First Impression: Intriguing
Synopsis: 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?
200 words (or less) review: Firstly I love Hamloaf, not only is that a brilliant dog name but the actual dog is pretty darn awesome also.
The book starts promisingly, Brie’s commentary on her friends, family and new “life” in the D&G is entertaining and descriptive without being boring. Both the writing and world building are well done and keep you reading. Which is good, because halfway through the book is starts to feel long. I’m not quite sure what it is. Part of the problem is Brie herself but I also felt the pacing lacked.
Once you get over that hurdle the story picks up back up again and I was really enjoying myself, so it’s really worth a read.