The Catastrophic History of You and Me

Rothenberg, Jess

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Catastrophic History of You and Me
Just before her sixteenth birthday, Brie Eagan literally dies of a broken heart when her boyfriend tells her he does not love her, and she then must go through the five stages of grief, while watching her friends and family try to cope with her death, before her faith in love is restored and she can move on to the afterlife.

Publisher: New York : Dial Books, 2012
ISBN: 9780803737204
Branch Call Number: FIC R
Characteristics: 375 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


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Aug 18, 2014
  • 1D_5SOS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best books I've ever read in my life!:)

I didn't expect much from this book but wow I must say it was fabulous!

Aug 05, 2014
  • ucblue rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So much better than what I had expected. Made me laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time. Kinda saw the plot twist - if you call it that - but enjoyed it nevertheless.

Aug 13, 2013
  • purpledirectioner rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this is a beautiful book it will make you cry smile add every other emotion there is

Jul 13, 2013
  • blue_swan_79 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love it (: !

Sep 30, 2012
  • Dreams098 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

All I have to say is: wow. This book has a unique twist to the idea of life and death....and it pulls on a few of your heartstrings at the same time. I'm a tough cookie....I never cry while reading books, but I'm ashamed and in awe to say that I teared up while reading this. A must-read!!! :)

Sep 19, 2012
  • acidflux rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

What would it be like to literally have your heartbroken? Apparently it would suck. This book is all over the place, which I enjoyed. It wasn't necessarily disjointed, there was just a lot of story, and the order is not chronological. Very touching, funny, sad. To see how the death of a child causes a family to spiral out of control, from the child's point of view, was quite crazy. Jess Rothenberg's take on where we go once we die, is quite fascinating as well. All in all, great love story.

Aug 14, 2012
  • m_roasa19 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is AMAZING. I have no words to actually describe this book. My heart ripped apart so many times. It's so beautifully written and every chapter opens up a new surprise. I guess, this book teaches you not to so easily jump to conclusions about someone and to maybe reflect and understand that sometimes there's always a reason. Can't wait to read future books written by Jess Rothenberg.

Jun 10, 2012

oh my god, best book i have ever read in a long long time! so many twists and turns, always keeping you on you rtoes. I suggest if you want to read something worthwhile, this is the book for you! AMAZING! :)

Apr 27, 2012
  • BookFaerie27 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Cheese has never been so good! This book is gorgeous, funny, heartbreaking and enlightening

Apr 11, 2012

The book takes a fascinating and unique approach to the classic love story by following the main character, Brie, into the afterlife when she literally dies of a broken heart.


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