Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Review: Chasing Brooklyn - Lisa Schroeder

Chasing Brooklyn
Restless souls and empty hearts. 

Brooklyn can’t sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca died a year ago, and now their friend Gabe has 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 chasing her through her dreams.

Nico can’t stop. He’s always running, trying so hard not to feel the pain of missing Lucca. But when he begins receiving messages from his dead brother, telling him 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. (Goodreads)

Although I liked the sound of Chasing Brooklyn from the first time I heard about it, I wasn't convinced that I was actually going to enjoy reading it once I knew it was written in verse. Usually I don't like that kind of thing (just personal preference) but I was willing to at least give it a shot. And I'm sooo glad I did because this is an amazing book!

The story is about Brooklyn and Nico who have lost someone close to them, Lucca - her boyfriend and his brother. It is told from both of their points of view which allows the reader to really get to know both characters (both are fab). The verse style of writing works because it's simple and straight to the point, leaving out all of what is often just 'padding' in a story and gets right to the raw emotion. This makes for a compelling read and it's one of those "just one more page" kind of books.

A definite recommended read, even if it's not your usual kind of thing.

Other reviews of this book:

Reader Girls
Star Shadow
Book Hounds
Lost For Words
The Book Vixen

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