I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder
Here's the synopsis:
Girl meets boy.
Girl loses boy.
Girl gets boy back...
Ava can't see him or touch him,
unless she's dreaming.
She can't hear his voice,
except for the faint whispers in her mind.
Most would think she's crazy, but she knows he's here.
The boy Ava thought she'd spend the rest of her life with.
He's back from the dead,
as proof that love truly knows no bounds
Losing people we love is so hard. It never gets easier, and sometimes it feels like it never goes away. Most humans, innately, are scared to let go. I know I am. I'm scared of losing memories forever, scared of not having that person in my life at all.. even as a memory.
This book is an amazing healing tool. To be honest, I don't think people really ever "heal" from major losses. But we patch ourselves up, and we keep moving on, we keep living.. because what they say is true: Life goes on... even when we don't want it to.
Highly recommend picking up this book, especially if you could use a little hope in your life... or just a reminder that your memories are yours, and no one else's to take away. Special Thanks to authors like Lisa Schroeder, who write about the hard stuff - and who continue to remind me that as long as I want them, my memories are mine. My life is mine, and life... is a beautiful thing.
You'll like this book if you're a fan of:
Jandy Nelson's 'The Sky is Everywhere'
John Green's 'Looking For Alaska' or 'The Fault In Our Stars'
or other contemporary works.