her wit.
This novel was just perfect. The beginning, the middle, the end. It’s on my list of re-reads and probably also one of my favourites. It was too heart breaking to read what Brie felt and witnessed. I couldn’t imagine it.