THAT S IT THAT S EFFIN IT What a crappy book.So I just wasted my time effort reading this.Okay Still, it was a toleratably sweet story, but there was nothing really special Also, it wasn t sentimental as I thought it would be Plus, near the end, it feels like something REALLY BIG will happen, but nothing did It s just the climax, then end Just like that. No falling action, what so ever It was scathingly dry and it didn t really grab my attention 1 star rating because mostly it just made me furious and it didn t evoke any strong emotions one way or the other in me I m not recommending this to anyone because we ll all know everyone would feel weird out by the fugly romance, plus you ll just want to bitch slap Ava a lot Bow This is just a one big chunk of joke. Call me naive, but I have always thought that writers choose verse over prose for their works to create something aesthetically pleasing, meaningful, evocative, highly emotional all that with a bare minimum of words.Apparently, these days novels in verse are written to appeal to reluctant readers who have no patience to read books with descriptions, character development and rich story lines Or rhymes.They have to be entertained by regular sentences which are arranged in fancy ways.Well, I am not a reluctant reader and can, in fact, read a full length book In terms of lyricism and emotionality I Heart You, You Haunt Me has very little to offer I don t understand why this wasn t developed into a short story or a regular size novel. Girl Meets BoyGirl Loses Boy Girl Gets Boy Backrt Of Ava Can T See Him Or Touch Him, Unless She S Dreaming She Can T Hear His Voice, Except For The Faint Whispers In Her Mind Most Would Think She S Crazy, But She Knows He S HereJackson The Boy Ava Thought She D Spend The Rest Of Her Life With He S Back From The Dead, As Proof That Love Truly Knows No Bounds This is one of the best books that I have ever read I absolutely love this book I am the kind of person that enjoys reading about love friendships If you like those kind of books, then you should read this book in particular This book is about a girl named Ava She is 15 years old and her boyfriend has just died She keeps blaming herself that she is the one that killed him when it really wasn t her fault Eventhough her boyfriend is dead, he comes back Well, sort of He comes back spirutually by being a ghost.Weird, i know Throughout the book, Ava just can t stop thinking how much he misses him and how much he meant to her She keeps on blaming herself over and over again, but she later finds out that things happen and when you get to a certain point in your life, you know it s time to move on What i learned from this book is that no matter what happens, life keeps on going You shouldn t also always blame yourself It s the past and you should just move on I rate this book a big, fat 10 because this book really moved me and its an easy read Anyone who puts thier mind into it could read this book You should read this book, you wont regret it I finally got my hands on a copy of this book I ve heard so many good things about it, I couldn t wait to read it for myself I was a little worried about how it would work out telling a story in verse, but I loved it Even without using a lot of words you were still able to feel the intense emotions Ave was having.If you haven t heard what this story is about yet, I ll give you a brief overview The story starts as Jackson s funeral Jackson was is Ava s boyfriend Throughout the story Ava is dealing with the loss, and she isn t dealing with it well Then she feels his presence and realizes he hasn t left her at all But when she is finally starting to move on with her life, she can t help but feel guilty knowing that Jackson is still with her.If you haven t read this book yet, I recommend that you get a copy It is a quick read, but the story is intense I was hooked from the first line. I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder is a story filled with love, grief, and guilt Once again, Lisa Schroeder broke my heart into pieces But this book actually broke my heart with a bit of disappointment as well.I was not going to review this book, but Lisa Schroeder deserves much better than a blank page with three stars The issue is mine It happens, much like in real life, we can t like and connect with everyone or every character Hell, the world would be a boring place if we did I did not like the main character in this story Ava It s that simple really I felt like some of her actions and thoughts were selfish and snit fittish It s a word in my world.haha that sparked my emotionswith anger than sympathy for her.BUT I would still recommend this book to the moon and back Ms Schroeder s words, magic, and emotions continue to dazzle my heart again and again with lines like this one He smiles that beach boy smile of his, and right then I discover a person has the ability to feel a hundred different emotions all at the same time Please read this book, if you are a verse fan or a Lisa Schroeder fan for sure Again this was all me I sound like I m breaking up with someone it s me, not you D Do you believe in ghosts What if the person you love the most dies Of course you d feel devastated, distraught and depressed.But what if he comes back Would you be happy that he kept his promise to be with you forever, even as a ghost Ava s boyfriend Jackson died because of a dare and she blames herself for it.Driven by guilt she shuts everyone out of her life.She thought she lost him forever.But then Jackson came back.When she looked at the mirror, the saw a glimpse of Jackson behind her and she knew, Jackson hadn t left her at all.Honestly, I thought this book was so cool.The story was told in poems.Instead of chapters you get short poems about everything that has happened between Ava and Jackson and the life Ava had after Jackson died.One good thing about this book was that all the characters had this share on the spotlight.It was not all about Ava and Jackson but you get a glimpse of their friends too.I absolutely L.O.V.E Ava Why Because she was a good girlfriend and a good friend.She grieved because she lost her boyfriend which was normal.She was sad but still she doesn t want her parents and her parents to worry much about her so she shows them a strong face.She knew she had the chance to be with someone else but she had to give it up because she loves her friend and as a respect to Jackson too.I liked her because she was not all whiny and stuff like that.I like it because she was true to herself.I also loved Jackson.At first I thought he had become some sort of a poltergeist but I was so wrong.Turns out he had some unfinished business too.Not going to tell you what it is though, you have to find that out for yourselves.Ava s friends were cool.They were supportive and so were her parents.She had the right amount of support to get her going.She also had the right amount of rejection from Jackson s mom, since I think that she too blame Ava for Jackson s death.Anyways, I thought this book was cool, fresh and fun.Written in short poems made it aentertaining read.It was very simple but heartfelt.Despite the book s shortness, the right amount of emotions was there to keep the readers begging for .I love it Love it Love it.5 This just seems like a fifteen year old girl s journal It s not special It has nothing new I honestly thought her idea about writing a book, which is usually in prose, using verses was amazing I thought it was going to be tricky to write a whole story like that But really, it seemed like she wrote that in a day It s just phrases clipped at some point and joined together in what I think are supposed to be stanzas What s the amazing idea in that There is simple writing, but this is just too much You can write in a clear, unflourished way and still be brilliant, like William Goldman But this book was just a long, tiring list of events And the story was just uninspiring enough, so it didn t make up for the writing A book shouldn t be that It should be beautiful literature It should convey a story with good, solid writing This was disappointing.Oh yes, and the only amazing literature treasure in this book that remotely resembles poetry, having it rime and everything, is this Scat,kitty cat,scat.I don t need yousitting around herelike that Awesome. A cute title.Good premise.I amintrigued.But it s writtenin versefor no reasonwhatsoever.It s like readingthe poetry journalof a 15 year oldwho can twritepoetryand who wouldn t knowa decent metaphorif it bit heron the ass.So bad.Soooobad. I feel something Something behind me Something familiar Hauntingly familiar I glance behind me, but I don t see anything Or anyone And then, when I look in the mirror again, I see, for a split second, not just me, but someone else Jackson can I just say that i adore the cover it slovely in person it has this soft, velvety feel to it that i just so love 3i read this over a year ago but, I m going to go off what i remember Maybe I ll re write this when i get back home and give it a reread.let s get one thing straight.i never thought i d read a novel in verse and if i m to stretch this honesty thing i ll admit that i had no idea it was in verse when i bought the book but really, i don t regret it one bit because i loved it what i really loved about the book and what really surprised me, was how much information this small book was able to give through so little.now for the book itself.ever since her boyfriend, jackson, died ava has been completely closed off and at a loss you re conflicted throughout the book about jackson as ava goes through an array of emotions because it s another thing trying to deal with grief, with a loss of someone you love, but when that person makes an appearance back into your life in the form of a ghost, how in the world do you gather the courage to let them go but soon enough, ava realises that if she gets too used to this, she ll remain in this limbo not wanting to let go and but at the same time not being able to turn back to reality because as much as she has loved jackson, him sticking around could take away watever little there is left in her.not to mention having your ex boyfriend make an appearence back into your life doesn t exactly help things gorgeously written and so touching i remember being blown away by i heart you, you haunt me by how much it made me feel, despite the lack of words it made me see that the amount of pages and the amount of words don t matter in the slightest if you have it in you, if you pour your heart out i felt like the author really did that with this book.i heart you, you haunt me was the deciding factor.this may be my first verse bookBUTit certainly isn t the last Was it hard I ask Letting go Not as hard as holding on to something that wasn t real I gulp Can I ask how you did it I just decided, Ava That s all I just decided.