I remember Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott being a good book. Sadly, it has fallen ill to the passage of time. I read it much too long ago and I simply can not remember anything about it. And that my friends is a very sad thing because Elizabeth Scott rocks. I have no hesitations in recommending her books.
I can tell you what Love You Hate You Miss You is about from reading synopsis’s myself. In fact, I’ll share with you from Scott’s website:
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.
Looking over some of the reviews myself, it feels vaguely familiar but yet I cannot recall any feelings nor basic details about the book. However, other reviewers were very enthusiastic about Love You Hate You Miss You and sad that it didn’t receive more attention at the time of it’s release. Hey, it’s Elizabeth Scott, I say go read it despite my not being able to remember anything about it. Will it stand the test of time? For me, obviously not. But I didn’t dislike it in the least. I don’t think all books have to have staying power. It was a good read at the time.
As a side note – I find it interesting to note how our feelings for a book change over time. Do you find yourself not being able to remember basic plotlines of books that you’ve read in the past?
Links of interest: My book reviews of Something, Maybe, Living Dead Girl. Elizabeth Scott website and blog. Other blogger reviews.
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Harper Teen. May 26, 2009.
Hardcover, 288 pages.
Love You, Hate You, Miss You is available from your local independent bookstore, Powell’s, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.