Love You Hate Miss You- Elizabeth Scott
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. As she writes letter after letter, she begins to realize that the past holds its own secrets--and that the present deserves a chance.
Amy and her best friend are in a car accident. Amy is in rehab, and her best friend, Julia, is dead. The Story is about Amy coming to terms with her friends death, her guilt about that tragic night, and her problem with alcohol.
Elizabeth Scott has a way with writing teen books that are relevant to what's going on in today's youth. This book has such a strong message. Amy is weighed down with guilt about what happen with her best friend, and you can feel her despair. The emotional distance between Amy's parents, and her is significant, and you really do feel for Amy. As a parent though I can totally relate to her parents. What do you say? What do you do?
I really liked the way you can see Amy slowly starting to come out of that fog she had been in since Julia's death. Amy's progress throughout was realistic, though at times I really wanted to smack her, but maybe that was the parent side of me.
Love You Hate You Miss You is a good book written by a great YA writer. I wouldn't say this is a must read, but if you get your hands on it, definitely read it.