Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder: Book Review

chasing brooklynTitle: Chasing Brooklyn

Author: Lisa Schroeder

Started Date:  May 4, 2013

Finished Date:  May 4, 2013

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

Summary from Goodreads:

“Restless souls and empty hearts.

Brooklyn can’t sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now her friend Gabe has just died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe’s ghost is there waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn’t Lucca visiting her dreams.

Nico can’t stop. He’s always running, trying to escape the pain of losing his brother, Lucca. But when Lucca’s ghost begins leaving messages, telling Nico to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface.

As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. But neither of them can admit that they’re being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not one soul will be able to rest.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

 

Is it possible to love every chapter, every line, and every words of a book?

Because it did happened to me…with this one.

I love everything about this book! This is my first time to read a novel written in verse. I bought this just a few days ago because of the good reviews and recommendations. Also, I was intrigued by how it was written in verse. Then, I opened it and began reading the first chapter. And I just realized that I couldn’t stop reading. Wow, it actually took me only the first page. And I got hooked.

I knew this is a tear jerker, so I expected myself to cry. And I indeed literally cry. I love how it was written, how it was able to capture my heart.
It MOVED me. It was heart breaking, but it made me fall in love too. I felt everything, every word. I was amazed by how a certain book can teach a lot of things, a lot of lessons in life.
I love the characters – Brooklyn and Nico. They are both sad, lonely, and broken. They both lose someone they love the most – Lucca. He’s the boyfriend of Brooklyn and brother of Nico. Somehow, Lucca’s ghost helped them, to finally move on and be happy again.

Here’s my favorite line from it:
“My reflection tells one story.
My heart, a different one.

The difference is,
hearts don’t lie.
Mirrors do.” 

*sigh*
I can’t stop thinking about this book. I feel everything.
I really love it. Can you believe it, it only took me one book from the author and I’m now a fan?!
So you know I’ll be reading more books from her. 😉

 

xoxo,

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